PRIME: innovative subsurface monitoring for asset management

Gain insight into the developments in PRIME (PRoactive Infrastructure Monitoring and Evaluation) and its capabilities through a technology overview and practical case studies.

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The processes leading to internal deterioration and subsequent failure of assets evolve at scales greater than single point subsurface measurements, and at depths unreachable using surface-only observations. PRIME (PRoactive Infrastructure Monitoring and Evaluation) is a novel geophysical monitoring system that images the internal structure of embankments, cuttings and other key geotechnical infrastructure at the whole-asset scale. Using time-lapse electrical resistivity measurements to map structure and monitor water migration, PRIME offers a low-cost, non-intrusive means of providing 4D asset-scale data. These measurements assist in the assessment of critical failure criteria, management of ageing infrastructure, and decision-making for asset maintenance and remediation, prior to costly and dangerous failures.

This event will showcase the developments in PRIME technology and its expanding portfolio of case studies in assessing, monitoring and protecting the built and natural environment. Including a demonstration of the PRIME-Calyx (Socotec) web-based data visualisation platform, case studies presented by the development team and an open forum on the future directions and needs of adaptable, affordable and innovative asset monitoring technology, this event aims to summarise the state-of-the-art and direction of travel in resistivity imaging for asset management.

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Why attend
Hear how PRIME combines innovative technology to remotely monitor ‘at risk’
geotechnical assets in near real time.
Discover how PRIME allows stakeholders to predict, rather than just respond to,
incidents involving critical infrastructure.
Explore the different applications and benefits of PRIME with practical case studies,
key outcomes from pilot projects and a demonstration of the system.
Learn about additional applications of PRIME including the monitoring of geohazards
(e.g. landslides) and groundwater processes (e.g. contaminant transport).
Earn valuable CPD.

Who should attend
Contractors, Clients, Consultants, Developers and Regulators working in the following fields:
Civil engineering
Geotechnical engineering
Infrastructure asset management
Instrumentation and monitoring
Water utilities
Mine workings
Waste specialists
Regeneration and land contamination

Thursday 3 March 2022
10:30 – 12:30 GMT

10:30 Welcome and introduction
Dr Andy Moores, Research Director, CIRIA
Robyn Thomas, Associate Director, Research and Innovation,
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) (invited)

10:40 The PRIME journey: gain insight into the drivers of PRIME, its objectives and
how it is yielding benefits
Professor Jonathan Chambers, Head of Shallow Geohazards and
Earth Observation, British Geological Survey (BGS)

10:55 Technology overview, development and progress
BGS PRIME development team
  Nick Slater, Monitoring Services Director, SOCOTEC Monitoring

11:35 Case studies featuring outcomes from key pilot projects
BGS PRIME development team

12:05 Where next? Interactive discussion and Q&A with all of the presenters

12:30 Closing remarks

CIRIA members: Free to attend
LACL and BRMF members: £45 + VAT
Non-members: £45 + VAT

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