Buried Structures: How to better realize economical crossing solutions which meet today’s sustainability and resilience demands

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Online
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Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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The Forestry Adaptation Community of Practice (FACoP) is pleased to announce the following webinar:
 
Buried Structures: How to better realize economical crossing solutions which meet today’s sustainability and resilience demands

Presenters: Phil Carroll (Senior Region Engineer – Western Canada, Atlantic Industries Limited) and Kevin Williams (Technical Director, Buried Bridges, Atlantic Industries Limited)
Date: December 5, 2018
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm EST (please note your time zone)
Cost: Free!
Today’s bridges and culverts have a problem. Many of today’s bridges and culverts have a substantial negative impact on our natural resources and ecological systems. Additionally, more frequent extreme hydraulic events are damaging transportation networks. The focus of this webinar will be on improving the sustainability and resilience of buried structures. Buried structures, commonly referred to as buried bridges or culverts, are common type of bridges used across Canada which can be rapidly constructed for a cost typically 33 to 67% lower compared to beam bridges.

At the end of the webinar, participants will better be able to:
  • Understand when buried structures are viable and advantageous;
  • Understand how to improve the resilience and sustainability of buried structures.

Presenters

Phil Carroll P.Eng. graduated from the British Columbia Institute of Technology with a Diploma in Civil and Structural Engineering Technology in 1988, then graduated from Lakehead University with Bachelor in Engineering in 1990. Phil’s main professional interest continues to be the design and construction of buried structures and working on a daily basis with owners, engineers and installers – he continues to volunteer time and effort to update relevant industry standards and participate in the Corrugated Steel Pipe Institute.

Kevin Williams MEB P.Eng. is Atlantic Industries’ Technical Director of Buried Bridges and is registered as a Professional Engineer in six provinces. Kevin actively participates in the development of various material and design standards worldwide and is the Vice Chair and Secretary of the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code’s Buried Structure Subcommittee. He also actively participates in various industry forums and is Chairing the Transportation Research Board committee on Resilient and Sustainable Buried Structures.