Researchers using the facility will improve knowledge of where existing infrastructure is, what condition it is in and the ground it is buried in. It will enable scientists to test a variety of buried infrastructure systems at, or near to, full-scale to help them understand their physical and operational performance. This includes, for example, pipelines and cables, culverts and tunnels, road foundations and barrier wall systems.
The resulting scientific evidence base will help inform decisions on innovative engineering of new infrastructure systems, on cost-effective maintenance and adaptation of existing infrastructures, and building in resilience to cities’ infrastructure systems in the face of increasing demands and climate change.
It is expected to be operational by Summer 2020.
|Who can use the facility||Functions/facilities available|
Industry partners, other researchers
All lab facilities, currently seeking ideas for research now and for the future
|Technology Proof of Concept||Lab facilities|
|Industrial Fellowships and Secondments||Lab facilities, study space|
|PhD Studentships||Lab facilities, study space|
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