Shay Murtagh Precast paving the way in facilitating new innovative Safety and Installation practices for UK Railway Structures Shay Murtagh Precast recently constructed the Trial Erection for Bromham Road in Bedford an impressive double span structure 21m long and over 12m wide. This unique Trial Erection was one of the first of its kind in […]
As part of Network Rail’s Great Western Electrification Programme, Shay Murtagh Precast recently manufactured and delivered a number of precast concrete units for the Alderton Road Bridge reconstruction works in Alderton, Chippenham to main contractor AMCO Rail. The project is part of a larger initiative to transform the railway between London and Oxford, Newbury, Bristol […]
On Saturday 21st March 2015, the annual Irish Concrete Society Awards took place and Shay Murtagh Precast were announced as Winners of the 3rd International Award “Reading Elevated Platform Viaduct”.
Bridge Engineers Can Now Take Their Tablets – Shay Murtagh Bridge Beam Manual Now Available for IOS and Android Engineers will now be able to consult Shay Murtagh Precast’s invaluable Bridge Beam Manual on their mobile devices whilst on site or on the move, without needing to return to their offices. This popular and well-used […]
Liam McGovern, Shay Murtagh’s Technical Director, launched the latest Bridge Beam Technical Manual Edition 3 with BIM at the Infrarail 2014 Exhibition at Earls Court in London earlier this year. In this interview, he stresses that Shay Murtagh Precast is one of very few companies to offer not only a full range of precast concrete […]
Liam McGovern, Director of Shay Murtagh Precast officially launched the 3rd edition of the Bridge Beam Technical Manual today at Infrarail 2014, Earls Court, London.
Our technical team has been working diligently over the last number of months to bring you the next stage of our Bridge Beam Manual and are delighted to announce that we will be launching it next Tuesday 20th May at the Infrarail Show in Earls Court in London.
Steve briefly explains the layout, structure and detail included for bridge beam design as based on our manual launched in 2011. He also points out significant areas to be noted such as the Designers Checklist.
This week, Steve explains different aspects which aid optimisation of pre-stressed bridge beam design such as high strength concrete, de-bonding and exposure class. He explains crack width checks effect on such design and where applies.
This week, Steve explains the design codes used by Shay Murtagh Precast in designing prestressed concrete bridge beams – Eurocodes and British Standard and related annexes.