Australian small bridges Conference
Simply the Best Value Bridge Conference
The long running Australian Small Bridges Conference provides practical guidance and alert bridge, road and rail engineers, asset owners, managers, contractors and suppliers about significant new developments and requirements for small to medium span bridges, including culverts and associated civil and geotechnical works. The conference includes a Geotechnical Engineering and Civil Works Stream.
UPDATE: The date and venue for the 11th Australian Conference is yet to be announced.
For more information and/or to Register your interest in possibly attending as a delegate contact
Phone: 0409 182 215
For more information and/or to Register your interest in possibly speaking/exhibiting/sponsoring contact
Phone: 0448 777 058
About the conference
The Australian Small Bridges Conference has now been held ten times, and is conducted every 14-24 months. The first conference was held on 12-13 October 2005 in Sydney, Australia and it has been Chaired every time by Scott Matthews.
The conference alerts bridge and road engineers, managers, contractors and suppliers about significant new technical developments and requirements for short to medium bridges, and like structures including culverts, viewing platforms etc. The conference also has speakers on associated geotechnical engineering and civil works. All speakers are encouraged to deliver very practical presentations and technical papers.
The conference program is held over two days in multiple streams and has a focus on small to medium span bridges for road, rail, wildlife, stock and pedestrians, unlike most bridge conferences which are dominated with presentations mainly on very large bridges. Small and medium bridges are the most common type of bridge in Australia. Local Government Authorities are in particular currently faced with major challenges in their management.
Small Bridges are located not only within road reserves but also occur on train lines, parks and gardens, national parks private property and in public areas such zoos. Small bridges can be for vehicles, trains, pedestrians or even stock and wildlife.
This conference brings together councils, state government road managers, railways, government agencies and the private sector. Senior managers and leading practitioners and consultants in the bridge sector will present up-to-the-minute, highly relevant information to assist road/rail managers and engineers to perform their roles in an increasingly complex road environment.
The two-day program will include issues such as:
• Investigation and Testing
• Asset Management
• Condition Assessment
• Load Capacity
• Bridge Code Changes
• Repair, Maintenance, Refurbishment and or/Strengthening
• New Construction
• Timber, Concrete, Steel and Composite Bridges as well as Culverts
• Innovations in Design, Construction & Maintenance
• Architectural and Heritage Issues
• Road, Rail, Pedestrian, Mining and Airport Structures
• Geotechnical Engineering
• Retaining Walls and earth structures
Experienced bridge practitioners and asset owners, including from local government, will present case studies that will focus on best practice in design, construction, maintenance, asset management and new technologies.
The Conference will feature a comprehensive exhibition which will provide conference attendees the opportunity to view and discuss innovative products and services now available from bridge contractors, designers and suppliers.
This exhibition is Australasia’s only exhibition dedicated to small to medium bridges and will also be Australasia’s largest bridges exhibition.
You can purchase the Proceedings(Technical Papers) for the last two conferences.
• Proceedings of the 10th Australian Small Bridges Conference 2021
• Proceedings of the 9th Australian Small Bridges Conference 2019
The Proceedings will be emailed to you as a password protected locked document containing all of our Technical Papers and watermarked as your personal copy. To view it each time you will need to login in with your assigned individual password.
• The Proceedings of the 10th Australian Small Bridges Conference 2021 has 491 pages. See SAMPLE with contents list of all topics HERE
• The Proceedings of the 9th Australian Small Bridges Conference 2019 has 507 pages. See SAMPLE with contents list of all topics HERE
To Purchase either proceedings please contact us via:
Phone: 0409 182 215