The repurpose of materials in transport infrastructure

CIRIA is launching a new series of events aimed at exploring inventive ways to reconstruct existing materials for the transport infrastructure sector.

The repurpose of materials in transport infrastructure - PART 1

This two-part webinar on 7 July and 21 July 2020 covers the rail sector. It will be followed by a webinar highlighting the latest developments in the road sector – more information coming soon.

The events will cover ways in which existing materials can be repaired and up-cycled for better use. Railway and road asset owners and operators, the supply chain and the academic community will share the latest research, concepts, prototypes and/or good practice that could meet the requirements of asset owners and operators now and into the future.

The transport infrastructure events will facilitate knowledge sharing on current industry practices and the application of cutting-edge research and good practice within the fields of infrastructure materials science and asset management, covering the areas of:
Monitoring and testing of condition of existing materials
Showcase examples of good practice with new replacement materials and learn from other sectors. Topics include composites in bridges, sustainable materials, and digitally enabled          materials such as 3D printing. 
Requirements going forward aimed at delivering tangible outputs for the rail sector.

Why attend

Enable client organisations to inform the industry of their respective challenges and requirements
Match industry developments with client challenges and requirements
Inform the supply chain and academia of further R&D opportunities
Help CIRIA identify credible good practice research proposals


11:00 Introduction by the Chair
Nick Burgess, Head for Railway Structures, TfL

11:10 Monitoring and tes ting of condition of existing materials within TfL
Nick Burgess, Head for Railway Structures, TfL

11:30 Low carbon materials
Dr Daniel Maskell, Lecturer, University of Bath 

11:50 Lightweight, high-performance materials for sustainable rail infrastructure
Stuart Ramella, R&D Manager, Polypipe

12:10 Q&A

12:25 Closing remarks from the Chair



Who should attend 
  • Transport asset owners and operators
  • Contractors 
  • Major consulting companies
  • Transport infrastructure suppliers
  • Local authorities
  • Government agencies
  • Regulators
  • Research community 
  • Procurement

Tuesday 7th July 2020
11:00 - 12:30



CIRIA members: FREE 
Non-members: £35 + VAT

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Further information
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Tel: 020 7549 3300
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07/07/2020 - 07/07/2020

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