John joined JCT in January 2008 following 13 years of experience in both local government and traffic signal contracting. With a background in physics and research and development John brings strong analytical skills to JCT. John's introduction to the traffic engineering industry was as a contracting engineer giving him a particular insight in the practical aspects of installation and maintenance of signals. John's tenure in local government has given him experience in a broad range of traffic engineering including accident investigation and road safety audit as well as signals design and modelling. Since joining JCT John has proved himself to be an effective communicator in delivery of lectures on JCT's training courses. John also has an ability to communicate technical ideas demonstrated by his publications in Traffic Engineering Control and Traffic Technology International. Coupled with his studies at the Institute for Transport Studies this spectrum of experience gives John unique perspective on traffic engineering from the point of view of the contractor, local authority, academia and consultancy.
Simon is a fully trained LinSig, Transyt, Arcady, Picady and Paramics modeller, able to scope, execute and report on traffic control modelling work associated with either isolated or linked signal control networks. He has personally trained for three years in this work under the direct tutelage of Barbara Chard (BCC) and Brian Simmonite (JCT). Accordingly, he now has a proven ability to apply the above software in the most appropriate manner to both develop realistic and achievable design options, and then to evaluate and report the results. Simon has recently acquired Senior Engineer status and is daily demonstrating his ability in the modelling of difficult junction scenarios. He is also acquiring a growing reputation in the auditing of Traffic Impact submissions for various UK Local Authorities. Simon recently presented a paper on the Barbara Chard Consultancy innovative design of Bardills roundabout, Nottingham at the Paramics user group meeting. This design work was carried out in association with the Scott Wilson Consultancy, and recently won a high commendation from the East Midllands branch of the Institute of Civil Engineers.
Barbara Chard joined JCT as a new Director, in May 2008 following the merger of her company, Barbara Chard Consultancy (BCC) with the JCT Consultancy. BCC was formed in 1999 with a view to providing specialist training and design skills in the Traffic Design, Traffic Evaluation, Traffic Control, Traffic Software Training and Audit/Checking field of work using Transyt12 TranEd2 LinSig Arcady Picady and S-Paramics. Prior to the formation of BCC Barbara had over 23 years experience in the civil engineering and transportation fields of work in both the private sector and in the public sector, the latter at both central and local government offices. Barbara is an acknowledged UK specialist in the traffic evaluation, audit /checking and software training fields of work, and most recently has returned from New Zealand where she attended and directed the commissioning of the very first signal controlled roundabouts in Tauranga, North Island. The roundabouts, at Welcome Bay, were the subject of a BBC report and were both designed by JCT using the LinSig2 software for networks. While in New Zealand, Barbara also presented training courses in LinSig, gave presentations to various private and public bodies on the benefits of signal controlling roundabouts, and offered potential solutions for several problematic junctions she was invited to visit in North Island cities. BCC, and now JCT, are appointed as specialist consultants to NZ for provision of traffic control solutions for particularly problematical junctions. Barbara will soon return to New Zealand to direct commissioning of an innovative 'peanut' design at Brookfield, Tauranga, once again designed using LinSig2 for networks by the JCT Consultancy.
Paul jointly founded JCT in its current form in 1996 having previously had over 5 years experience in transportation and traffic modelling working for a major UK Consultancy. In this role Paul both built and maintained a number of SATURN strategic transport models as well as working in other areas such as traffic signal design and modelling, Transport Assessment preparation and checking, preparation of data for public inquiry, scheme economic assessment, risk assessment, and software development. In his role at JCT Paul wrote the original windows version of LinSig and now has overall responsibility for software development within the company as well as being more widely involved in the management of the company.
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