In recent years a number infrastructure asset management industry guidance documents have been produced by CIRIA. Written in collaboration with industry, this suite of guidance includes: Whole-life infrastructure asset management: good practice guidance for civil infrastructure (C677), Intelligent monitoring of concrete structures (C661), Design for Fibre Reinforced Polymer Bridges(C779), Hidden defects in bridges: Guidance for detection and maintenance (C764) and various conditional appraisal and remedial treatment guidance documents. In addition, further industry guidance is currently being prepared on Structural health monitoring (SHM) systems for civil infrastructure (RP1066) and Deterioration and degradation modelling of infrastructure assets (RP1047).
Learning from those involved in CIRIA's collaboratively written suite of infrastructure asset management guidance; this event will explore the latest research and industry approaches to infrastructure asset management.
Delegates at this event will:
- Learn from a number of case studies to show successful asset management practice
- Explore the role of non-destructive testing techniques in managing hidden defects
- Hear from a broad range of industry experts
- Network with fellow industry professionals and peers
08:45 Registration and refreshments
09:30 CIRIA Welcome,
09:35 Chair’s introduction,
Iain McKenzie, Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Transport, Department for Economy and Infrastructure, Welsh Government
09:45 Infrastructure asset management - taking the whole life approach,
Professor Colin Taylor, University of Bristol and Jonathan Fullilove, Geotechnical Project Engineering Manager - Rail, Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd
10:15 Structural health monitoring for civil infrastructure systems,
Matthew Anderson, James Fisher Testing Services
11:00 Coffee break and networking
11:30 An overview of the collaboration between academia and industry through the UK
Research Centre for NDE and the British Institute of NDT
Professor Robert A Smith, Director of the UK Research Centre for NDE
12:00 The use of drones for infrastructure management
Allison Matthews, Geomatics Manager, Environment Agency and Professor Arthur Richards, University of Bristol
12:30 Design Guidance for FRP Composite Bridges
Martin Richardson, General Manager, Lifespan Structures Ltd
13:15 Lunch and networking
14:15 Transport infrastructure materials - science and technology requirements in the future. Speakers include:
- Dr Donald Pearson-Kirk, WSP
- Ben Farmer, National Composites Center
- Professor Tony Jefferson, Cardiff University
- Dr Erdin Ibraim, University of Bristol
- Dr Janice McKenna, Director – Infrastructure Advisory, BAM
16:00 Chairs summary
Please note the final programme may be subject to change
Who should attend
This event will be relevant to clients, designers, contractors, academics, asset owners and managers, infrastructure operators, engineers, inspectors and regulators.
Thursday 19th September
08:45 - 16:15
Pugsley Lecture Theatre
Bristol BS8 1TR
£50 + VAT for CIRIA members
£195 + VAT for non-members
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