Bridges 2017 celebrates 25 years of driving Europe’s Bridge Industry forward
The Annual Conference and Exhibition for the Bridge construction industry, Bridges 2017 – returns on the 16th March at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, United Kingdom.
For 25 years, the Bridges conference has driven technical knowledge, debate and discussion within the heart of Europe’s bridge community, bringing together leading bridge owners and managers, local authorities, consultants, contractors, bridge specialists and architects.
In 2017 the conference will once again focus on delivering informative sessions detailing all the latest thinking through a number of technical sessions and case studies. These sessions will be of benefit for all those involved with the planning and design, construction and maintenance of bridges both in the UK and around the world.
Some of the sharpest minds in the bridge sector will be at Bridges 2017 to debate and discuss all the latest challenges and opportunities for bridge engineers and managers.
Of particular interest this year is the HS2 high-speed rail project, which includes the construction of 135 over-bridges (bridges going above the HS2 railway line); 185 Under bridges (bridges going under the HS2 railway line); and 70 Viaducts.
Key Topics on the agenda for Bridges 2017 include:
- Implementation of the new Highways Code of Practice risk based approach
- Preparing for HS2
- Protective security challenges for bridge owners, engineers and asset managers
- Arch in the way? Just lift it!
- Key achievements and lessons learned from the Ordsall Chord project in Manchester
- Raising the roadway on the Bayonne Bridge
- Lessons learned from the 2015/16 floods
The exhibition and conferences have proven a great way for industry professionals to learn more about how key bridge projects have been planned, designed, implemented and maintained, with successful and practical case studies being presented to highlight best practice in the bridge industry.
The new Highways Code of Practice will be a hot topic this year, looking at how to maintain a high standard of highway infrastructure, and how the new code will impact the bridge industry.
The state of the art in bridge design and construction, large and small will also be discussed by internationally-renowned bridge engineers.
Some of the companies attending include:
- Bill Harvey Associates
- Atkins Global
- Leonhardt, Andra and Partners
- Sheffield University
- Network Rail/Northern Hub Alliance
- Aecom Mott MacDonald JV/Northern Hub Alliance
- Tony Gee & Partners
- Royal Haskoning DHV
- Cumbria MBC
- Transport Scotland
- Bridge Owners Forum (BOF)
For more information and to register for Bridges 2017 please look at their website – www.bridges.surveyorevents.com