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3rd March 2021

Alasdair Beal retires after almost 40 years at Perega

On 28th February we bid a fond farewell to long-serving engineer, Alasdair Beal, who retires after 39 years with the company.

Spanning a career in civil and structural engineering of more than 40 years, Alasdair joined Perega in 1981, when the company was known as R. H. Thomason & Partners. Based in our Leeds office, he has built up a deserved reputation and become well-known within the profession for his technical knowledge and expertise, seeing him frequently called upon as an expert witness on complex insurance claims and litigation jobs.

As well as working across a range of sectors, Alasdair has also contributed his specialist knowledge on a number of award-winning heritage projects and listed buildings, including Dean Clough Mills in Halifax and the restoration of the fire-damaged Owston Hall in Doncaster. Another notable project was the stabilisation of Yorkshire Water’s leaning Seven Arches Aqueduct.

During Alasdair’s career, he has had 32 technical papers published in professional journals, as well as papers presented at conferences and meetings and has been involved in research on concrete column design at Leeds University.

A small socially-distanced presentation was held in our Leeds office which included the gift of a ‘Little Alasdair’ (pictured) that was crocheted by technician, Donna. Alasdair will be spending his retirement with family and will be greatly missed by everyone at Perega.