Bridging The Gap CPD


Lifespan Structures are offering a CPD to Clients and Designers of bridges in the use of FRP Composites in construction of footbridges.

This CPD sets out to discuss the various forms of footbridge construction in the UK and show how the use of an FRP composite structure bridges the gap between the benefits in whole life costing and capital cost that exists with many traditional solutions.

When selecting any footbridge, consideration needs to be given to factors such as; capital cost, aesthetics, speed and ease of installation, maintenance intervention, anticipated service life, whole life costs and replacement costs. The use of case studies is used to demonstrate how an FRP footbridge solution compares to other forms of construction.

Utilisation of a standardised bridge form has allowed Lifespan Structures to develop a footbridge specifically designed to provide a cost effective, low maintenance, durable, composite solution for bridges, with up to 20m span and in a variety of widths suitable for footbridges. This approach means that the capital costs of a composite footbridge are now in line with those of traditional steel and timber structures, allowing owners to take full advantage of the whole life cost benefits.


  1. Hello,

    I am contacting you with regards to organising a CPD seminar.

    Could you please let me know of any available dates you have and we can get something in the diary.

    Thank you!

    Kind regards,
    Sotira Georgiou

  2. Hello! We are a design consultancy located near Chester. We have several engineers who are interested in FRP Composites and are keen to learn more about how they can use them in their design work.

  3. Hi,

    I am interested in organising a CPD event from yourselves in our Manchester Airport office.

    Would it be possible for someone to get in touch with me to arrange this?

    Many Thanks.


  4. I’m contacting on behalf of Gwynedd Councils structures department and would be interested in CPD regarding FRP road bridges.

  5. Hi,

    Would it be possible to arrange a CPD event in the Teignbridge District Council offices (Newton Abbot), as we are keen to learn more.

    many thanks,


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