Insights from Bridge Expo Scotland 2023: The CaSE UK Team Experience

04 Jan 2024
Insights from Bridge Expo Scotland 2023: The CaSE UK Team Experience

The CaSE UK team recently attended the Bridge Expo Scotland 2023 in Glasgow. The event was held over two days at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow, in the shadow of the Finnieston Crane and the “Clyde Arc” Bridge, a local landmark.

The expo showcased expertise from specialist contractors in bridge construction and restoration, as well as suppliers in the fields, including several CaSE clients in the UK, underlining its importance as a hub for networking and business development.

The first day was opened with a keynote speech by Fiona Hyslop, the Scottish Minister of Transport, that demonstrated the Government's focus on sustainability and combating climate change in the journey to net zero through the use of new techniques and technologies. This resonates with our commitment to advancing into eco-friendly practices as part of the core of our strategy as we navigate future projects and initiatives.

Insights from Bridge Expo Scotland 2023: Event overview

There was also a full schedule of interesting talks across the two days demonstrating how multiple teams in the industry had dealt with various bridge-related problems. From the works to restore the Union Chain Bridge by Spencer Bridge Engineering, encompassing works on monitoring the condition of the Cleveland Bridge in Bath by WSP, and the construction and installation by SPMT of the new rail bridge at Ravenscraig by Network Rail. Other relevant talks were about how the Queensferry Crossing cables are being cleaned by Bear Scotland and the use of innovative new technology from VSL to reduce the incidence of icing in the winter.

Colin Henderson, our Managing Director in the UK, shared his excitement about the event and said: "The expo offered us the chance to liaise with other experts in the field, to understand how they are dealing with projects and what innovations they are using, as well as understand what new products and technologies are being brought into the market to better service projects, be that construction, maintenance, or repair".

CaSE will be taking part in the Bridges Expo in Coventry in March and the Bridges Expo in Glasgow in November of 2024, so come and say hello and see how our local and international team can assist you with your bridge projects.

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