28 April 202018:30
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A technical lecture on the Gasyogogo Footbridge deck launch method.
In June 2019 a team of volunteers from Balfour Beatty and Mott MacDonald (BBMM) travelled to Muyunzwe in Rwanda’s southern province to build a 32m span suspended cable bridge with charity Bridges to Prosperity (B2P).
The Gasyogogo Footbridge now provides the community of 2,700 people with safe access to healthcare, education and markets, and is the first bridge in a national partnership between B2P and the Rwandan Government to connect 1.1 million Rwandans by building 355 new bridges.
The team developed an innovative bridge deck launch method which was a success as it substantially reduced the amount of time spent working at height over the river with minimal impact on cost and program. It also ensured a high tolerances for such a build through the use of steel spacers which can be reused or easily fabricated for future builds.
The talk will discuss the project as a whole, focusing on the innovative deck launch method which has been standardised for future builds.
Josh Lynch, Arcadis
Josh has over six and a half years’ experience specialising in structures, having worked on some of the UK's largest infrastructure projects including High Speed 2 (HS2), Crossrail 2 (CR2) and the Northern Line Extension to Battersea.
Josh has worked as part of the Industry Team of volunteers from Balfour Beatty and Mott MacDonald (BBMM) to build the Gasyogogo Footbridge in Muyunzwe, Rwanda, in June 2019.
Tim Smith, Mott MacDonald
Tim has over 15 years’ experience leading, managing and controlling projects and teams across complex programmes within the environment, water, and high voltage electricity transmission and distribution sectors.
Tim has led the 2019 BBMM team of volunteers to Rwanda to build the Gasyogogo Footbridge.
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Light refreshments will be provided.
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Name - Anil Kumar
Due to concerns relating to the Covid-19 epidemic, this event has been postponed.