Course tutor: Simon Swanston
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.
Course tutor: Dr Douglas Reid
Douglas joined JCT in 2006, becoming a director of the company in January 2008. This followed 30 years of experience in local government working on Urban Traffic Control, traffic signal design, development planning, major transport schemes and local transport plans. His work has included large numbers of signalled roundabouts and traffic signals as part of major road schemes and developments. He has also had much involvement in area-wide transport studies, including transport network modelling.
Douglas is a leading expert on junctions, and in 1994 gained his PhD at Nottingham University in junction design and tackling urban congestion. He has well recognised presentation skills, having given many papers at conferences and expert evidence at public inquiries. He has long standing experience as a training lecturer, having taught traffic signal design on JCT courses since 1987. Since joining JCT full time Douglas has been a key lecturer and is extensively involved in all aspects of JCT training.
Course tutor: John Nightingale
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.
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