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Smart infrastructure, Coalville

6 December, 2016 | 18:00 - 20:00

Box Tunnel shaft and monitoring array shows tilt sensors placed on the lining near the base and towards the haunches.
Box Tunnel shaft and monitoring array shows tilt sensors placed on the lining near the base and towards the haunches.

About this event

The meeting will begin with a presentation by Jennifer Schooling on recent developments in infrastructure monitoring, the technology available, and why this approach will become increasingly important. Paul Clarke will then describe the innovative approach used to monitor tunnel movement during recent electrification and track renewal works in Box Tunnel on the Great Western mainline.

A breakout session will follow where attendees will be divided into three groups to discuss future monitoring needs for infrastructure, including potential barriers to implementation. Each group will consider either use in design (including site investigation), use during construction, or use for long term asset management.

This is a joint event between ICE East Midlands Transport Professional Interest Network (PIN) and the Nottingham, Leicester, Derby (NLD) Branch. The support of Stephenson College is gratefully acknowledged.

Event materials

The following materials are available for download:


Jennifer Schooling

Jennifer Schooling is the director of the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) at the University of Cambridge. CSIC brings together world-class engineering research, academic excellence and commercial industry to support the UK in becoming a world leader in the fields of sensing technology, asset management and smart city development.

Paul Clarke

Paul is Head of Geophysics & Monitoring in AECOM's Rail Asset Management Division. Paul's expertise lies in assessing not only the construction and condition of transportation and civils assets, but more importantly their performance and behaviour. Paul has acted as discipline lead for site investigations on projects in North America, Australia and within several of the UK's largest remodelling and enhancement projects on the rail network.