GoToWebinar: This webinar, organised by CIHT East Midlands, will provide a case study of the A52 Clifton Bridge which needed urgent repair work in 2020. The session will include presentations from both National Highways (client) and VSL International (specialist bridge contractor).
This webinar will focus on a case study of the A52 Clifton Bridge which needed urgent repair work in 2020.
The A52 is a complex structure in a complex location. It has multiple concrete box girders and a combination of bonded and unbonded post tensioning, it is also a major highway within the city of Nottingham providing a vital transport link for both strategic and local traffic including access to the Queens Medical Centre Hospital and the main University of Nottingham Campus.
The urgent repair work required in 2020 meant that National Highways and its supply chain had to showcase their agility in organising resources and logistics to investigate the problem and then design a solution to repair the bridge safely, quickly, and minimising the impact and disruption caused.
This webinar will include presentations from both National Highways (client) and VSL International (specialist bridge contractor). The talk will cover a bit of the background to the issue and the solution that was implemented. It will also touch on how they used collaboration and design and build to help the many and frequent challenges this project encountered.
This webinar is open to all but will be of particular interest to bridge and highway engineers at all levels from both public and private sector.
Frédéric Turlier, Technical Director at VSL Systems (UK) Ltd
Frédéric Turlier is a Chartered Civil Engineer with twenty-six years’ experience in the design and construction of complex structures, particularly bridges. As Consultant as well as Specialist Contractor he has participated in several large projects in different regions of the world: Europe, Asia, USA and Middle East.
In particular he has extensive experience in post- tensioned concrete segmental bridges and cable stayed bridges. Frederic also has a recognized expertise in the strengthening and repair of structures with innovative solutions, complex methods and temporary works.
Malcolm Dangerfield, Asset Needs Manager at National Highways
Malcolm is an Asset Needs Manager within National Highways with responsibility for a team who identify and determine the needs and methods for managing a number of strategic road network assets. This includes bridges.
As a previous highway structures asset manager with experience in the delivery of post tensioned special inspections Malcolm led the technical delivery of the investigation and strengthening of A52 Clifton Bridge.
Malcolm is a Chartered Engineer and over 20 years of Malcolm's career have been in the highway maintenance industry, initially with a local highway authority, then for providers to the strategic road maintenance and with National Highways for the last 5 ½ years.