Dave Cousins

Principal Engineer, Accolade Measurement

Dave’s career has revolved around bridges continuously, in a flurry of roles including design, fabrication, temporary works, installation, assessment and demolition. Highlights have included designing innovative reconstructions in seemingly impossible site constraints, research into reinforced concrete deck hinge joints, temporary works for a 135t asymmetric steel arch installation and managing the worlds’ largest bridge monitoring system at Queensferry Crossing. In the latter years, he’s taken to focus on deteriorated structures and detection of defects through non-destructive testing, structural health monitoring and load testing.