Meet the Team

Raison Foster Associates is a limited company and was set up in February 2002. Chris Raison has many years experience in geotechnical engineering and particular expertise and experience with highways and rail projects. He is fully conversant in Eurocodes, approvals processes and legacy BSI codes of practice.

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  • Chris Raison - Director - BEng, MSc, CEng MICE, MASCEOpen or Close

    Telephone: 024 7641 0338  |  Mobile: 07974 005990
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    Chris RaisonBiography
    Chris Raison graduated in Civil and Structural Engineering from Sheffield University in 1973 and was awarded an MSc. in Foundation Engineering in 1977 from the University of Birmingham. He became a Chartered Engineer in 1981.

    After graduating he worked with Soil Mechanics Ltd. From 1979 up to 1987 he held a number of posts in Geotechnical Consultancy working for Ove Arup and Partners and Peter Fraenkel and Partners. He later joined Keller Ground Engineering as Chief Engineer. In 1999 he launched his own consultancy, Chris Raison Associates and went on to set up Raison Foster Associates in 2002.

    He is a specialist in soil mechanics, foundation engineering, particularly piled retaining walls, piled foundations, soil nailing, ground anchorages, slope stability, earthworks and ground improvement. He also has experience as an expert witness.

    Notable projects are: British Library; Chao Phya River Crossing (Thailand); She Tin Po Trunk Road (Hong Kong); M40 (Wendlebury to Souldern); Morecambe Bay Gas Terminal; Wimbledon Town Centre; West Coast Main Line; Thelwall Viaduct.

    He is well known for his contribution to technical committees and publications.

    Chris is currently involved in development work for the next generation of Eurocode 7 [BS EN 1997].

  • Carol Raison - Company Secretary & Financial DirectorOpen or Close

    Telephone: 024 7641 0338

    Carol RaisonBiography
    Carol Raison studied mathematics at Sheffield University followed by a career in sales for a specialist cable company selling individually designed cables to the aerospace and computer industries. After a career break for children she worked for a high street bank in their Internet Banking department. She was Finance Director of Chris Raison Associates and in 2002 became Company Secretary and Finance Director for Raison Foster Associates.

    Carol is responsible for administration and accounts and undertakes all matters in the Company which are not of a geotechnical nature.