Craig SteelPrincipal Engineering Manager, Major Bridges Manager, NMC SW, Amey
Craig is a bridge maintenance engineer and works for Amey within the Bridges division of the Consulting Scotland business. He has over 15 years' experience in the delivery of trunk road bridge maintenance and improvement schemes. These have ranged from minor improvements to multi-million-pound bridge strengthening schemes.
His experience covers the range of project design stages, including feasibility and preliminary design, detailed design, preparation of pre-construction documentation, Principal Designer duties and development of construction phase plans and supervision, project management, and commercial delivery of construction works. Over the last two years, Craig has acted as Resident Engineer for the Erskine Bridge external painting contract.
My Speaker Sessions
Wednesday 30 November 2022
Erskine Bridge - steelwork repair and painting
The historic Erskine Bridge was opened in 1971 and until 2019 much of the original paint system was still present. Since 2019 a scheme has been in place to strengthen the bridge cantilevers, remove existing paint and repaint the overall structure (including the towers). This presentation will outline the paint investigations and trials undertaken, strengthening design process, access challenges and site practicalities plus unknown challenges which have been encountered since commencing the works.