David Collings

Technical Director Major Bridges


Dr David Collings is an accomplished engineer with experience of major infrastructure projects in the UK and overseas, from feasibility through to construction completion. He is an acknowledged international expert in bridge engineering. David has a wide-ranging brief within ARCADIS leading on climate and carbon reduction issues affecting bridges and disseminating his experience of major bridge design and construction to new generations. 

Speaker Sessions

Day 2 Thursday 27th May

A green future for bridges (live)

In this illustrated talk Dr David Collings, Technical Director Major Bridges at ARCADIS outlines what Green Bridges are, why they are useful and why we are likely to see much more of them (in the UK alone about 30 new green bridges are being considered by ARCADIS on projects such as HS2 and Lower Thames Crossings). The talk looks at recent European and North American bridges, highlighting the benefits and some common problems (particularly for future maintenance). It looks to the next generation of green bridges and how a multi criteria matrix can be used to assess the various costs and benefits of these bridges.

Stream A : 11:20 - 11.40
Mathias Egeland Eidem Miguel Escallon

2021 Speakers included

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