2018 Programme

Registration and exhibition hall open at 8.30am
Programme starts at 9.25am
Programme concludes at 4.55pm

Provisional programme highlights include:

  • Seeking out scour quickly and safely - trialling a new bridge inspection system in Cumbria
    Jenny Roberts, senior project manager, Gaist
    - Martin Hardman
    , bridges & structures manager, Cumbria CC

  • Virtual and remote inspection methods for bridges
    Jesper Falk, Market director & head of section, COWI
    - Finn Raun Gottfredsen, project director, operations & maintenance, COWI

  • The world’s first bio-based composite movable cycle bridge
    Martin Halpin, innovation & development manager, Delft Infra Composites

  • Addressing innovation risk in a public authority context - a case in point; FRP in bridges
    Remco Renting, senior project engineer, Groeningen Province

  • The gravity-defying footbridge
    - Luke Walker,
    senior engineer, bridges & structures, engineering design group, Devon County Council

  • Linton Bridge; from reactive modelling to proactive monitoring
    Tom Card, specialist survey manager, LandScope Engineering Ltd

  • Scour and hydrodynamic effects due to debris blockage at masonry bridges
    Dr Prakash Kripakaran, senior lecturer, Exeter University

  • The secrets of Middleton Road bridge - a detective story
    Peter Clapham, associate, WSP

  • Innovation in bridge engineering – a review of the state of the art
    Keith Harwood, Adept/BOF/Hertfordshire CC

  • Printed bridges - gimmick or game-changer?
    Theo Salet, Witteveen Bos

  • Management of safety critical fixings – new CIRIA guidance
    Neil Loudon, head of structures policy, Highways England
    Stephen Pottle,
    highways sector leadWSP

  • ‘Probably the best BCI in the world’; understanding PFI structures performance standards
    - Joanne Huett, structures project manager, Ringway Island Roads
    - Ian Hodson, structures manager, Ringway Island Roads

  • Aerodynamic performance of Tintagel Bridge
    Ender Ozkan, principal and regional manager, RWDI

  • Ensuring steel bridges are competitive - efficient design, specification and construction
    Chris Hendy, technical director transportation, head of bridge design & technology, Atkins

  • The Skytrain cable-stayed bridge, Sydney Metro
    Sam Khan, director for bridges, Rendel
  • Managing assets – how new technology can help bridge owners keep on top of this crucial task

If you would like to find out more about opportunities for participation, please contact Lisa Bentley today l.bentley@hgluk.com or call +44 (0) 20 7973 4698 and we will be in touch.

"Again the Bridges conference gave a great opportunity to network with colleagues across the profession and attend presentations from industry leaders" 
Principal Structure Engineer, Staffordshire County Council 


Bridges 2018 exhibitors include