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Andrew Boyle. MA. C.Eng. MICE. FCIHT
Andrew Boyle Associates Ltd.
Sevenoaks, Kent
Tel: +44 (0)1732 746211/ Fax: +44 (0)1732 779441/ Mobile: 07919247904
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Website: http://www.aboyleassociates.co.uk
Andrew Boyle Andrew Boyle had 23 years experience in government service, mainly in the highways field. He took early retirement in March 1997 from the post of Head of Engineering Policy Division in the Highways Agency. Before that he worked with contractors, Tarmac and R M Douglas, respectively on site and in the design office, consultants Sir Owen Williams on the RE's staff for the M6 Midland Links Motorways and in the bridge design office at the Warwickshire Sub-Unit of the Midlands Road Construction Unit. In June 1997 he set up his own consultancy practice. He has worked on European Community projects both in DRIVE 2 and Phare programmes, the latter involving work in Poland. He also worked on a World Bank project in the Middle East. He has contributed to a book on Highway Engineering. From 2000 to 2008 he advised the UK Department for Transport and the HAUC community on new ways of controlling road works in the highway. He was deeply involved in the drafting of the Traffic Management Act 2004 and subsequent regulations including those for Permit schemes. Latterly he procured and managed the production of the Technical Specification for the new ETON 4, notice transfer for street and road works, IT system on behalf of the Department for Transport. Over the past few years he has been working with a UK based, but internationally active consultancy firm on work in the Middle East reviewing the early stages of road schemes. For the past 18 months he has been the Project Manager and Editor-in-Chief for URS on a project for the Ministry of Works in the Kingdom of Bahrain to develop and publish an up to date Roads Design Manual, involving frequent regular trips to Manama.

Services Provided

  • Advice on government administration particularly in relation to technology issues;
  • Advice on the institutional, regulatory and cultural aspects of the implementation of new technology in transport;
  • Advice on how to be ready for the implementation of the Traffic Management Act 2004, review of performance and advice on how and where to improve processes and performance;
  • Network referencing in the use of GIS and ITS;
  • Quality, performance and value for money in transport project procurement;
  • Specification and Standards Issues;
  • Advice on the development and delivery of road transport projects and programmes, including systems;
  • Review of policy implementation and advice on ways to improve policy decisions;
  • Review of transport infrastructure delivery and operations;
  • Advice on contractual issues and dispute resolution
  • Project Management

Selected Achievements

  • He advised the Japanese Ministry of Construction on institutional issues in the UK;
  • He was overall Project Manager for the computer operated variable speed restrictions trial on the M25, which has resulted in a 28% reduction in personal injury accidents, and the stabilisation of traffic flows;
  • He chaired, for 3 years, a group of experts from Western European governments dealing with standardisation issues in relation to roads, including carrying out negotiations with the European Commission;
  • He was responsible for development of the policy on value for money and quality in the procurement of construction and design contracts by the Highways Agency;
  • He represented the UK on a European group of experts dealing with standardisation of network referencing and data interchange issues;
  • He was responsible for the development of motorway contra flow systems when they were first introduced in the mid 1970s;
  • He was project manager for several major road schemes in the Midlands and London, both in the planning and design and construction stages. He also designed several bridges in the Midlands early on in my career;
  • He redrafted a World Bank report to set up a Central Roads Administration for the Palestinian National Authority including all the final editing, as well as contributing on contractual issues,He has advised the UK government and others on new policie
  • He is currently Project Manager and Editor-in-Chief for URS on a project to develop a new Roads Design Manual for the Kingdom of Bahrain.
  • Currently Vice Chair of the UK National Committee of the World Roads Association. Subject to approval at the 2014 AGM he will then take over as Chair for a 4 year stint.

Recent Projects

  • Roads Design Manual - view
  • Second Opinion on Road Projects in the Middle East at planning stage - view
  • Street and Road Works in England - view
  • Report on Central Road Administration for the Palestinian National Authority - view
  • Specification for Tolled Motorways in Poland - view
Roads Design Manual
To develop and promulgate a new Roads Design Manual for the Kingdom of Bahrain in accordance with World's Best Practice
Second Opinion on Road Projects in the Middle East at planning stage
Reviewing the planning of road schemes in a Middle Eastern country developed by the national and municipal road companies
Street and Road Works in England
Advice and assistance on developing new policies for street works.
Report on Central Road Administration for the Palestinian National Authority
This work involved editing a 1200 page report produced by the clients using Palestinian and German engineers into good English for acceptance by the World Bank who were the clients for the main project, as well as adding sections on contract
Specification for Tolled Motorways in Poland
Assisting with developing works specification
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