25th Annual Conference and Exhibition

16th March 2017

Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK
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Largest dedicated bridge conference in the UK

Two conference streams under one roof

Parallel exhibition showcasing the latest technologies

Attendees at Bridges 2016

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- Highway authority bridge engineers

- Consultants involved in the design of new bridges and in the assessment and strengthening of existing structures

- Contractors providing specialist equipment and services necessary for bridge works

- Manufacturers and suppliers of materials, machinery and systems for bridge works


Bridges 2017

For 25 years, the Bridges conference has driven technical knowledge, debate and discussion at the heart of Europe's bridge community.

In 2017 the conference will once again focus on delivering a number of informative sessions detailing all the latest thinking through a number of technical sessions and case studies for all those involved with the planning and design, construction and maintenance of bridges both in the UK and around the world.

The 25th annual conference brings together some of the sharpest minds in the bridge sector to debate and discuss all the latest challenges and opportunities for bridge engineers and managers.  The Super Early Bird Discount expires on Friday 16th December.

Key Topics for 2017 will include:

  • The way forward for London's river crossings
  • Implementation of the new Highways Code of Practice risk-based approach
  • Digitisation of the bridge building process – an update
  • Repairing Hebden Bridge in the aftermath of 2015/16 floods
  • Great challenges: Moving the UK bridge industry forward
  • UK new-build case study: Construction of the New Wear Crossing in Sunderland
  • Asset management case study: Permanent repairs to the Forth Road Bridge
  • International new-build case study: A spectacular bridge in a sensitive landscape: design and construction of the Tamina Bridge in Switzerland
  • Review of the benefits of  BD54/15 management of post-tensioned concrete bridges
  • The opportunities and challenges that bio-composite materials can offer the bridge industry

The provisional speaker line-up includes representatives from Transport for London, Atkins, Tony Gee & Partners, Calderdale MBC, University of Cambridge, Transport Scotland, Amey, Mouchel, TU Delft, Leonhardt, Andra & Partners and more.

In addition to its leading conference agenda, an exhibition will run alongside the event, showcasing the latest technologies and services specific to the bridge engineering sector. The event will provide all attendees with the opportunity to network with peers and find new business contacts. 

Click here to Register Today.  The Super Early Bird Discount saving you up to £200 ends on December 16th.



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