Bridges Scotland Conference Programme

Please find below the draft Bridges Scotland conference programme. We are just finalising the fine detail and we'll have the full programme with timings ready within the next few weeks. 


    DAY 1
Session 1   Bridge collapses: inevitable or unacceptable? Learning lessons from catastrophe.
    Speaker: Richard Fish, Independent Consultant & Technical Secretary, Bridge Owners Forum.
Session 2   Managing Scotland’s trunk road bridge stock.
    Speaker: Hazel McDonald, Chief Bridge Engineer, Transport Scotland.
Session 3   Practical lessons learned from caring for north-east Scotland’s historic bridge stock.
    Speaker: Mike Pendery, District Architect Grampian & Shetland, Historic Environment Scotland.
Session 4   Planning bridge maintenance priorities
    Speaker: TBC
Session 5   How integrated technology is driving safety and efficiency on the Forth road bridges.
    Speaker: Ewan Angus, Major Bridges Director – Forth Bridges, Amey.
 Session 6   How modular solutions can deliver real project efficiencies for rural bridging applications.
    Speaker: Nick Iannetta, Head of Engineering, Mabey Bridge.



    DAY 2
Session 7   Historic bridges, a vital part of today’s road network.
    Speaker: Mark Watson, Deputy Head of Industrial Heritage, Historic Environment Scotland.
Session 8   The importance of information – connecting the ‘i’ in digital, BIM and bridges.
    Speaker: Ralph Pullinger, Allplan UK
Session 9   Permanent repair of truss end links on the Forth Road Bridge.
    Speaker: Angus Bruce, Major Bridge Manager, Forth Bridges Unit, Amey
Session 10   Latest on updating the Design Manual for Roads & Bridges and Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works.
    Speaker: Mariapia Angelino, Principal Engineer, WSP
Session 11   Phase two refurbishment of A9 Cromarty Bridge.
    Speaker: Chris Tracey, Bridges Manager, Bear Scotland North West Unit.  
Session 12   Concrete repair technology applied to recent Scottish bridges.
    Speaker: Ronnie Turner, Sika & Peter McCloskey, Vector Technologies.