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Detecting hidden defects in bridges, London

Event organised by ICE

22 November 2017

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​Organised in conjunction with CIRIA, this event will showcase the latest good practices for assessing the risks from hidden defects, adopting emergent technologies 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 (C764) Hidden defects in bridges – the new good practice guidance on detection 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 the latest industry-agreed good practices in asset management, structural health monitoring and structural repair practices for hidden defects in bridges;
  • Showcase a number of UK and international case studies; and,
  • Present an overview of CIRIA’s latest good practice publication C764 Hidden defects in bridges – guidance on detection management


18:00 Registration and welcome refreshments

18:30 Welcome from the Chair

18:35 (C764) Hidden defects in bridges - guidance on detection and management
Amrit Ghose, Waterman Group and Peter Sparkes AECOM 

19:00 Risk assessments and real behaviour - does the defect matter?
Dr. Paul Jackson, Ramboll

19:15 The role of structural monitoring for the management of bridges with hidden defects
Matthew Anderson, Global Technical Director, Strainstall Monitoring

19:30 Repair of structures and hidden defects within
Graham Stanford, Freyssinet

19:45 Q&A

20:00 Close of lecture

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