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25th Concrete Bridge Development Group (CBDG) Annual Conference - POSTPONED

Concrete Bridge Development Group
Institution of Structural Engineers, Bastwick St, London (Click here to view in Googlemaps)


Due to COVID-19 health concerns, the Annual Conference has been postponed.

A provisional date in September will hopefully be confirmed once the current situation becomes clearer.
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CBDG Conference, 24 June 2020

The 25th annual full day conference will again be held at the Institution of Structural Engineers, Bastwick St, London

The theme is Temporary Works and Design for Construction, as related to road, rail and foot bridges.

The programme is now being finalised. The subject areas presented will encompass;

Interaction between temporary and permanent works
Stability of temporary and permanent works
Good detailing
Case studies
Improving buildability
Fabrication, transport and erection of beams
Safety management

The following is a selection of the proposed presentation abstracts received.

Presentations currently under consideration (abridged titles)

CBDG Technical Guide 16 temporary works for concrete bridges

Temporary works co-ordination on major projects

Bridge maintenance temporary access

Structural health monitoring during construction

Digital processes for temporary works with bridges

Mumbai trans harbour link

Bridge replacement scheme

Construction and temporary works for major a bridge project

The deconstruction of a city centre bridge

Demolition and installation of new bridge deck

Mersey Gateway Bridge

Lichfield southern bypass bridge

Stainless steel reinforcement for concrete bridge structures

Headroom and impact design for curved soffit bridges

Education and training for TWD

Demolition of prestressed bridges

Unfortunately the conference cannot cover all the above potential presentations but the final programme will
endeavour to provide a broad overview of temporary works design for bridges.

The day includes catering and after conference drinks, with the opportunity for an evening dinner at a local restaurant.


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