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CBDG 27th Annual Conference The future of concrete bridges Embracing technology

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


CBDG 27th Annual Conference

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The future of concrete bridges – Embracing technology

The influence of technology continues to be at the forefront of construction and no less so than for concrete bridges. Iron bar to improve concrete performance was used in the 1870s (Homersfield Bridge Suffolk/Norfolk borders) and reinforcement with the Hennebique system (Chewton Glen Bridge, Hampshire) in 1902. The introduction of precast, prestressing, cantilever and incrementally launched sections pushed the boundaries further. The exponential leap in computing power in the 21st century has enabled an explosion of digital technology in all areas of the design and construction and, more recently, remote assessment and inspection.

The CBDG’s 27th Annual conference will discuss the influence of intelligent engineering on concrete bridges; a material with intrinsic versatility, design flexibility and, above all, natural durability.

Keynote address

Embracing technology: a necessity not a choice
Tim Arianpour - TfL

Morning Session

3D concrete printing
Peter Paul Cornelissen - Saint Gobain

Developing a modular precast flexible bridge abutment
Musa Chunge - Laing O´Rourke and Ramboll

Comparison of embodied carbon in concrete structures based on local code constraints
Lara Rueda - Mott Macdonald

HS2 Fulfen Wood Overbridge
Ryan Leaver - AtkinsRéalis

Afternoon Session

Design of the permanent structural health monitoring system of the Colne Valley Viaduct being delivered by the Align JV as part of HS2 Phase One in the UK
George Kapos and Ioannis Koromilas - Rendel Ltd

Refined non-linear analysis of the existing M6 Bromford Viaduct against tunnel induced ground movements
Stuart Moore and Thomas Wood - Mott Macdonald

Bridge Health: Innovative data collection techniques using drones and AI
Tarv Gohal - Arcadis Consulting

Post- tensioned bridges - Improvements in the management of existing structures
Donald Pearson-Kirk - WSP

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