Ender Ozkan

Vice President, Europe

RWDI

Ender is one of the leading bridge aerodynamicists and climate consultants in the UK. He manages our European operations and provides consulting services to designers across the UK, Europe and Central Asia. Ender’s project experience includes a diversity of structures, from tall towers to long-span bridges, including Queensfery Crossing, Tintagel Bridge, Gerald Desmond Bridge and many more.  He holds a PhD from Johns Hopkins University on the wind-induced dynamic response of long span bridges.

Speaker Sessions

Stream A - Wednesday 9 March 2022

The Golden Gate Bridge Retrofit Programme

The Golden Gate Bridge is undergoing an important seismic and wind retrofit program that will include, among other modifications, the addition of jumping deterrent nets and the replacement of structural members. To proceed with these retrofitting activities, platforms and tarps will be temporarily installed on the deck and are expected to have an influence on the sensitivity of the structure to wind-induced vibrations. Given the transient nature of the structure during this work, a strategy combining experimental methods and numerical predictions was employed to evaluate the aerodynamic performance of the bridge and to guide the construction schemes. In particular, the percentage of the length of the main span and side spans that could be tarped without negatively influencing the aerodynamic stability of the deck was determined.



: 16:30: 16:55
Guy Larose Lucas Gibaud

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