Saturday, 9 January 2010

Kevin Taylor - Director, Beam Calcs Ltd - CV

Kevin Taylor - CV
Director of Beam Calcs Ltd

Qualifications:  Associate Member of the
                          Association of Building Engineers
                          Higher National Certificate in Civil Engineering
                          National Certificate in Civil Engineering Studies
                          Full Driving Licence

Kevin Taylor is (beam calcs) the founder and Director of Beam Calcs Ltd Prior to working for his company on a full time basis he worked as a Design Engineer on a contract basis for Morrison Construction three days a week. Prior to founding Beam Calcs Ltd, he was employed by Derby City Council as a Senior Technician working on the structural design of new buildings, the refurbishment of existing premises and the checking of structural calculations submitted for building regulation approval.

He has an accredited HNC in Civil Engineer, which was awarded in 1998, and over 16 years industry  experience. Whilst working for Derby City Council he was involved with the design of a number of large new school buildings; this entailed detailed design of a range of structural elements, producing CAD drawings attending Design Team Meeting and Site Meetings, and site supervision. He also gained extensive experience of designing steel beams and associated bearings required when removing load bearing internal walls in council house properties.

Prior to being employed by Derby City Council, he was a Bridge Inspector working in the AMScott Structures Team at Mansfield on the Highways Agency’s Area 7 Management Agent Contract (MAC). His duties included carrying out Principal Inspections, concrete testing, writing technical reports, recommending maintenance actions on a variety of highways structures and inputting data into the Highways Agency’s Structures Management Information System (SMIS). He assisted in the design of highway maintenance schemes by carrying out level surveys and producing accurate detail and reinforced concrete AutoCAD drawings, he also produced stability calculations for gravity retaining walls.

Mr Taylor has experience of working in a variety of areas within the construction industry. Previously he was employed as a Technician Engineer working on a variety of building structures, including design of complex three dimensional structures using computer analysis and preparing accurate detail drawings in steel, masonry and concrete structures. He has designed a range of structural elements including pad, trenchfill and raft foundations, steel and timber beams, retaining walls, concrete beams and floor slabs, and vertically and laterally loaded masonry to current codes of practice. He has also undertaken structural inspections and the writing of technical reports.

Whilst working for specialist pre-cast concrete manufacturers, he designed and detailed pre-cast concrete floors and stair components using CAD systems (ME10 and AutoCAD) and various computer design packages.

Prior to this he was employed as a Technician carrying out a range of tests and procedures including; testing of concrete structures, cover meter surveys, half-cell potentials, taking samples to establish cement and chloride contents and establishing depths of carbonation. He also undertook insitu ground investigations and laboratory testing on material and soil samples.

Kevin Taylor ABEng
Beam Calcs Ltd

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