Bridge collapses - learning from history
Date & Time

21 May 2020
18:00

Location

Exchange Lecture Theatre, The Exchange, Penryn Campus, University of Exeter, Penryn TR10 9FE
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Price
Free
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Bridge collapses - learning from history

Lecture
Date & Time

21 May 2020
18:00

Location

Exchange Lecture Theatre, The Exchange, Penryn Campus, University of Exeter, Penryn TR10 9FE
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Price
Free

Availability Places available

A joint technical lecture with ICE Truro City Club on bridge collapses.

The 21st century has seen a number of high-profile bridge collapses which have claimed many innocent lives.

This talk will analyse the statistics behind those collapses but also address the reasons for failure. More importantly, is the engineering profession doing enough to share knowledge and ensure that collectively we are learning the lessons?

The importance of learning is illustrated by considering how we have been able to learn and improve our understanding of structural behaviour by examining failures over the last 200 years.

Lastly, the talk will ask if the risk is fully understood and whether enough is being done to prevent collapses.

Everyone and anyone, who is interested in bridges is welcome to join this meeting.

Speaker

Richard Fish FIStructE, Consultancy Ltd.

Richard Fish is an independent consultant specialising in bridge asset management and has worked with many private and public sector clients both in the UK and overseas. He has been the Technical Secretary of the Bridge Owners Forum (BOF) since 2009 and has been closely involved with a number of BOF research initiatives notably the improved understanding of scour, masonry arch behaviour and bridge inspector competency.

Richard previously worked in the public sector, mostly with South West County Councils, almost all of which was in the design, construction and maintenance of bridges. From 1994 to 2002, he was client Project Manager for the award-winning project to strengthen and widen the Tamar suspension bridge.

He is a past chair of the UKBB and the CSS (now ADEPT) Bridges Group.

Additional Attendee Information

Parking space is available on campus.

Refreshments will be provided at 18:00.

The venue is marked 2 on the map.

For more information please contact [email protected].



 

Contact

Email - [email protected]

Name - David Bray