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2012 International Bridge Analysis Seminar

Assessment and Rehabilitation of Bridges

Date: 7 March 2012

Venue: The Institution of Structural Engineers, London

Last updated: 07 March 2017

Please note: As of 9 February 2012 this event is FULL. Please see the availability section below.

LUSAS is pleased to announce that the 2012 International Bridge Analysis Seminar on the subject of Assessment and Rehabilitation of Bridges will take place at the Institution of Structural Engineers, 11 Upper Belgrave Street, London, UK on 7 March 2012.

Presentations by industry renowned speakers from leading consultancies and other organisations, and also by key LUSAS staff, will give engineers attending a broad insight into the various finite element analysis tools and techniques available to assess a range of steel, concrete and masonry bridge structures and assist with providing suitable remedial or retrofit solutions. 

Seminar format: Following an initial welcome and introduction to all those attending, the day's events kick-off with a keynote address by Chris Hendy, Head of Bridge Design and Technology at Atkins. This is followed by a detailed look at current recommended methods for idealising and modelling a range of bridge structures using finite element techniques. Then, three individual sessions on steel, concrete and masonry arch structures will feature overview presentations, FE modelling demonstrations and real-life case studies on UK and international projects presented by speakers from Flint & Neill, University of Cardiff, BEBO Arch International AG, and URS. A closing session for discussion and closing remarks completes the day's agenda.

See below for the link to the online booking form.

Outline agenda

More details will be provided shortly. Start times of presentations may change.



  9.00 - 9.25 Registration and refreshments in the Baker Room
Welcome 9.30 - 9.35 Welcome and Introduction in the Plymouth Room
Paul Lyons, LUSAS
Keynote address 9.35 - 9.55 What a difference a day makes - how analytical effort saves structures
Chris Hendy, Head of Bridge Design and Technology, Atkins


9.55 - 10.15

Structural Idealisation for Assessment
Steve Rhodes, LUSAS

  10.15 - 10.40 Refreshment Break in the Baker Room and Dining Room

Steel Bridges

10.45 - 11.10 Steel Bridge Assessment
Philip Icke, LUSAS
11.10 - 11.50 Demonstration of modelling techniques
Steve Rhodes, LUSAS
11.50 - 12.15 Case Study: West Gate Bridge Upgrade
Peter Robinson, Flint & Neill
  12.15 - 13.10 Lunch in the Baker Room and Dining Room

Concrete Bridges

13.15 - 13.40 Modelling Concrete Bridges for Assessment
Terry Cakebread, LUSAS
13.40 - 14.20 Demonstration of modelling techniques
Julian Moses, LUSAS
14:20 - 14.50 LUSAS concrete material models - theory and application
Tony Jefferson, University of Cardiff and Gian Nick, BEBO Arch International AG
  14.50 - 15.15 Refreshment Break in the Baker Room and Dining Room

Masonry Arch Structures

15.20 - 15.40 Masonry Arch Assessment
Stewart Morrison, LUSAS
15.40 - 16.00 Demonstration of modelling techniques
Julian Moses, LUSAS
16.00 - 16.20 Case Study: Assessment of brick vaulted arches at Glasgow Central Station
Danny Boothman, URS
  16.20 Discussion and closing remarks


  • To attend this informative and educational seminar costs just 50 (+VAT). 
  • Cost includes any event handouts, a buffet lunch and all refreshments.
  • Payment options are stated on the event Booking Form

Event location


Availability and delegate places remaining

  • The Plymouth Room at the Institution of Structural Engineers has a theatre-style seating limit of 90 delegates.
  • Please note that on 09 February 2012 the room limit was reached. Any delegates registering after this date will be placed on a reserve list and be notified accordingly. 

As of 14:50 on 9 February 2012 the number of delegate places remaining is: 


places left

Yes please, I wish to attend...

  • If you or any of your colleagues would like to attend this event please register using the online booking form. If spaces are available we will reserve you a place and advise you further. If spaces are not available we will add you to a reserve list.

We hope you will be able to attend what will be a very useful and informative day. 

Yours sincerely

Philip Icke

European Regional Account Manager,
Forge House, 
66 High Street,
Kingston upon Thames, 
Surrey, KT1 1HN, UK

Tel: +44 (0)20 8541 1999