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Scour is not a new phenomenon, but the increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events over the past ten years has acted as a salient reminder of (a) the vulnerability of aged infrastructure assets and (b) that the design basis for more newly constructed works may not be as robust as intended.
For example, the collapse of the Tadcaster bridge in 2016, widely reported in the media is an illustration not only of the structural damage, but also the significant social and economic consequences of a vital transport link. The very recent bridge collapse near Grinton in North Yorkshire during a summer flash flood is a further illustration.
Scour, therefore, remains a significant concern to transport infrastructure operators, property owners and utility operators whose assets lie on or cross river banks.
Industry’s experience and understanding of scour and its prevention continues to grow, along with research council and industry investment in research. This workshop will illustrate some of this research and how it is being applied.
The event will also briefly introduce CIRIA’s forthcoming project to produce a supplement to our existing Scour Guidance CIRIA C742: Manual on scour at bridges and other hydraulic structures (2015).
The project will feature projects supported as part of NERC’s Environmental Risks to Infrastructure programme (www.ciria.org/nerc)
- To understand the challenges faced by major UK infrastructure owners relating to scour and debris
- To hear about some of the projects relating to scour and debris underway in the UK’s universities
- To hear illustrations of how this research and its outputs is informing industry practice.
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Overview of scour challenges and engagement with research
10.05 Mark Pooley, Highways England
10:15 Steven Roffe, Network Rail
Responding to industry challenges through research
10:25 Assessing scour caused by debris.
Prakash Kripakaran, University of Exeter
10:40 Resilience of National Transport Networks to Flood-induced Bridge Failures
Maria Pregnolato, University of Bristol
10:55 Reducing flood debris and flow risk for infrastructure resilience
Mark Trigg, University of Leeds
11:05 Introduction to CIRIA supplement to its scour guide
Owen Jenkins, CIRIA
11:15 Questions and discussion
Who should attend
Owners of transport and other assets vulnerable to river hydraulic scour
Researchers and others interested in scour mechanisms
Instrumentation and survey companies
Transport and civil contingency planners
21 November 2019
10:00am – 11:30 am
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