Maintaining Civil Infrastructure Conference 2020

POSTPONED - A regional conference examining the latest approaches to infrastructure asset management.


This event has been postponed in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in the UK.  The wellbeing of delegates, speakers and staff is our priority.

We will reschedule the event in the coming months once the situation has improved. Please contact Hanifa Qamar to register your interest.


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


09:15   Registration and Refreshments

09:45   CIRIA Welcome,
            Dirk Vennix, Chief Executive, CIRIA

09:55   Chair's welcome and introduction
            David Jones, Chief Engineer, United Utilities 

10:05   Structural Health Monitoring
            John Webb BEng CEng MICE, Regional Director, Transportation, AECOM

10:35   Deterioration modelling of civil engineering infrastructure assets, CIRIA C784
            Dr Chris Power, Technical Director - Civils Asset Management, Mott MacDonald

11:05   Q&A

11:15   Coffee break

11:35   Hidden defects in bridges. Guidance for detection and maintenance (C764)
            Amrit Ghose, Framework Director, Waterman Group

12:05   Non-destructive Testing Techniques for Civil Structures
            Mike Ennis, Applications Specialist, and Dave Cousins CEng MICE, Principal Engineer,
            James Fisher Testing Services

12:35   Detecting Hidden Defects: A new approach - Case Studies
            Warren Thomas, Structural Investigation and Testing Director, 
            Henderson Thomas Associates Limited
            Steve Neville, Associate Director, Henderson Thomas Associates Limited

13:05   Q&A

13:15   Lunch

14:15   FRP Composites Bridges
            John Drewett, Director,  Lifespan Structures

14:45   CIRIA guidance on river culverts, screens,
            outfalls and weirs - design and management
            Jeremy Benn, Executive ChairmanJBA Consulting

15:15   Old waterfront walls - taken for granted?
            Steve Hold,  Consultant, Arup

 15:45   Chair's final remarks
16:00   Q&A
16:30   Close


Thursday 2nd April 2019
09:30 - 16:30

Addleshaw Goddard LLP
1 St Peter's Square
M2 3DE


 Regular price
 CIRIA Members  £95 + VAT
 Non-Members  £195 + VAT


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02/04/2020 - 02/04/2020
Addleshaw Goddard LLP
1 St Peter s Square

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