ASSESSING THE UNDERWORLD - AN INTEGRATED PERFORMANCE MODEL OF CITY INFRASTRUCTURES

Lead Research Organisation: University of Birmingham
Department Name: Civil Engineering

Abstract

The surface urban transport infrastructures - our roads, cycle ways, pedestrian areas, tramways and railways - are supported by the ground, and hence the properties of the ground must control to a significant degree their structural performance. The utility services infrastructure - the pipes and cables that deliver utility services to our homes and which supports urban living - is usually buried beneath our urban streets, that is it lies below the surface transport infrastructure (usually roads and paved pedestrian areas). It follows that streetworks to install, replace, repair or maintain these utility service pipes or cables using traditional trench excavations will disrupt traffic and people movement, and will often significantly damage the surface transport infrastructure and the ground on which it bears.

It is clear, therefore, that the ground and physical (i.e. utility service and surface transport) infrastructures exist according to a symbiotic relationship: intervene physically in one, and the others are almost inevitably affected in some way, either immediately or in the future. Moreover the physical condition of the pipes and cables, of the ground and of the overlying road structure, is consequently of crucial importance in determining the nature and severity of the impacts that streetworks cause. Assessing the Underworld (ATU) aims to use geophysical sensors deployed both on the surface and inside water pipes to determine remotely (that is, without excavation) the condition of these urban assets.

ATU builds on the highly successful Mapping the Underworld (MTU) project funded by EPSRC's first IDEAS Factory (or sandpit) and supported by many industry partners. The MTU sandpit brought together a team that has grown to be acknowledged as international leaders in this field. ATU introduces leaders in climate change, infrastructure policy, engineering sustainability and pipeline systems to the MTU team to take the research into a new sphere of influence as part of a 25-year vision to make streetworks more sustainable.

ATU proposes to develop the geophysical sensors created in MTU to look for different targets: indications that the buried pipes and cables are showing signs of degradation or failure, indications that the road structure is showing signs of degradation (e.g. cracking, delamination or wetting) and indications that the ground has properties different to unaltered ground (e.g. wetted or eroded by leaking pipes, loosened by local trench excavations, wetted by water ingress through cracked road structures). For example, a deteriorated (fractured, laterally displaced, corroded or holed) pipe will give a different response to the geophysical sensors than a pristine pipe, while wetting of the adjacent soil or voids created by local erosion due to leakage from a water-bearing pipe will result in a different ground response to unaltered natural soil or fill. Similarly a deteriorated road (with vertical cracks, or with a wetted foundation) will give a different response to intact, coherent bound layers sitting on a properly drained foundation.

Taking the information provided by the geophysical sensors and combining it with records for the pipes, cables and roads, and introducing deterioration models for these physical infrastructures knowing their age and recorded condition (where this information is available), will allow a means of predicting how they will react if a trench is dug in a particular road. In some cases alternative construction techniques could avert serious damage (e.g. water pipe bursts, road structural failure requiring complete reconstruction) or injury (gas pipe busts). Making this information available will be achieved by creating a Decision Support System for streetworks engineers. Finally, the full impacts to the economy, society and environment of streetworks will be modelled in a sustainability assessment framework so that the wider impacts of the works are made clear.

Planned Impact

The beneficiaries of ATU include:
- City and County Councils and the Highways Agency, who are responsible for managing roads and streetworks and will be able to make direct use of the findings to deliver more effective UK transport infrastructure.
- Utility infrastructure owners, a group that is likely to include a public-private mix and one that might change in the future given that road privatisation features as a possibility in the new coalition government's plans.
- Practitioners in the field of streetworks, including consultants and contractors, via direct dissemination and training activities.
- The travelling public, homes and businesses served by the transport and utility service infrastructures.
- Society and the economy more generally, and the environment, by reducing traffic congestion and delays.
- Local Authorities and utility owners, who will find savings through more efficient streetworks operations.
- UK surveying and sensor manufacturing companies, who will be able to improve their products and supply export markets.
- The international academic community, which will gain insights into fundamental advances in a variety of sensor technologies, and in several branches of civil and infrastructure engineering.
- EPSRC, EU and other research programmes, given that the research aims to be as agenda setting as MTU has proved to be.
- Policy makers, regulators and non-governmental bodies with interests in, or who are affected by, streetworks (and there are few who are not). They will gain insight into various ways of bringing about more effective and sustainable streetworks practices.
- Research Fellows, Research Students and their future employers, who will gain invaluable cross-disciplinary research experience.
- Undergraduate, MSc and PhD students at the collaborating institutions, who benefit from teaching and tutoring in areas of cutting-edge research.

ATU's pathways to impact will be facilitated by the continued activity of the MTU network. This includes mechanisms such as the annual seminar, workshop and exhibition, which is organised with different communities of practice each year, and a dedicated, interactive website that is to be upgraded with the support of the Environmental KTN, videos and radio programmes. A Project Manager will be in post full-time throughout the grant and will provide an ever-available point of contact to external stakeholders. The network will continue to maintain international links that have been forged and strengthened through the MTU research programmes. An Outputs Tracker, and its library of files (notably published papers and presentations), will capture all of the outputs from ATU and enable rapid responses to requests for information, whether from project partners, professional institutions, academic bodies or other stakeholders.

