29 - 30 March 2017, Inmarsat, London


Asset condition monitoring workshop – 29 March 2017

Utilising monitoring to mitigate risk and improve asset knowledge(Plus delegates only)

13:00 Registration and refreshments
13:30 Opening remarks from chair
Mike Devriendt, associate, Arup
13:45 ORR – what role can the regulator play in supporting the use of monitoring on existing road and rail networks?
Understanding how the ORR can work with asset owners and the industry in order to mitigate risks on existing networks, drive efficiencies in maintenance and reduce the cost of upgrades.
Ian Prosser, chief inspector of railways, Office of Rail and Road
14:05 Question and answer session
14.15 Severn Tunnel – developing a monitoring strategy to mitigate risks during the upgrade of the Victorian tunnel
Working in partnership with the client and contractors to support the electrification of the tunnel, as part of the Great Western Modernisation programme with focus on understanding the performance of the asset of the impact of installing over 1,700 anchors in the existing brickwork.
Paul Clarke, technical director, AECOM
15.15 Group discussions: to what extent is greater knowledge of asset behaviour still required or does more emphasis need to be placed on analysis and modelling?
15.30 Networking refreshment break
16.00 Creating a proactive system to monitor and mitigate risks to Network Rail assets
Eleanor Walters, asset engineer (geotechnics), Network Rail
16.30 Utilising LiDAR, photogrammetry and borehole instrumentation to monitor slope behaviour of a coastal landslide
Peter Hobbs, engineering geologist, BGS
17.00 Group discussion: what impact can improved understanding of asset behaviour have on the amount of monitoring employed by asset owners?
17.10 Closing remarks from chair

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