Day 2 - Friday 13 March - Bridges Workshop
• Preventing structural failures/extending life
• Building bridges that will perform better
• Embracing innovation and embedding technology
• Securing a competent, diverse workforce
• Sharing knowledge and best practice
08.30 - Registration and exhibition hall opens
09.25 - Introduction from Chair: the Grand Challenges
Richard Fish, Technical Secretary, Bridge Owners Forum
09.30 - Workshop 1: Scour warning and prevention.
Assessing debris-induced scour at piers: applications and case studies in Devon
• Bridges are assessed liable to debris accumulations through a process based on direct and indirect evidence
• Prioritising bridges for scour assessment using a newly defined priority factor inclusive of accumulated debris
• Applications of simplified and rigorous methods through worked examples for calculation of the debris scour factor
• Scour risk assessment including debris effects is applied to several bridges in Devon showing change in risk rating
Kevin Dentith, Chief Engineer (Bridges & structures), Devon County Council
Dr Diego Panici, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Exeter
10.30 - Coffee break
11.00 - Workshop 2: Resilience Chair:
Dave Cousins, James Fisher
Designing steel bridges that will perform better
Andrew Hodgkinson, Hewson Consulting Engineers
Case study: Preventing structural failures/extending life in the Peak District National Park
• Assisting with asset management of civil structures along the main park trails including masonry, concrete and steel bridges, tunnels, culverts, retaining walls and Lime Kilns
• Defining repair schedules based on inspection reports and prioritising works within a limited budget
• Innovative methods for heritage and difficult access areas
Jagvinder Singh, Senior Associate Director (Bridge and Civil Structures), Waterman Infrastructure & Environment
SHM & resilience
Dave Cousins, James Fisher
Preventing Structural Failures/Extending Life covering cathodic protection and concrete repairs. STRUCTURAL CONCRETE ALLIANCE
12.00 - Workshop 3: Workshop 5: Bridges and overloaded vehicles
13.00 - Lunch
14.00 - Workshop 4: Climate change & sustainability
15.00 - Coffee break
15.30 - Workshop 5: Net zero carbon
Arcadis Net Zero KPIs
• Measuring and using KPI
• Business KPI's
• Net zero buildings- 15 years on lessons learnt
• Net zero bridges
• Cost and carbon.
David Collings, Technical Director, Arcadis
Reducing carbon embodiment in bridge design and bridge rehabilitation through alternative materials
• Why always use steel and concrete for bridge construction?
• FRP composite materials can help reduce the carbon footprint in the bridge industry and these materials are successfully used in all other industries such as automotive, aeronautical and marine.
• Local councils such as Kent CC, Gloucestershire CC and Cardiff CC are seeing the benefit – and Transport for London will be installing an FRP composite bridge this year.
John Drewett, Concrete Repair
16.45 - Close of conference
Exhibition opportunities at the Bridges 2020 workshop
There are a limited number of exhibitor opportunities available on the Bridges 2020 Workshop day on Friday 13th March. These are booked and charged separately to the exhibition at the main conference on Thursday 12th March. It is possible to book an exhibition stand at only the Bridges 2020 workshop day if you wish.
The workshop and exhibition will take place in the same location as the main Bridges 2020 event (Ricoh arena), but in a different, slightly smaller space within the venue. We are expecting 60-100 attendees on Friday 13th, including many members of the UK Bridge Owners Forum.
There will be a breakout room for delegates, where all food and coffee will be served. Here there will be 11 table top stands made available for a limited number of 9 exhibitors and 2 Premier Partners.
It will be possible for existing Bridges 2020 exhibitors to move marketing materials from the main exhibition hall to the workshop area on the evening before.
Please contact Lisa Bentley on +44 (0) 207 973 4698 or email@example.com for more information or to reserve your space
We will have a limited number of 9 exhibitors with table top stands in the breakout room (where food served) at the Bridges 2020 Workshop day.
Rate: £1750 + VAT
Standard exhibitors will get the following:
We will have 2 Premier Partners (non-competing) in the breakout room (where food served) at the Bridges 2020 Workshop day.
Rate: £2750 + VAT
As well as the above standard exhibitor package, Premier Partners will benefit from
Workshop Exhibition Bookings
Key (refer to plan)
Stand numbers and bookings:
1 – Mabey (premier partner) – reserved
2 – James Fisher Testing Services (premier partner)- reserved
3 – Freyssinet (exhibitor) - booked
If you would like to find out more about opportunities for participation, please contact Lisa Bentley today firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0) 20 7973 4698 and we will be in touch.
"Again the Bridges conference gave a great opportunity to network with colleagues across the profession and attend presentations from industry leaders"
Principal Structure Engineer, Staffordshire County Council