Smart and Resilient Infrastructure: Understanding research needs to support the sustainment and future requirements for resilient national infrastructure

Smart and Resilient Infrastructure: Understanding research needs to support the sustainment and future requirements for resilient national infrastructure
09 July 2024
10:00 - 16:45
The UKCRIC Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction Laboratory Harptree Building Langford Bristol BS40 5DU

The UKCRIC Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction Laboratory (SoFSI), University of Bristol

Smart and Resilient Infrastructure: Understanding research needs to support the sustainment and future requirements for resilient national infrastructure

UKRIC events offer an opportunity for industry, policy makers and the research community within UKCRIC member institutions to exchange knowledge, discover opportunities for collaboration, learn about facilities across the UKCRIC Network, and engage in this unique national research programme.

The aim of the 9th July event is to debate key priorities for national infrastructure and discuss how laboratories such as SoFSI (and other UKCRIC facilities) in collaboration with industry and policy makers can be used to address these priorities.

Hosted by the University of Bristol at the SoFSI facility, there will be plenty of opportunities for networking and discussion as well as a tour of the facility.

Spaces are limited so please register to attend.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at hello@ukcric.com.

Agenda 10:00 - 16.45

10:00 – 10:30​

Registration and refreshments

 

10:30 – 10:40

Host welcome:

 
10:40 – 11:00 UKCRIC welcome, outline of the UKCRIC roadmap UKCRIC Deputy Convenor Chris Rogers
11:00 – 11:15 Introduction to SoFSI Anastasios Sextos
11:15 - 11:30 Problems SoFSI has been designed to meet Adam Crewe

11:30 – 12 :00

Case study: PLEXUS Plus Project

Aims and results. What this means for the future of transport corridors and bridges.

Chris Rogers and Flavia De Luca
12:00 – 12:30 South West England - Vision and route map for future infrastructure needs Theo Tryfonas
12:30-12:45 Isambard AI and how AI can support innovation in infrastructure TBC

12:45 – 14:00

Lunch and networking
Tour of facilities/SoFSI demonstration running concurrently

David Williams

14:00 – 14:10

The Centre for Postdoctoral Development in Infrastructure, Cities and Energy (C-DICE)

C-DICE brings together 18 higher education institutions from across the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) and the UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC)

Joanne Leach/Tim Yates

14:10 – 15:15

Panel discussion

Experts from academia, industry and policy debate the key priorities for national infrastructure

Discussion themes:

  • Resilience of next generation infrastructure (delivery at times of shocks and stresses)
  • Smart infrastructure & AI
  • Sustainable construction (new materials & limited resources, NetZero)
  • Next generation design and construction (automated construction, 3D printing etc)

Chaired by Anastasios Sextos

Panel members:

  1. Nick O’Riordan (Arup)
  2. Chris Rogers (UKCRIC)
  3. Colin Taylor (South West Infrastructure Parntership)
  4. Tom Bartley (Mind AI)

 

 

 

15:15 – 15:30 Refreshment break

 

15:30 – 16:30

Workshop drawing on the themes from the panel discussion – Output will be an outline a UKCRIC white paper on the future research needs for resilient infrastructure. Attendees invited to be co-authors

Each theme will be led by one panellist.

16:30 – 16:45

Plenary and close