Bridge Lecture 2015: Conceptual thinking, Coventry

26 November, 2015 | 18:00 - 20:00

The new Peace bridge, in Londonderry.
The new Peace bridge, in Londonderry.

About this event

Bridge designers have, at some point, found themselves trapped into too much detail. They have this tendency to get lost in the numbers, in the structurally complex.

However, conceptual thinking is most often the answer to the problems bridge engineers face on a daily basis.

In this presentation, Richard focuses on conceptual design, structural behaviour and construction constraints. All of this based on his experience and with an eye on engineering principles.


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Angel Ortega

Event materials

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Richard Lowey, Associate Director at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Richard Lowey has 18 years experience in the construction industry, including 13 years post-Chartership.

He is currently Associate Director with WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, leading the Birmingham bridges team in delivery of schemes in the highways and rail sectors. Prior to this, he was Business Planning Manager for the Network Rail (NR) London North Western (LNW) Structures division.

He is passionate about mentoring and development, and has been an ICE Supervising Civil Engineer (SCE) for a number of years, with a number of qualification successes.