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Evening Lecture – The Design of the New Forth Crossing, Monday 7th April 2014

EVENING LECTURE – The Design of the New Forth Crossing


The construction of a new bridge across the Firth of Forth in Scotland is underway. The new bridge pushes the boundaries of cable stayed bridge design in a location which is synonymous with innovative bridge engineering. On completion in 2016, the New Forth Crossing will take its place adjacent to the iconic steel cantilever bridge of 1890 and the record setting suspension bridge of the 1970’s.

In this lecture, Mr. Peter Fitzgerald, Chartered Engineer, Principal Engineer Ramboll Consulting Engineers, will outline the challenges faced by the design team. The proposed construction methodology and the construction work completed to date will also be presented.

A flyer to publicise the event is available here.

Time: Reception 18.00, Lecture 18.30

Date: Monday 7th April, 2014

Venue: DIT, Bolton Street, Dublin, Room 281

For further information please contact Una Beagon, Honorary Secretary, Institution of Structural Engineers RG.


Newsletter Spring 2014


Our newsletter for Spring 2014 is available via the following link. It contains an address from the outgoing Chairman, Mr. Joe Ryan, of Hanley Pepper Consulting Engineers, a “Moving to Vancouver” piece by British Columbia Engineer in Training, Victoria Janssens, a report on the proposed residential development at Ladies Beach, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry by current Chairman, Don Toomey, of Malachy Walsh and Partners, a report on the new Building Control Regulations by John O’Connor of the Housing Agency, and an announcement of the RoI RG prizewinners for 2013.

The prizewinners are:

REGIONAL GROUP PRIZE: Michael Shaw, Barry Mc Allister, Paul Mc Gettigan, RPS Consulting Engineers; “Titanic Belfast-Designing an Icon”

STUDENT PRIZE: James Barry, Cork Institute of Technology – “Stressing Geometry Control of Cable Stayed Bridges”

TECHNICIAN PRIZE: Alan Rowan, Dublin Institute of Technology – “Simple Steel Connection Design”

Well done to all!