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Brougham Castle Bridge is a historic three-span masonry arch highway bridge that suffered significant scour damage to foundations and substructure with referred damage through the superstructure, in the Storm Desmond flooding of winter 2015/16.
This presentation gives an engineer’s account of the appraisal, investigation, assessment of structural action and the design & execution of repairs for stabilising the structure, and rehabilitating the bridge back into service. A copy of this Award-winning paper is available to download below.
In January 2016, Richard retired from his role as Professor of Timber Engineering at in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the University of Bath.
After graduating from the University of Bristol in 1972, his career started in civil engineering construction, working on projects that included underground railways and a power station. In 1984 he joined Buro Happold Consulting Engineers, where, over a period of twenty-five years, he led structural engineering design teams, working on a range of structures in differing sectors and using differing construction methods and materials. In his 10 years at the University of Bath, his research included timber gridshell structures, tall timber buildings, the structural properties of UK timber, traditional joints in timber, timber-concrete composites, FRP dowels in connection is timber and bonded rods.
Through Time for Timber Ltd, he provides consulting, teaching and research. He chairs the editorial panel for the Institution of Civil Engineers Journal “Engineering History and Heritage.
David is passionate about the appraisal and repair of old masonry, from buildings to bridges. He has a doctorate in the conservation of heritage masonry. He is a CARE-Accredited structural engineer, consultant to Curtins and director of Clach Conservation Engineering.
His work focuses on the structural repair and conservation of architectural and civil engineering heritage, and he remains actively involved in research & development in the field of technical masonry conservation.
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