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In road and railway bridge design decisions, costs often play a key role. What kind of benefits can stainless steel bring from the life cycle perspective? How do environmental costs affect bridge planning? Hear examples from our bridge expert Andy Backhouse and guest speaker Stefan Uppenberg from WSP Group.

Keynote: LCC and LCA in bridges

  • Stainless steel vs. carbon steel

Why choose stainless steel for road and railway bridges

  • Añorca railway bridge in Spain
  • Söderström railway bridge in Stockholm, Sweden

Stefan Uppenberg

Keynote speaker – Sustainability consultant at WSP Group

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WSP Group develops creative, comprehensive and sustainable engineering solutions for a future where society can thrive. WSP’s expertise extends to all types of bridges, from viaducts and interchanges, to railway and pedestrian bridges, and even wildlife crossings. They have designed, analyzed, built, maintained, and managed thousands of bridge projects.


Andy Backhouse

Lead Technical Manager at Outokumpu

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Andrew is responsible for technical market development for Outokumpu with a focus on applications for stainless steel technology in structural engineering, especially bridge as well as energy applications such as nuclear power, solar power and other renewable energy sectors.


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