2014: V04 - Dr. Giaccio
Forth Replacement Crossing – The Independent Structural Design Review
Role and Deck Technical Review Methods
Dr Craig Giaccio, Technical Director, Transportation Structures, AECOM UK.Summary:
The Forth Replacement Crossing, currently under construction in Scotland, United Kingdom, is one of the largest bridges currently being built in Western Europe. It has a total length of 2.5km with cable stayed length of approximately 2km. This paper, prepared by the Independent Design Verifier, presents a summary of the bridge, the requirements of the Independent Verifier in the United Kingdom, the analysis methods used in verification, and provides some updates on construction progress.
The Sofistik software package for analysis of global action effects of the bridge in-service and during construction was a key feature of the analysis procedure used for independent verification. This paper provides a detailed outline of the verification process and how key strengths of the SOFiSTiK package were used in the verification of the bridge.You will find this lecture on our ftp-server inside the password save download area