Mark Harris is a Principal Civil Engineer based in the United Kingdom with more than 20 years of experience developing solutions for ground engineering and geoenvironmental projects working for industrial manufacturers and property developers.
Mr. Harris specializes in the regeneration of contaminated land and brownfield sites by implementing decommissioning, decontamination, demolition and corrective action programmes. Mr. Harris has managed and provided technical direction on a wide range of contaminated land and brownfield regeneration projects at locations across the UK. He has provided consultancy support to have included the oil, chemical, pharmaceutical, large-scale manufacturing and power generation industries, as well as industrial, commercial and residential developers.
Among his recent efforts involving remedial design, Mr. Harris managed the feasibility study and design of the capping of an industrial waste landfill in Northern England. The solution incorporated a geosynthetic cap and surface water collection via an attenuation pond. It required a large-scale engineering project to reduce the slopes of perimeter aspects of the landfill which had previously been capped, followed by surface stabilization and restorative planting. A groundwater/leachate collection system has been designed to address off-site migration of contamination from the landfill.
Additionally, Mr. Harris works with industrial site owners preparing premises for redevelopment. He has served as project manager for the decommissioning, decontamination, and demolition of a series of chemical production facilities in the UK and elsewhere in Europe. He has directed pre-demolition surveys to classify demolition waste including Type 3 asbestos surveys and building fabric sampling.