The Research Team

This research team for this phase of the Get It Right Initiative was led by Ed McCann and Tom Barton.

Ed McCann is a Director of Expedition Engineering; he is an innovative and creative designer. Ed is a Fellow and Trustee of the ICE and chairs their National Best Practice Panel. Ed is also a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Innovation at University College London and Strathclyde University.

Tom Barton is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He has had over 40 years’ experience working firstly with John Mowlem and Company and for the last 18 years with Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd working on some significant projects mainly in the UK but also overseas. Tom was the Deputy Regional Manager (London and South East) for Sir Robert McAlpine, and before that a Director of John Mowlem & Co. plc.

Their principal assistant was Bruce Martin, Associate Director, Expedition Engineering, MIStructE.

The literature review was completed by Kell Jones, Research Engineer, Chartered Accountant and Architectural Planner, Expedition Engineering and University College London.

The Steering Group This phase of the Get It Right Initiative has been guided by a Steering Group which includes:

Malcolm Corlett Head of Civil Engineering BAM Nuttal
David Anderson Head of Business Process & Quality BAM Nuttall
Damian Leydon Operations Director Berkeley Group
Simon Taylor Group HS&E Director Byrne Brothers
Zara Lamont Performance Improvement Director Carillion
Howard Tinkler Quality and Compliance Director Carillion
Paul Cannon Commercial Manager Carillion
Clive Loosemore Director Costain
Emer Murnaghan Head of Business Improvement GRAHAM Construction
John Price Managing Director Keltbray
John Podmore Business Improvement Manager One Alliance
David Ansell Associate Director Prater
Cliff Smith Business Improvement Manager Sir Robert McAlpine
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Jim Neill Company Chief Engineer Sir Robert McAlpine
Ian Kirkaldy Chief Engineer Southern Water
Barrie Nightingale Director T. Clarke
Emma McNab Business Excellence Manager Taylor Woodrow
John Shannon Programme Director Wates

Additional oversight has been provided by Hayley Monksfield, David Plummer and Richard Bayliss of the CITB


The following organisations have contributed to this phase of the Get It Right Initiative:
Alinea Consulting
Anglian Water
BAM Nuttall
Berkeley St James Group
Byrne Group
GRAHAM Construction
Prater Limited, Linder UK Group
Qatar National Bank (QNB)
Scotch Partners
Sir Robert MacAlpine
Southern Water
Taylor Woodrow

We are very grateful for all of the contributions of time and finance.

Supported by

Letters of support for the Get It Right Initiative have been received from:
Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA)
Construct – Concrete Structures Group
Severfield (UK) Ltd
The Department for Business Innovation & Skills
The Institution of Civil Engineers