John Knapton

Consulting civil structural and highway engineer

mail@john-knapton.com

(Updated 14th August 2014)

 

 

Specialising in:

Concrete & Asphalt Pavements

Structural Engineering 

Aircraft, Port, & Highway pavements

Port, Highway & Aerodrome Civil Engineering Infrastructure 

Industrial floors 

Historic bridges 

Reinforced concrete 

Durability of concrete. 

Concrete & brick pavers 

Permeable paving and sustainable drainage  

Slope stability, site investigation

 

Click here for cv

During January 2004, JK drove a distance of 6,000 miles from Newcastle, UK to his village of Ekumfi-Atakwa in Ghana with BBC's Mark Batey. Click here for a detailed account of the 16 days journey.

 

 9/11 Ten Years On:

 

WORLD TRADE CENTER ATTACK

Click here for structural engineering background to the attack.

Here for JK's WTC teaching web page.

Here for JK's role in the WTC investigation.

PENTAGON ATTACK

Click here to read "THE PENTAGON REPORT" 

 

  

More items of engineering interest:

JK's design method for permeable pavements or here to see his published paper

Information on JK's books on industrial floors, hardstandings and roads

 Important source of information on concrete block paving

JK's work in Ghana

Local newspaper report on "Winking Eye" bridge

JK's design method:  Structural design of port & industrial pavements

 

Main menu

INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

(These pages were developed by JK during the 1990s for use by his civil and structural engineering students and also for his students of architecture.  They remain as an early example of the use of the web in teaching.)

 

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING CASE STUDIES

(These pages were used by JKs students in the 1990s as real world examples of structures which embodied many of the concepts which he taught to undergraduate and postgraduate students at Newcastle University)

 

PAVEMENTS & FLOORS

 

Elementary Structural Design (CIV131)

Reinforced concrete bridge collapse, Ghana

Paraguayan Pavers

Elementary Structural Design Coursework (CIV131)

Cragside Iron Bridge, Rothbury, UK

The streets of Pompeii & Paestum

Structural Modelling & Testing (CIV135)

Volta Bridge & Lake, Ghana

Permeable Pavements for Supermarket Car Parks

Reinforced concrete notes (CIV235)

Three Northumbrian Bridges, Northumberland, UK

Paving through the ages

Structural Modelling & Testing (2) (CIV135)

Leazes Arcade Refurbishment, Newcastle, UK

 Permeable Pavement Full Scale Trials

Structures III for Stage 3 Architects (CIV338)

Rialto Bridge, Venice

Permeable paving at Santos Container Yard, Brazil (1996)

Matrix Analysis of Structures (CIV833)

Theory of Structures C (CIV334)

St. James' Park, Newcastle United FC

Structural design of highways surfaced with pavers

Specialist Structures (CIV438)

Industrial Building, Tyneside, UK

Structural design of port & industrial pavements

Newcastle Students in Ekumfi-Atakwa, Ghana

Collection of bridges

Research into innovative pavers

 

Stability of memorials in cemeteries

International Conference Papers

World Trade Center Attack

Segedunum Observation Tower, Wallsend, UK

 Paver bedding sands

Steel section properties

Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield, UK

JK's books on floors and external hardstandings

 

JK recently designed a new stand for his local football club, Whitley Bay FC, click here for details.

 

Click here to see pictures of JKs 1954 MG TF 1500