Dave Cousins

Principal Engineer

James Fisher Strainstall

Dave Cousins has been a bridge engineer for over 16 years working in a variety of roles including: design, fabrication, installation, assessment and demolition. Research into the behaviour of reinforced concrete deck hinge joints early in his career, set a pattern for his interest in finding deficiencies and resolving the causes. Positions have taken him across the world to find bridge problems and faulty constructions. His passion is in deteriorated structures and for the past five years he has concentrated on monitoring and non-destructive testing.

Speaker Sessions

Stream B - Wednesday 9 March 2022

Bridge impact managed by remote monitoring

Bridge impact is an ongoing problem for Transport for London. Strikes cause disruption to road and rail networks and damage to the bridges. Transport for London has employed James Fisher Strainstall to implement BridgeStrike monitoring on 11 bridges which support London Underground lines over public roads. Impact detected in the monitoring systems trigger data capture and provides evidence for keeping routes open to traffic and for prosecutions. The presentation will describe the problems faced, the monitoring solutions and how it is applied for bridge management.

: 14:50-15:10
Paul Thomas Matteo Di Niro (Assistant)

The highlight of the bridge engineering year.

Sue Threader, Chief Executive, Rochester Bridge Trust

A great day meeting lots of like-minded people, exploring new innovations and products from exhibitors and listening to some inspiring speakers.

Kevin Dentith, Chief Bridge Engineer, Devon County Council

Excellent networking and knowledge sharing opportunity, everyone who works in bridges should be there!

Liz Kirkham, Network & Strategic Asset Manager, Gloucestershire County Council

Very good conference and excellent networking opportunities.

Paul Tucker, Senior Bridge Engineer & Team Leader, Somerset County Council

Once again a great opportunity to see and hear from market leaders in bridges innovation.

Adrian Worthington, Technical & Design Officer, Wigan Council

The event is always informative, inspiring and relevant - a really good blend of asset owners, researchers, designers and contractors. A must for all bridge engineering professionals!

Phil Raven, Head of Technical Design, Milestone Infrastructure (Oxfordshire Highways)

The event is an opportunity to meet the some main suppliers and service providers in the UK industry
and to gain an understanding of the status quo and the trends in the bridge through the problems faced and solutions found.

Philip Corbett, Concessionaire for the Rion-Antirion Bridge - Greece, GEFYRA SA