Nick Fenwick

Engineer, WSP

Nick is an Engineer at WSP and sits within the bridges team. Nick has had a wide range of experience starting in coastal/maritime and gravitated towards structures/Bridges. He has extensive design and assessment experience in various bridge types including steel, reinforced/prestressed concrete and semi/fully integral types.

Nick has taken up a role of Net-Zero changemaker within Civil, Bridge and Ground Engineering, championing the way forward to helping the industry become Net Zero. Nick has led on initiatives such as developing a carbon calculator for bridges which is being used to inform decision making, track environmental performance and highlight carbon hotspots in designs.

My Speaker Sessions

Tuesday 28 November 2023


Designing with Carbon Consciousness Bridge Substructure and Wingwalls

14:50 - 15:15 Carbon Management
  • This presentation is about how preliminary design choices influence the embodied carbon of bridges.
  • Jimmy Barratt-Thorne will present his work as part of his dissertation from the University of Cambridge.
  • Using a case study of a single-span integral bridge he compares how differing substructure choices from PD 6694 influence embodied carbon, and what conditions provide an optimal solution. 
  • Nick Fenwick will present a study that looks into wingwall efficiency, looking at how the embodied carbon differs depending on the orientation of the wingwall with respect to the bridge, as well as how different materials such as reinforced soils can contribute to carbon efficiency.