Coffee, Registration, Exhibition




Coordinating infrastructure maintenance and development on key route networks.

  • Key Route Network
  • Collaboration
  • Preparing for HS2

Speakers :
Mark Corbin
Key Route Network Manager, Transport for West Midlands


Lessons learned from the 2015/16 floods.

  • Overview of rainfall, river flow and bridge damage
  • Typical Case Studies of damage, back analysis and repair
  • Recommendations for maintenance, monitoring and emergency preparedness

Speakers :
Martin Hardman
Bridges & Structures Manager, Cumbria County Council

Richard Mathews
Principal Civil Engineer, Mott Macdonald


Arch in the way? Just lift it!

  • Moco Farm trial of ElevArch bridge
  • Jacking system
  • Method and sequence
  • Lifting an arch bridge without damage or loss of capacity

Speakers :
Prof Bill Harvey
Director, Bill Harvey Associates

Kevin Bennett
Sales and Technical Director, Freyssinet


Coffee, Exhibition

Stream A


Stream A

Implementation of the new Highways Code of Practice risk based approach

  • A new Code of Practice – Well-managed Highway Infrastructure
  • The risk based approach 
  • Steps to implementation

Speakers :
John Paterson
Senior Consultant, Atkins Global

Stream A


Stream A

Improving the management of post-tensioned concrete bridges: the benefits of BD54/15

  • Identifying higher risk post-tensioned bridges 
  • Prioritising them for further works  
  • Primary risk scores

Speakers :
Dr Donald Pearson-Kirk
Technical Director, Mouchel Structures Investigation Group

Stream B


Stream B

A spectacular bridge in a sensitive landscape: design and construction of the Tamina Bridge in Switzerland

  • Extraordinary location
  • Integral structure
  • Slender concrete arch with inclined columns

Speakers :
Holger Haug
Director of National Bridges, Leonhardt, Andra & Partner

Stream B


Stream B

New guidance for the assessment of masonry arch bridges

  • Recently completed experimental & numerical research on masonry arch bridges
  • The Permissible Limit State (PLS), and how it can be established
  • New guidance for practitioners on the assessment of masonry arch bridges

Speakers :
Prof Matthew Gilbert
Director of Research in the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Sheffield University



Stream A


Stream A

Key achievements and lessons learned from the Ordsall Chord project in Manchester

  • Working with existing bridges which are over 150 years old and modifying them to add new structures and elements
  • Delivering new viaducts in a city centre environment with complex multi-disciplinary, architectural and stakeholder constraints
  • How collaboration and Alliance working has delivered innovation in design and construction including state-of-the-art BIM

Speakers :
John Dougan
Engineering Manager, Network Rail/Northern Hub Alliance

Brian Duguid
Engineering Manager, Aecom Mott MacDonald JV

Stream A


Stream A

Update on digitalising the bridge building process research project

  • Automating the design process
  • Engineering DFMA components
  • Integrating digital tools

Speakers :
Neil Farmer
Executive Director, Tony Gee & Partners

Stream A


Stream A

Raising the roadway on New York’s Bayonne Bridge.

  • Project Evolution & Development
  • Arch Strengthening and Reconstruction
  • Construction Update

Speakers :
Paul van Hagen
Chief Engineer, Atkins Global

Stream B


Stream B

Visionary design thinking - for everyone, for every day

  • Valuing the broader benefits of civil engineering projects
  • How design is developed through the planning process
  • How to secure high quality design and retain flexibility in procurement

Speakers :
Martin Knight
Director, Knight Architects

Stream B


Stream B

Steel-concrete composite viaduct design & construction – challenges & opportunities

  • Challenges faced during the design and construction of the viaducts on the M1 Junction 19 Improvement Scheme
  • Presenter involved in both design and construction
  • Opportunities for future projects

Speakers :
Rob Carlton
Technical Director, Bridges, Jacobs

Stream B


Stream B

FRP and biocomposite materials in bridge construction – the challenges and opportunities they offer, and new codes of practice to assist with their implementation

  • FRP bridges
  • Biobased materials
  • FRP design guidance

Speakers :
Liesbeth Tromp
FRP Specialist, Royal Haskoning DHV


Tea, Exhibition


Protective security challenges for bridge owners, engineers and asset managers.

  • Introducing the latest protective security challenges and the concept of security-mindedness for engineers
  • Demonstrating the UK's physical security work in developing countermeasures to terrorist threats to our infrastructure, and the work on securing engineering design processes and Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Highlighting the Engineering Council’s security principles for all engineers to adopt in their personal and professional lives

Speakers :
Speaker TBC


From emergency back-up to future backbone: truss end links and structural health monitoring on the Forth Road Bridge

Speakers :
Ewan Angus
Major Bridges Director, Amey

J Wayne Hindshaw
Chief Bridge Engineer, Transport Scotland


Great challenges: Moving forward the UK bridge industry

Speakers :
Campbell Middleton
Chair of Bridge Owners Forum (BOF) and Professor of Construction Engineering, University of Cambridge


Closing remarks and close of conference

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