Landfill CQA Supervision Experience
"Hi! I'm Ken Rowe. I'm an independent consultant working in the waste management industry. We have just
created this brand new web site which I plan to use as a showcase of the types of work we provide across a wide range of clients in the
United Kingdom and Ireland."
Although our work experience is wide, it all centres on Landfill Construction Quality Assurance and Ken
Rowe's COTC (Certificate of Technical Competance) qualification and experience.
In addition to landfill development supervisory skills Ken is regularly engaged by waste landfilling companies to
manage landfill operations, and has a reputation for successfully troubleshooting the management of landfills.
A particular skill offered is his ability to resolve issues of non-compliance with the Waste Management
Licence/Landfill Permit staff of the the regulatory authorities, and most of his time is spent on site carrying out site management on the
ground. Similarly with Construction Quality Control Work Ken spends most of his time with the contractor's personnel on site, supervising the
work on the site.
Also In This Web Site
The waste industry provides an essential service to the public, and is changing rapidly. It is changing into a
high investment and highly managed industry.
Europe-wide all landfills, despite still being referred to by many as tips (or even "dumps") must comply with the
EU Landfill Directive. They are designed and operated to comply with strictly enforced regulations and all waste must be
pre-treated to reduce its impact on the environment.
" All the landfill work we do is to the highest standards, and a great deal of time, money, effort and ingenuity
is applied to the technologies used and to develop and improve the way we do things. These efforts are largely unsung and
unappreciated by the public at large."
We thought that it was high time for us to do our bit to build a
web site which will also include information and educational areas to inform the public and in some small way to raise
public awareness of the many recent advances in landfilling.
The first of these case studies
of some of our previous projects with a captioned movie slideshow is here, intended to provide simple jargon-free technical
explanations for the average person to understand.
Ken Rowe - The CV
WAMITAB – COTC – LS4 -Landfill Operations (Special Waste);
Associate Membership – Chartered Institute of Wastes Management.
- 10 years experience in all aspects of landfill management operations, engineering, lining,
capping, and restoration;
- Provider of CQA supervision for capping and engineering works;
- Conversant with mineral liners and flexible membrane liner (FML) geo-engineering
- CQA Engineer – Specific Duties Carried Out
Review and implementation:
CQA Plan specifications and methodology, Working Plan, Application Documents, and
Manufacturer’s installation instructions and recommendations;
Liase with client, site management and contractors accordingly;
Notify any deviations of installation methodology from those approved;
Check and supervise delivery, unloading and on-site transport of materials;
Take samples of FML at specified frequencies;
Monitor deployment and emplacement on FML/geo-synthetic in-line with CQA Plan and
manufacturers installation specification;
Monitor and check panel thickness and overlap against specification;
Identify, mark up, monitor and record all repair operations;
Carry out visual walkover inspections checking placement, overlap, and for any tears damage
Attend all Site Progress Meetings and where deemed necessary or requested, Environment Agency
on -site inspections;
Prepare and submit daily reports summarising quantities of geo-synthetics used, weather
conditions, plant employed and any other relevant information;
Photo-record the progress of installation operations throughout the contract;
Prepare, mark up, record and dispatch samples for laboratory testing.