Bridges Seminars

Bridges Scotland 2018 Seminar Programme

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Having worked closely with Transport Scotland and SCOTS, the Bridges Scotland conference programme provided thought-provoking presentations covering the latest issues of relevance and interest to Scottish bridge professionals.

Take a look at the 2018 Bridges seminar sessions and speakers:


Bridge collapses: inevitable or unacceptable? Learning lessons from catastrophe.
Richard Fish, Independent Consultant & Technical Secretary, Bridge Owners Forum.

Managing Scotland’s trunk road bridge stock.   
Hazel McDonald, Chief Bridge Engineer, Transport Scotland.      

Practical lessons learned from caring for north-east Scotland’s historic bridge stock.   
Mike Pendery, District Architect Grampian & Shetland, Historic Environment Scotland.     

How integrated technology is driving safety and efficiency on the Forth road bridges.   
Ewan Angus, Major Bridges Director – Forth Bridges, Amey.     

Planning bridge maintenance priorities   
Ian Mackenzie, WSP     

How modular solutions can deliver real project efficiencies for rural bridging applications.   
Nick Iannetta, Head of Engineering, Mabey Bridge.         

Historic bridges, a vital part of today’s road network. 
Mark Watson, Deputy Head of Industrial Heritage, Historic Environment Scotland.     

Permanent repair of truss end links on the Forth Road Bridge. 
Angus Bruce, Major Bridge Manager, Forth Bridges Unit, Amey     

Paving the way for enhanced road design and construction: challenging technical standards.  
Mariapia Angelino, Principal Engineer, WSP     

Phase two refurbishment of A9 Cromarty Bridge.   
Chris Tracey, Bridges Manager, Bear Scotland North West Unit.      

Update to Bridge Inspector Certification Scheme – early implementation, lessons learned, and best practice recommendations.   
Hazel McDonald, Chief Bridge Engineer, Transport Scotland and Erin Harper, Lantra           

The importance of information – connecting the ‘i’ in digital, BIM and bridges.   
Ralph Pullinger, Allplan UK      

Saving structures – concrete repair technology illustrated by work to the M5 Oldbury Viaduct in Birmingham.   
Peter McCloskey, Vector Technologies.


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