Event Organiser: ICE

Bridges and climate change: carbon footprint and resilience, Chatham


  • Lecture
  • Chatham
  • 08 April 2019
  • 18:00 - 20:00
Bridges and climate change

About this event

The earth’s climate is changing, partly from a continued natural warming since the last ice age and partly man made. The talk looks at the key climate change issues affecting bridges. Our response to tackling climate change is on two fronts:

  • Reducing carbon dioxide emissions to limit temperature rise
  • Ensuring structures can withstand changes –providing resilience

The talk uses recent bridge projects, large and small, to illustrate the issues of carbon reduction and the need for resilience to changing environmental loads.

Our speaker is David Collings BSc CEng FICE. David is a Technical Director at ARCADIS, with a wide-ranging experience of major highway and railway infrastructure projects in the UK and overseas, from feasibility through to construction completion. His work has included projects like the award-winning UK-Bangladesh Friendship Bridge and the 17km long Second Penang Crossing. He has worked on many projects where environmental issues are an important consideration and is an expert on the environmental aspects of bridges, with published papers and research on this subject.


University of Greenwich, Chatham Campus
Room 130, Pembroke Building
United Kingdom
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For more information please contact:

Anne Qualters

e: [email protected]