Dr Adrienn Tomor
Brunel University, London
Stream A - Wednesday 9 March 2022
The majority of the UK’s bridge stock is made up of stone arches many of which have lasted for 100’s if not thousands of years. Stone arches are remarkably resilient and require minimal maintenance meaning their whole life cost can be a fraction of other forms of bridge. Their whole-life CO2 emission and environmental impact is over 70% lower than concrete or steel, yet very few are built these days. With increasing emphasis on sustainability, revenue maintenance budgets under severe strain, and the availability of digital technology, new ‘digital stone’ bridge construction has the potential to become a real construction alternative for the 21st century. Pilot studies are being developed to demonstrate the feasibility of new stone arch bridges for suitable applications and to offer easy-to-use design and construction guidance.
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