About this Event
Venue: Lecture Theatre 1.15, Queen's Building, University of Bristol BS8 1TH
Date: Thursday 8th December 2022
Time: 6.30pm (tea & coffee available from 6pm, a finger buffet and refreshments will be available after the talk)
A talk by Richard Wade, Associate, Buro Happold and Felix Summers, Associate, Buro Happold
The Airbus Strong Wall and Floor is a pioneering wing testing structure designed for the extreme tolerances and cyclic loading of the aviation testing industry. Over a 25-year design life, the structure will be subjected to half a billion cycles of test loading. As structural engineer and lead consultant, the team from Buro Happold immersed themselves with Airbus’ technical specialists to gain a deep understanding of their requirements and developed them to be procured in a construction environment.
The following links give an overview of some of the key events of the project
(99+) Work starts on Airbus Wing Integration Centre | LinkedIn
(99+) Airbus Wing Integration Centre - Strong Floor Concrete Pour 15-16 Dec 2017 | LinkedIn
The following is an example of how wing tests can be undertaken, before the new structure was available.
Pushing the A350 XWB to the brink - YouTube
About the speakers:
Richard Wade, Associate, Buro Happold
Richard has over 15 years of multi sector experience at Buro Happold. Originally specialising in airport and interchange structures, Richard has expanded his portfolio to include cultural, scientific and commercial sectors.
Richard has a diverse technical background with experience in substructures, high rise, seismic and lightweight structures. His broad understanding enables him to contribute on a wide range of projects.
His passion is to work closely with architects, clients and the project team to deliver challenging projects to a high degree of quality. In particular he revels where there is a complex technical requirement for the project. Richard approach here is to understand that requirement in detail and help the client and team develop an informed design.
Felix Summers, Associate, Buro Happold
Felix has been with Buro Happold for over 10 years, working on a wide range of projects in the commercial, cultural, sport and entertainment and education sectors.
Image Copyright BuroHappold Ltd
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Bristol University: Lecture Theatre 1.15, Queens Building, Bristol, United Kingdom