Six Mott MacDonald engineers will be presenting at the Footbridge 2014 conference in London, 16-18 July. The conference is held every three years and brings together a global community of academics, engineers and architects involved in the design, construction and maintenance pedestrian bridges. The 2014 event will be hosted at Imperial College in London and has the theme “Past, Present & Future”.
Brian Duguid, our UK practice leader for bridges, will be presenting on “Ten historic British footbridges”, discussing how the bridges of the past continue to provide inspiration and challenges for the designers of today. Brian will also present jointly with Major Nick Francis on two very different footbridges built within a year of each other at Fort Amherst, in Kent, UK, one designed by Mott MacDonald and one by the Royal Engineers. Both bridges received awards from the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Schaun Valdovinos, a design engineer with Hatch Mott MacDonald in Seattle, will jointly present on the Consol Energy Wing Tip Bridge, an innovative 234m suspension bridge designed in conjunction with Schlaich Bergermann and Partners for the Boy Scouts of America in West Virginia, USA.
Alistair Oliver, a bridge engineer in our Kent office, will with Wilkinson Eyre present “Kingsham Footbridge”, an architecturally demanding pedestrian bridge designed to span the A27 dual carriageway.
Jumana al-Zubaidi, from our Croydon bridges team, will discuss the design of a rural suspension bridge in Malawi, while John Farrow and Katalin Andrasi, from Cardiff, compare and contrast “Desire versus need”, the experience and reward of working on both an aesthetically sensitive footbridge at a castle in Wales at the same time as an aid-funded rural footbridge in Zambia.
Mott MacDonald are very pleased to be sponsoring the conference.
Further details: Brian Duguid, Practice Leader, Bridges
Conference details: http://www.footbridge2014.com/