Fundamentals & RID - The Bridge Engineers' Armour


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The presenters will provide details on current innovation in this sector, as well as draw on recent overseas accidents to emphasise the importance of best practices. 

Case studies discussed

  • de la Concorde Overpass collapse, Canada
  • Lecco Bridge, Italy
  • Florida International University Pedestrian Bridge, USA
  • FIU Pedestrian Bridge
  • Morandi Bridge, Genoa, Italy

  • What is RID
  • Redundancy
  • Inspectability
  • Ductility
  • Accuracy v Precision
  • Failure
  • Good Engineering - Principles v process (codes, procedures, QA)

Presenter: Dr Rob Heywood- Principal | Heywood Engineering Solutions

Rob obtained his Phd from The University of Queensland. Established Heywood Engineering Solutions to assist clients resolve challenging structural engineering issues utilising his design, construction, lecturing, research and failure investigation experience in Australia and overseas.
Rob is also an Urban Search & Rescue engineer and Deputy Chairman of the Structures College Board of Engineers Australia.
  • Specialties: Project management, process optimisation, waste reduction

Presenter: Dr Peter Shaw - Industry Director | Highways and Bridges, AECOM

Peter obtained his Phd from The University of Queensland and is recognised as a leader in bridge engineering with capabilities covering the full spectrum of bridge planning, design and construction supervision.

Total viewing time - 42min

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