RESEARCH

RISK-INFORMED VALUE-BASED ASSET MANAGEMENT OF BRIDGES

The University of Cambridge’s Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) funded research is developing a risk-informed approach to bridge asset management while considering the operational, structural, functional and environmental risks of bridge failure. To this end, the project aims to identify cost-effective inspection strategies by considering a value-of-information based approach to decision making. The approach achieves this by arriving at a trade-off between the costs and value-of-information gathered through different monitoring techniques (such as sensors, satellite-monitoring etc.) against a given risk level of bridge failure. It will also consider the operational impacts of failure or closure of bridges such as delays, environmental impacts, safety etc.

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RITRAK

RiTRAK is the first of its kind decision support system for identifying cost-effective asset management strategies for the railway industry. It is built on five years of research at the University of Birmingham's Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education and has attracted EPSRC Impact Acceleration funding for its commercial-deployment.

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DELIVERING URBAN TRANSPORT JUSTICE THROUGH SUSTAINABLE GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE CORRIDORS

The research at the University of Birmingham is exploring how green infrastructure corridors can be sustainably designed to deliver transport justice in our cities.

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LISTENING TO THE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR ROAD SAFETY

The Institute of Global Innovation funded research-informed policy development project is exploring the potential for technological innovations to address road safety issues. The project will also throw light on the governance challenges of using the data form these technological innovations to inform urban transport policies

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ECONOMIC GROWTH THROUGH EFFECTIVE ROAD ASSET MANAGEMENT

Economic Growth through Effective Road Asset Management (GEM) is transformative research and capacity building project focused in Sub Saharan Africa. Funded by UKAID, GEM aims to achieve economic and social benefits for local communities as a result of improved performance in local road asset management.

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