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Aurecon to present 16 papers at this week’s 9th Austroads Bridge Conference 2014

John Hilton

John Hilton - Aurecon Bridges & Civil Structures Expertise Leader

20 October 2014 - Aurecon’s best and brightest in bridge engineering will share their industry renowned approaches to some of the most technically challenging issues across bridge design at the 9th Austroads Bridges Conference 2014 to be held at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium, 22-24 October.

Themed ‘Bridges for the Future’, the three-day conference is the pre-eminent event in the region, held every 2-3 years. It aims to promote discussion and knowledge sharing on contemporary bridge engineering and management issues and initiatives, showcase innovation, progress and new directions in bridge engineering, management, research and training.

“Aurecon bridge people look at ways to maximise value, to do this we draw on our global experience to leverage sound applied ideas to tackle new problems. This approach reflects in the number of papers, and wide breadth of topics we will be presenting,” says John Hilton, Aurecon Bridges & Civil Structures Expertise Leader.

“Technical excellence is the cornerstone of our offering.”

Impressively, Aurecon is presenting 16 papers this year. Speakers from seven Aurecon offices will present the following papers:

  • Riverbank Bridge - Harry Turner
  • Westgate Footbridge, Auckland - John McNeil and Oliver de Latour
  • Three Rail Bridges, Waikato - John McNeil and Ben Ryder
  • Trackstar Alliance Bridges - Brendan Ryan
  • BSALL Loading Analysis: ANZAC Bridge - Mike Tapley, Nathan Roberts and Colin Edmonds
  • Constructability Considerations in Long Span Bridge Design - Mike Tapley
  • Regional Rail Link Work Package E, Road Bridges, Victoria - An Nguyen and Chee Yong Ng
  • Improving Victoria’s Rail Network through Innovative Structural Design - Oliver de Lautour
  • Metro Train Melbourne Bridge Renewal Works, Victoria Street and Langridge Street Bridge Replacements, North Richmond - Sleiman Mikhael
  • Cape Preston Bridge over Environmentally Sensitive Mudflats - Andreas Kerkovius and Eric Zhao
  • Safe Design: Robust and Practical Propping of Super T Girders - Adam McManus
  • A Quantitative Assessment of Pier Collision Loads to AS 5100 - John Hilton
  • Design of a 1km Viaduct in a Remote Area - Dennis Gunaseelan
  • Bridge Launch at Sandgate - Tom Sheasby, Dr Ryan Hunyh
  • The New AS 5100.5 - Part 5: Concrete - John Hilton
  • The New AS 5100.8 - Part 8: Rehabilitation and Strengthening - John Hilton

“Aurecon has strong bridge design capability throughout our offices in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The technical strength of our bridge people in these locations is self-evident. This, coupled with a well-integrated combined global approach, inspires and provides a platform for us to deliver innovative and cost-effective solutions, tailored to meet each of our individual Client’s needs,” concludes John.

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