Detecting hidden defects with non-destructive testing

Join us for this pre-recorded webinar on CIRIA's Hidden defects in bridges - guidance on detection management (C764). The guidance provides a new way of assessing the risks from hidden defects and showcases the way in which emergent technologies can assist in the management of hidden defects. Expanding on some of the latest good practices contained in this report, CIRIA will explore the role of non-destructive testing techniques in managing hidden defects in bridges.

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Overview of  C764
Hidden defects in bridges - guidance on detection guide provides methods on how to identify, investigate and manage known hidden defects, supported by well-documented case studies and comprehensive reference material. The guide is essential reading for all professionals involved in bridge engineering and management and useful reference material for those on the Bridge Inspector Certification Scheme or undertaking a graduate training programme.

The case studies demonstrate that hidden defects exist in critical bridge components and in some cases have threatened the safety of the travelling public – in extreme cases they have resulted in the collapse of bridges without warning. If the risk posed by hidden defects is not managed appropriately then the likelihood of encountering such failures will increase.

Why attend?
Learn about CIRIA’s infrastructure asset management research programme
Identify the role of non-destructive testing in bridge management and any gaps
in knowledge
Gain understanding from a range of UK and international case studies
Earn valuable CPD

Who should attend
All professionals involved in bridge engineering, inspection and management.

Wednesday 19 May 2021
11:00 - 12:00

11:00 Welcome and introduction
11:05 Overview of CIRIA’s infrastructure asset management research programme
11:20 Non-destructive techniques for assessing hidden defects
Dave Cousins, Infrastructure Engineer, formerly of MISTRAS
11:45 Q&A
12:00 Close

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Non-members £35 + VAT

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