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Congratulations to Simon Lamont (Design ID), Yidu Bu (Imperial College London) and Luke Brown (Mott MacDonald) for being shortlisted to present their paper entries at the event. Congratulations also to Peter Nugent (Buro Happold) and Craig Buchanan (Imperial College London) for being highly commended. Here’s a short summary of the work of the shortlisted competitors:
Simon had the unique experience of being Architect and Client Engineer for this 100m span cable stayed steel footbridge in Strabane, Northern Ireland, before moving company to tender for his own bridge under a Design and Build Contract. FOX Contracts were successful in the tender, with quality submission assistance from Simon, on the basis of a fixed price lump sum contract. Simon then lead the detail design, for what was a particularly dynamically senstive structure, with the resulting sensitivity analysis giving real insights into the dynamic design of long span cable stayed footbridges.
Stainless steel has been increasingly used in a variety of engineering applications due to its unique combination of mechanical properties, durability and aesthetics. Current stainless steel design standards are based on elastic, perfectly plastic material behaviour, often leading to overly conservative strength prediction for stainless steel due to the neglect of strain hardening, which is very significant in stainless steel. Progress has been made recently to develop more economic design rules in accordance with the actual material response of stainless steel. This study has filled the research gap on laser-welded structural stainless steel I-sections under combined-loading.
Storm Desmond struck the UK on December 5th 2015, bringing at its worst 341mm of rainfall in 24 hours and causing what was calculated as a 1 in 1240 flood event to Cumbria. Further storms brought a total of 800mm of rainfall throughout December. Cumbria County Council undertook emergency inspections of all 1696 bridges they are responsible for. A number of these were found to have collapsed and others, including Victoria Bridge in Kendal, were in a critical condition. This paper describes the emergency repair works undertaken to protect this 129 year old bridge from potential structural failure.
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Congratulations to teams 11 (Flint & Neill), 13 (WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff) and 17 (Mott MacDonald) for being shortlisted to present their design concepts at the event. Congratulations also to teams 7 (Arup), 8 (Mott MacDonald) and 21 (WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff) for being highly commended.
Please click on the posters below to see each of this years outstanding entries.