ALE give technical lecture on bridge projects

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Engineers from ALE’s Spanish branch gave a technical presentation on recent bridge construction projects at the highly acclaimed International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ISECC) in Spain.

In its ninth year, the conference was held in Valencia and guest speakers gave presentations with the theme “Resilient Structures and Sustainable Construction”.  The conference was attended by academics and civil engineering professionals from around the world, where they shared their latest research and findings in the structural engineering and construction fields.

ALE presented two papers: ‘heavylifting operations for the assembly of the arch of the Walterdale Bridge Replacement in Edmonton, Canada’ and ‘heavylifting operations for the assembly of a 150m long simply-supported bridge deck’.

The first talk described the activities and equipment used for the skidding, load-out, navigation and lifting of a 1,800t arch. The second presentation explained the assembly operations for the removable deck of the new Cadiz Bay Bridge, weighing 4,000t. This was a complex job involving land transportation with SPMTs, load-out operations, sea transportation, lifting, tilting and final shifting.

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