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Husband Prize 2011

The Institution of Structural Engineers “HUSBAND Prize

for papers of merit related to bridges, published in The Structural Engineer during the 2011 session

named after Past President Professor J Husband 1937-1938

was awarded to

         Yen Lei VOO                         Patrick C. AUGUSTIN                 Thomas A. J. Thamboe  
 BE, PhD, MIEM, PEng       FIEM, PEng, FICE, CEng, FIStructE       ANS, PMC, PJK, MIEM


‘Construction and design of a 50m single span uhp ductile concrete composite road bridge’

A single span 50m long prestressed road bridge has been fabricated under a Public Works Department contract in the State of Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. The bridge, across a river, was constructed at the small village of Kampung Linsum, Sungai Linggi. To date, this bridge is the first in Malaysia and may also be the world's longest composite road bridge made from ultra-high performance ductile concrete (UHPdC). This paper presents the features of the UHPdC precast girder; gives a brief insight into the manufacturing process of the girder; highlights the bridge's construction sequence; illustrates the design method and provides an environmental impact calculation. The midspan deflections of the bridge at different times in its construction history were compared against the collected field data and these figures showed that the calculated values were in general in agreement with the field data. 

The Structural EngineerVolume 89 (2011)Issue 15

The Institution of Structural Engineers is the world’s largest membership organisation dedicated to the art and science of structural engineering. The Institution has over 27,000 members working in 105 countries around the world. The Institution is an internationally recognised source of expertise and information concerning all issues that involve structural engineering and public safety within the built environment. The core work of the Institution is supporting and protecting the profession of structural engineering by upholding professional standards and acting as an international voice on behalf of structural engineers.

Husband Prize