Learning from incidents during bridge erection

Tanner, Peter and Hingorani, R. and Bellod Thomas, Juan Luis and Sanz Cid, David (2014). Learning from incidents during bridge erection. In: "37th IABSE Symposium", 03/09/2014 – 05/09/2014, Madrid, España. pp. 1047-1054.


Title: Learning from incidents during bridge erection
  • Tanner, Peter
  • Hingorani, R.
  • Bellod Thomas, Juan Luis
  • Sanz Cid, David
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 37th IABSE Symposium
Event Dates: 03/09/2014 – 05/09/2014
Event Location: Madrid, España
Title of Book: IABSE Madrid Symposium: Engineering for Progress, Nature and People
Date: 2014
Volume: 102
Freetext Keywords: Temporary structures; bridge construction; acciden; risk; human error; construction Equipment; auxiliary elements; structure-equipment interaction; quality assurance
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Mecánica de Medios Continuos y Teoría de Estructuras
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Bridge building is a highly uncertain endeavour that entails considerable risk, as attested to by the succession of construction-related incidents and accidents recently reported in Spain and elsewhere. While efforts are being made to improve on-site safety, many issues are still outstanding, such as the establishment of reliability requirements for the ancillary systems used. The problems that must be dealt with in everyday practice, however, are more elementary and often attributable to human error. The overall organisation of the use of bridge construction equipment is in need of improvement. Close cooperation between the bridge engineers responsible for construction planning and ancillary element suppliers is imperative, for flawed interaction between building equipment and the bridge under construction may generate structural vulnerability. External quality assurance should likewise be mandatory

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Item ID: 36580
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/36580/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:36580
Official URL: http://www.iabse.org/IABSE/Events/Madrid_2014/IABSE/events/Conferences_files/Madrid/Madrid.aspx
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 23 Jul 2015 18:03
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2015 18:03
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