Howard Stevens (1937-), civil engineer, was educated at the University of Manchester and Northwestern University, Illinois, becoming an expert in soil mechanics. In 1959 he joined the construction company Sir Alfred McAlpine, where he spent most of his career. From the early 1960s Stevens was heavily involved in the motorway construction programme, beginning in the North of England working onsoils and materials testing, then on building concrete roads. He worked in a series of increasingly senior posts on motorway projects around the UK, eventually as Managing Director, Alfred McAlpine Construction, South Region. After retirement in 1997 he has continued to indulge in his long term hobby of fishing, and has played an important role in the Motorway Archive.