Add to Calendar Europe/London DD/MM/YYYY 1/5/2018 18:001/5/2018 19:30Royal Academy of Engineering and Royal Society of Edinburgh annual joint lecture Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ

The design and construction of Queensferry Crossing: A unique three-tower cable stay bridge

The Queensferry Crossing is a three-tower cable stay bridge with stay cables crossed at midspan to stabilise the central tower. This is the first use of crossed cables on a large bridge, resulting in three slim mono towers that are visually sympathetic to the existing two towers of the Forth Road Bridge and the three cantilevers of the Railway Bridge. The lecture will describe the evolution and development of the design which was driven by engineering, operational and aesthetic requiremens. 

This event marks the 25th Anniversary of the Royal Academy of Engineering and Royal Society of Edinburgh Joint Lecture series. 


Naeem Hussain, will be delivering 2018's annual joint lecture. Naemm is a Arup Fellow and Arup's Global Bridge Leader.

Naeem graduated from the West Pakistan University of Engineering and Technology and obtained a Master's degree from Imperial College London. He also studied architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture. He is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engieering Sciences and recieved the Royal Academy of Enigneering Prince Philip Gold Medal in 2012 for exceptional services to engineering. Some of the notable bridges he has worked on are the High Speed 1 Medwat Bridge, Oresund Crossing between Denmark and Sweden, Stonecutters Bridge Hong Kong and Queensferry Crossing. 


Please visit the Royal Society of Edinburgh website to book tickets. For more details, please contact Events Assistant,  Lucy Webb.