Art & Design

Bridges in Japan

27 November 2017, Croydon

An evening technical meeting on the subject of 'Bridges in Japan'.


There are many natural environmental constraints and challenges to be overcome for infrastructure projects in Japan, such as special limitations, geological and topological constraints, typhoons and earthquakes.  These severe constraints together with cultural and economic factors have led to unique technological developments in the field of Japanese bridge engineering, which cannot be seen elsewhere in the world (Galapagos Syndrome).  This talk covers bridge engineering technologies which are unique to the country and case studies of high-profile Japanese bridge design projects in which the speaker was personally involved.


Daisuke Saito is a senior bridge engineer at Mott MacDonald in Metro and Civil Division in Croydon.  He has over 15 years' experience of the design, analysis and assessment of bridges and various heavy civil structures. He has working experience both in UK and Japan. He co-authored a number of technical publications in the areas of Japanese bridge design and engineering.  Daisuke is a member of Institution’s structural engineer (MIStructE) and a committee member of the southeast counties regional group of the institution, acting as a PRI coordinator.  He is also the Chairman of the UK section of Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE).


Adnussuib Free

28 November 2017
Croydon Park Hotel, 7 Altyre Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 5AA
Institution of Structural Engineers, South-eastern counties regional group