Alex Alder

Director, Accolade Measurement

Alex Alder is director of Accolade Measurement Ltd, with 30+ years experience of structural load testing and structural health monitoring, working mainly in the UK and sometimes abroad.  Experience includes design, installation and management of structural health monitoring systems, and Load testing of whole structures, including 500t ultimate load tests on a concrete crosshead, and proof load tests on structural components up to 500t.

My Speaker Sessions

Wednesday 13 March 2024

14:00

Insight through Load Testing

14:00 - 14:25
  • A overview of multiple schemes involving load testing of bridges.
  • Picking out the unique and novel examples, the presenters will share their experiences of supplementary and proof load testing on large and small structures.
  • Capturing useful pointers for when load testing is possible, available techniques, problems encountered, and limitations.
  • As we continue to extend the service life of many bridges, the use of load testing can be the key to insight beyond numerical assessment modelling.¬†