EAA CPD - Engineering Solutions: Queensferry Crossing and V&A Dundee


The EAA are proud to present “Engineering Solutions: Queensferry Crossing and V&A Dundee”. 5 speakers in one action packed afternoon, giving structural, mechanical, electrical, lighting design perspectives on the on the two most significant and complex construction projects in Scotland of this century.




Date: Wednesday 16th May 2018

Venue: Patersons Land, Room LG34, Moray House, Holyrood Road (capacity 120)

Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Tickets: £20 Members_£30 Non-Members_£10 Concession_£0 Students

(Registration from 4pm)


Speakers:

Alistair Chisholm - Associate Director for the Queensferry Crossing, Scotland and North East, Arup;

Chris Hill – Senior Engineer for the Queensferry Crossing, Scotland and North East, Arup;

Dan Clipsom – Associate Structural Engineer, Structural design for V&A;

Ross Kettles – Senior Electrical Engineer, Lighting design for the V&A;

Talha Syed – Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical and Electrical design for the V&A.


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The Queenferry Crossing opened to traffic in 2017. It represents one of the most significant construction projects in Scotland in living memory, and with its striking visual form and obvious construction challenges, which resulted in huge public interest and scrutiny. It is the longest three-towered cable-stayed bridge in the world spanning 2.7km, and possesses the tallest towers of any bridge in the United Kingdom at 210m. The agency charged with its delivery, Transport Scotland, consider it a benchmark in delivering projects of this type.

Alistair Chisholm - Associate Director, Scotland and North East, Arup. Alistair was involved in the delivery of the Queensferry Crossing project from inception through to construction, working closely with client Transport Scotland. He will present an engineer’s perspective: from beginning to completion of Queensferry Crossing, including insight into how it was constructed and the challenges faced in delivering what is the ‘largest infrastructure project in a generation’.

Chris Hill – Senior Engineer, Scotland and North East, Arup. Chris worked closely with the Contractor to develop the detailed the structural health monitoring for the bridge, resulting in one of the most advanced bridge monitoring systems in the world. Chris will describe the durability considerations of the structural design and how the remote sensing works in tandem to ensure efficient operation of the bridge.

The founding partnership of V&A Dundee engaged Japanese architects Kengo Kuma and Associates to lead the design of this ground-breaking waterfront regeneration centrepiece which will open to the public in September 2018. Arup provided engineering design services to this project to realise Kuma’s vision, inspired by the coastline of north eastern Scotland, bringing the remarkable modern architecture to a dramatic location on the banks of the River Tay.

The structure required to achieve this vision is extremely complex, consisting of a series of curved and warping concrete structural shell, swooping perimeter walls support a precast cladding system developed to invoke the appearance of a cliff face, and infilled dock site and project its prow over the river wall and into the Tay. The scheme's state of the art low energy design with ground source heat pump and lighting design which has its own challenges, all integral part of the museum’s vision and help bring to life Kuma’s architectural design.

Designing a building of such complexity raises new types of problems, such as those that led to the building being conceived, developed, designed and delivered through the use of 3D model information with a single central model that drove everything from structural analysis, coordination of services, through to the cutting and placing of formwork on site.

Dan Clipsom – Associate Structural Engineer, Structural design for V&A

Ross Kettles – Senior Electrical Engineer, Lighting design for the V&A.

Talha Syed – Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical and Electrical design for the V&A.

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