Highway to Heaven - improving a sinking flexible highway
Date & Time

23 February 2023
18:30 - 19:30 GMT

Location

Lecture Theatre, Room 1.15, Queens Building, University of Bristol, BS8 1TR
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Price
Free
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Highway to Heaven - improving a sinking flexible highway

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Date & Time

23 February 2023
18:30 - 19:30 GMT

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Lecture Theatre, Room 1.15, Queens Building, University of Bristol, BS8 1TR
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Free
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A technical talk on the first time that a lifting concrete slab technology was implemented on a flexible road surface, including the factors that contributed to the success of this project.

A363 Sally in The Woods is a strategic link and an abnormal load route between Bath and Wiltshire.

This talk describes improvements to 1.2km long abnormal load route and extremely busy 24/7 highway in a cutting with massive longitudinal cracks and dips in several locations along its length.

General maintenance costs were around £0.5M each year before the capital scheme was implemented.


Speakers

Mohammed layaz Rashid has a wide range of knowledge and experience based on 40 years in the local and private sectors of civil and structural engineering. Mohammed was the technical approval authority for many years for Bath and North East Somerset Council and successfully completed number of projects in the Southwest, UK and abroad. He is an active member of the IStructE Western Counties Regional Group committee.

David Chapman started out as a chemist in a French Cement Company. Joined Milton Keynes Borough council highway maintenance section and was involved in structures, highway surfacing schemes, stabilising of concrete roads using cement products that he helped bring to the market as a chemist. As an Incorporated engineer joined Oxfordshire CC designing Highway schemes. 

Joined URETEK as technical sales representative and researched into resins and their implications in major structural implications. Now owns Bloxham Stabilisation Company Ltd, assisting companies to understand resins in all forms.  

Additional Attendee Information

Meeting starts at 18:30 (tea and coffee available from 18:00).  A light buffet will be served after the event.

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