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Design Engineer, Senior Design Engineer, Aarsleff

It is with great delight that we welcome Ash Rogers into the business today as Senior Design Engineer. Although Ash has plenty of experience in piling, Ash will mainly be looking at the design of retaining walls, ground anchors and slope stabilisation works such as soil nailing. Ash is keen to find innovative ways to make Aarsleff Ground Engineering more efficient.

Born and raised in Nottingham, Ash has spent time as a designer/estimator at Van Elle; a contracts engineer and then design engineer at Keltbray Group, and more recently joins us from Aspin Group where he worked as a design project manager working largely on Network Rail projects.

Did you know?

Ash was short-listed for Rail Engineer of the Year of the Rail Staff Awards in 2015 and is currently working with the developer of WALLAP (GeoSolve: one of the market leaders in retaining wall/piling design software) toward a new feature in the next software release, which could ultimately refine the structural design of piles.

Projects of Interest
  • Managed the design and technical delivery of foundations for overhead electrification equipment on Edinburgh – Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) which included novel designs of rock anchors, masonry fixings, self-drilling micro-piles with permanent CHS casing and reinforced concrete works. The total fee of the design package was around £80,000.
  • Design of 950mm and 1150mm OD rotary bored bearing piles for a new Sky studio in Brentford including specification, design and back analysis of preliminary static load pile tests. The pile tests enabled us to justify to the project engineer, ARUP, more favourable design assumptions and a lower factor of safety which made a significant saving to the project.
  • Design of contiguous piled retaining wall for a new underground sports and leisure complex at the American High School in London. Detailed attention had to be made to the proximity of a 12m retained height section of the wall to a road with underlying gas and electricity services; a London Underground line that went directly beneath sections of the wall; and close coordination with temporary works and ground works was also needed.
  • Successfully simulated the movement of the railway embankment at the proposed Salford Depot junction using Finite Element Analysis software Plaxis 3D. This model contributed towards the numerical analysis of possible remedial works.

Speaking about the appointment, Kevin Hague General Manager Aarsleff said:

“Ashley has already demonstrated a desire to be challenged and to contribute towards the continued successful growth of the business. Ash is a great addition to the Aarsleff team and as Senior Design Engineer occupies an important role for the Company as it moves to offer a greater range of in-house ground engineering services”

 

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