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Infrastructure asset management conference - Bristol 2019

A one day conference examining the latest approaches to infrastructure asset management.


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.

Why attend

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 

10:45 Q&A

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 

13:00 Q&A

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

16:10 Close

Please note the final programme may be subject to change

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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

Queen's Building

University Walk

Bristol BS8 1TR


£50 + VAT  for CIRIA members

£195 + VAT for non-members

Please sign in or create an account to register for this event.
If you are experiencing issues registering for this event online please contact us on 
020 7549 3300  or 
email [email protected]. 
Joining instructions will be sent 10 days before the event

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Further information
For further information on CIRIA membership and other services, please contact:
Tel: 020 7549 3300
Fax: 020 7549 3349
Email: [email protected]
Pugsley Lecture Theatre Queen s Building University Walk BRISTOL BS8 1TR

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