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Advanced technologies in the operation & inspection of waterways infrastructure, London

12 October, 2015 | 14:00 - 17:15

Finding better ways to ensure structures on the coast remain operational.
Finding better ways to ensure structures on the coast remain operational.

About this event

Gathering data in order to understand environmental conditions, and to gain an appreciation of existing structures at the coast and along rivers and waterways, has traditionally been costly.

Developments in technology over the last 10 years have made comprehensive data collection easier and, when used judiciously, more cost effective.

Changes in technology have enabled new practical solutions to be developed to provide more durable infrastructure and to reduce operation and maintenance costs.

This seminar provides an opportunity to learn about recent, and on-going, developments from some industry leaders. Time will be available in the programme for networking and meeting the speakers.


  • Neil Chamberlain, RHDHV: Remote sensing techniques for Old Waterfront Walls
  • Jon Williams, Mott Macdonald: X-Band radar coastal management tool development
  • Kate Rowlatt, Canal & River Trust: Advances in technology for shallow water surveying
  • Steve Hold, Steve Hold Consulting Civil Engineer Ltd: Digital data capture for Marine Civil Structure Maintenance and Monitoring
  • Darren Parkinson, Canal & River Trust: Automation of swing bridges – Gloucester and Sharpness Canal
  • Seevali Surendran and Angelin Hallaways, EA: Advanced Technologies in the operation and inspection of waterways infrastructure
  • Bart Cassiers and Max Schellenbach, Boskalis: Pile Reconditioning System

Event materials

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