New Chairman and Vice Chairman appointed to Pipe Jacking Association


Graeme Monteith, Tunnelling Engineering Manager at Barhale Construction, has been appointed chairman of the Pipe Jacking Association and Jim Kirby, an Associate at consulting engineer Donaldson Associates, vice-chairman.

Graeme, a graduate of Camborne School of Mines, has over 30 years experience in tunnelling, pipe jacking and associated civil engineering, much of this within the water sector. Jim Kirby has 24 years contracting and consultancy experience, specialising in tunnelling and pipe jacking, shafts and pipelines.

Commenting on his appointment Graeme Monteith said: "The PJA has been active in a number of key areas to include education and research, technical innovation and industry standards. We plan to continue and grow these activities and to raise the awareness of pipe jacking as one of the primary methods for installing drainage and other utilities in urban areas with the minimum of disruption, and significantly reduced carbon outputs".

More information on the Pipe Jacking Assocation can be found on their website.