PIANC InCom WG 173 “Movable Bridges and Rolling Gates Design, Maintenance and Operation - Lessons Learnt" has been released.
The purpose of this Working Group report is to determine technological guidelines for design, fabrication, construction, operation and maintenance of both rolling gates and movable bridges as outlined in the Terms of Reference. The focus of the report is on mechanical and electrical design features of rolling gates and movable bridges rather than structural design.
A comprehensive ‘lessons learnt’ on these systems will help and facilitate the design of new construction or rehabilitation, and in troubleshooting existing operational and maintenance issues. The Working Group visited a number of rolling gate installations and movable bridge installations. Each of the sites visited provided an opportunity to learn and capture mechanical and electrical lessons learnt. This, combined with the members’ expertise and experience in various projects, provides a broad and systemized collection of lessons learnt.
Further information is available at PIANC website.