Ordsall Chord - part of the Northern Hub, Manchester

19 October, 2015 | 18:30 - 20:30

A computer generated image of the Ordsall Chord project after completion
A computer generated image of the Ordsall Chord project after completion

About this event

Please note: this event is fully booked

The Ordsall Chord is a key link in Network Rail’s programme of railway improvements for the north of England, enabling a direct rail connection between Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria stations for the first time.

The project is being delivered through a multi-disciplinary Alliance to address the scheme’s many complex engineering challenges.

The presentation will describe the design of some of the key civil engineering elements of the project, including a number of refurbished, altered and brand new railway viaduct structures. The UK’s first network arch bridge sits at the heart of the works, but is only one of several innovative aspects, which include pioneering application of BIM technology, the widening in concrete of brickwork arch viaducts, and works to restore and enhance historically significant structures.

Speaker Brian Duguid is Engineering Manager for the AECOM Mott MacDonald Joint Venture (delivering the civil engineering design), and also Project Civil Engineer for the Northern Hub Alliance.

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