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Event Organiser: ICE

Hidden defects in bridges - CIRIA C764, Maidstone

  • Lecture
  • Maidstone
  • 25 July 2019
  • 17:45 - 19:30
Hidden defects in bridges - CIRIA C764, Maidstone

About this event

This event will showcase the latest good practices for assessing the risks from hidden defects, adopting technologies and approaches which assist in the management of hidden defects and implementing structural repairs which can prevent the formation or mitigate against the impact of hidden defects.

The lecture will be based on CIRIA Guide C764 - Hidden defects in bridges – Guidance for detection and management, published to provide the bridge engineering community with methods on how to identify, investigate and manage known hidden defects.

The lecture will:

  • Introduce the audience to presence of hidden defects in critical bridge components and how they can significantly affect safety for the travelling public
  • Describe the development of CIRIA 764 and how it can be used in asset management
  • Showcase a number of UK and international case studies
  • Outline the growing importance of structural health monitoring


Peter Sparkes MICE, MIStructE

Associate Director at AECOM

Peter has had a career for over 45 years as a civil engineer, becoming experienced in asset management, in particular in site investigation, load assessment and condition monitoring. He is a specialist in masonry arch bridges and vaults, post-tensioned special inspection, and lifecare planning for multi-storey car parks.

He has successfully served as Project Manager on a variety of projects including a highway structures framework for LB Bromley from 1994 to 2018, and the special inspection and structural health monitoring of the Hammersmith Flyover in 2008- 2013. He is a co-author of CIRIA C764 and is now co-writing a CIRIA guide on structural health monitoring.

Event venue

Kent County Hall (Sessions House)
Darent Room
County Road
Maidstone ME14 1XQ
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Anne Qualters

e: [email protected]