M A Smith

Environmental 

Consultancy

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Tel. 01442-872968

 

Mobile. 07961-312790

E-mail. michael.a.smith@btinternet.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Michael Alan Smith

BSc, CChem, CGeol, C.WEM, FRSC, MCIWEM, MIMMM, FGS

Self-employed independent consultant (trading as M A Smith Environmental Consultancy) specialising in contaminated land, environmental assessment and use of industrial by-products and waste materials in construction and building materials since November 1995.

Previously director of Clayton Environmental Consultants Ltd, Head of the Building Research Establishment's Contaminated Land Section and Secretary of the Interdepartmental Committee on the Redevelopment of Contaminated Land.

 

Expertise -

Contaminated land

Other Expertise

Professional Activities

Career History

Education

Professional Qualifications

Learned Societies and Trade Bodies

     

Areas of expertise - Contaminated Land

  • Investigation of contaminated buildings and sites (including gassing sites)
  • Risk assessment
  • Formulation of guidelines and criteria;
  • Remediation
  • Preparation of written guidance
  • Expert witness in public inquiries and civil actions
  • Training
  • Policy formulation
  • Social, psychological and economic impacts of contaminated and hazardous waste sites.

 

Other Expertise

  • Use of industrial waste materials and by-products
  • Cement chemistry
  • Durability of building materials
  • Energy efficiency in production of building materials
  • Formulation and direction of applied and strategic research
  • Expansion of old blastfurnace and steelmaking slags.

 

Professional activities

Participation in international studies on contaminated land and membership of British Standards Institution and ISO (International Organization for Standardization) committees; and membership of steering groups for a number of research projects. Author of numerous papers and reports on contaminated land, the utilisation of industrial by-products, and materials science

Previously, "industrial partner" and member of steering group for Building Research Establishment studies on behaviour of materials under aggressive conditions and other aspects of contaminated land.

 

Career History

1997 to 2002:

Director, Nustone Ltd, an Entrust body concerned with research on: the use of solid wastes from combustion processes including municipal solid waste incinerators in building and construction; and on the remediation of contaminated soils.

November 1995 to present

Self-employed independent consultant specialising in contaminated land, environmental assessment and use of industrial by-products and waste materials in construction and building materials.

1985 -1995

Clayton Environmental Consultants Limited: Director and Company Secretary

1980-1985

Building Research Establishment:

Head, Contaminated Land Section (1980 to March 1985)

Marketing Officer, Building Research Energy Conservation Support Unit (BRECSU) (April 1985 to October 1985).

1977-1980

Department of the Environment: Principal Scientific Officer (PSO), Secretary Interdepartmental Committee on the Redevelopment of Contaminated Land (ICRCL), Central Unit on Environmental Pollution.

1964-1977

Building Research Establishment: Head, Silicate Chemistry Section (1970 to 1977); Scientific Officer in Silicate Chemistry Section (1964 to 1970).

 

Education

B.Sc. (Joint Honours), Chemistry and Geology, Nottingham University 1964

Professional Qualifications

Chartered Chemist (Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry)

Chartered Geologist (Fellow of the Geological Society)

Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

Chartered Water & Envionmental Manager (Member of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Managemen).

Learned Societies and Trade Bodies

Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists

British Geotechnical Association

British Land Reclamation Society

Society of Brownfield Risk Assessment

Society of Chemical Industry

United Kingdom Environmental Law Association

 

Contact Information

Tel. 01442-872968

 

Mobile. 07961-312790

E-mail. michael.a.smith@btinternet.com