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Director of Operations

Local Address: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd
40 Bernard Street
London WC1N 1LG
United Kingdom

Company Description: Sir Robert McAlpine is a leading UK construction company founded in 1869, operating in the building, civil engineering and related maintenance markets. We believe...   more

Employment History

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Oliver Wainwright: April 2011, 1 April 2011 [cached]
McAlpine's project director, Tony Aikenhead, explains how the tension ring was built on a temporary scaffold and raised into place on cables hung from the compression truss, by 56 computer-controlled jacks over a period of six weeks - the tension forces pre-calculated for every stage of the lift. The 14 lighting towers, 28m tall and weighing 34 tonnes, were then hauled into place by a super-crane, held with vast temporary stays, belying the fact that they now hang effortlessly from two barely visible 25mm cables. Once in place, the whole structure was laser-scanned to generate a 2 billion-point digital model - which was miraculously found to be within 30mm tolerance of the original theoretical model - a tribute, as the architect, engineers and project manager keep reiterating as they shower praise on each other, to the unprecedented level of integrated teamwork. For all the precision engineering involved, there is a refreshingly English attitude at play beneath the slickness, in line with the "make do and mend" spirit of the 1948 Olympics. At a stage when all of the construction drawings for the steel superstructure had been made, the supplier discovered an alternative cheaper source: a hoard of unused gas pipes, "found in a field in Yorkshire," grins Aikenhead.
"The stadium is likely to evolve over time," says Aikenhead.
Governance, 10 Oct 2013 [cached]
Tony Aikenhead - Sir Robert McAlpine
Tony Aikenhead, Director of ..., 1 Oct 2013 [cached]
Tony Aikenhead, Director of Operations at Sir Robert McAlpine, Liveryman Alan Crane CBE, Past President CIOB, Anna Baker, Lady Valerie Dixon, Mike Rider, Alan Longhurst, Master The Worshipful Company of Constructors, Simon Trevor, Regional Manager Midlands & North West for Sir Robert McAlpine
Tony Aikenhead is the Sir ..., 28 June 2011 [cached]
Tony Aikenhead is the Sir Robert McAlpine project director leading Team Stadium, the consortium responsible for the design and construction of the 2012 Olympic stadium. He will be guest of honour at Barnard Castle School's speech day, prize giving and leavers' service on July 9. Tony, 58, who was born in West Hartlepool, attended Barnard Castle School from 1970 to 1972, for his A Level studies, while his father worked in Nigeria as Chief Superintendent of Police during the Biafran War. "It is a real honour to be asked to return to my old school to speak to students who are setting out to make their own mark on the world," said Tony. "I have very fond memories of Barnard Castle School, especially playing a lot of rugby and cricket, being on the committee to secure the right to wear non uniform out of lessons at weekends and the dances with the local convent school. I hope that I will be able to inspire today's students with some of my own life experiences and especially my work over the past four years with Team Stadium and the Road to 2012." Tony started his career with John Laing as a quantity surveying student in 1972 after missing out on the necessary A Level grades to study his chosen subject of law at university.
In 2007 Tony joined Sir Robert McAlpine as project director of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium. Barnard Castle School headmaster Alan Stevens said: "We are very privileged to have Tony come back and speak to our students.
Industry Events, 3 May 2006 [cached]
, Tony Aikenhead, Project Director, Sir Robert McAlpine
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