ATU will disseminate its findings via representation on national committees - Pipeline Industries Guild (PIG) Utilities Committee, Buried Assets Centre of Knowledge (BACK), Utility Mapping Association (UMA), BSI Utility Mapping and Depiction Standard Development committee, Mapping the Underworld Centre of Excellence - and international committees - American Society for Civil Engineers Utilities Standards Committee, US Transportation Research Board Utilities Committee - and national and international workshops arranged by our project partners. Replicating MTU's success, ATU will hold a seminar and workshop specifically aimed at civil servants, councillors and Members of Parliament. We appreciate that some of our research findings will only realise their full potential if changes in regulations are considered at the same time, or at least if political will is added to technical arguments, and taking the message directly to those who can bring this influence to bear is important. More immediately, ATU will create a series of Expert Panels to guide the research and receive direct dissemination as the research is taking place.

Organisations

 
Description This is a work in progress, but several sensor technologies are providing encouraging results. The Decision Support System is attracting much interest from those with whom we are co-creating it.
Exploitation Route While it is too early to be definitive, the thinking is being drawn into new academic and practitioner activities.
Sectors Construction,Education,Electronics,Transport

URL http://www.assessingtheunderworld.org/
 
Description They are ongoing, via close collaboration with industry. Some of the findings are now being reflected in new research programmes, for example.
First Year Of Impact 2013
Sector Construction,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Energy,Environment,Transport
Impact Types Societal,Economic

 
Description ?Resilient Infrastructure ? Designing the Underworld? 
Organisation Ecobuild
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Rogers CDF, (2014) Delivered a presentation entitled ?Resilient Infrastructure ? Designing the Underworld? to Ecobuild 2014, ExCel, London, 5th March 2014.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Autonomous Inspection & Repair of Water Infrastructure 
Organisation Sensors in Water Interest Group
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution A multi agency partnership to discuss the "Autonomous Inspection & Repair of Water Infrastructure" and how best serve the industry
Collaborator Contribution The group is working towards developing a device/methodology to autonomous Inspect and repair water infrastructure.
Impact Multi agency working Collaboration of academia and industry
Start Year 2015
 
Description System of Systems Decision Support in Assessing the Underworld: Ontological Approach, Disturbing Geo, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory Workshop. 
Organisation Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We discussed and presented findings in relation to a "System of Systems Decision Support in Assessing the Underworld": We provided evidence that by using an ontological approach, we could provided relevant and pertinent information in relation to defence science and technology that would allow decisions to be made with confidence and with cognisance to environmental, economic and social factors.
Collaborator Contribution The team provided information and insight through a number of workshops and presentations.
Impact Further collaboration and planned workshops with industry partners.
Start Year 2016
 
Description "Linking up Infrastructure and Smart Transport Systems" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers' presentation to the Speciality Session on Future Cities at Utility Week Live shared knowledge from various ERSRC funded programmes: Liveable Cities, Urban Futures, Assessing the Underworld and iBUILD.

Enhanced engagement and knowledge sharing amongst peers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Cluster analysis of GPR Profiles using image intensity and texture: Potential for Archaeological GPR Data. Poster presentation on "NSGG Meeting on Recent Work in Archaeological Geophysics", Geological Society of London, 6th December 2016. L Wei, Q Dou, DR Magee, AD Booth and AG Cohn (2016). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Cluster analysis of GPR Profiles using image intensity and texture: Potential for Archaeological GPR Data. Poster presentation on "NSGG Meeting on Recent Work in Archaeological Geophysics", Geological Society of London, 6th December 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ICIF Infrastructure Grand Challenges: Exhibition and Networking Forum at a world café event of rolling conversations on ICIF's four primary themes. London, on 21st February. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Rogers attended the ICIF Infrastructure Grand Challenges: Exhibition and Networking Forum. At the Institution of Civil Engineers, during which he represented the Urban Futures, Liveable Cities, iBUILD and Urban Living Birmingham projects, by feeding the learning into a world café event of rolling conversations on ICIF's four primary themes. London, on 21st February.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IET London Regional Lecture. Looking to where no man has been. Audience ~80. . Atkins PA (2016). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact IET London Regional Lecture. Looking to where no man has been. Audience ~80. This talk sparked a number of questions and request for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description "Causes, Impacts and Costs of Utility Strikes" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Metje N and Ahmad B (2014) Delivered a presentation entitled "Causes, Impacts and Costs of Utility Strikes" to the GLA, TFL and London Boroughs Joint Construction H&S Forum, London UK. They summarised the findings from Mapping the Underworld and described the future methodology deriving from Assessing the Underworld, 19th February.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description "Examining the Performance of Urban Interventions in the Far Future" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Rogers CDF, (2014) Delivered a presentation entitled "Examining the Performance of Urban Interventions in the Far Future" to the Association for Science Education (ASE) Conference, University of Birmingham, 8-11th March.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description "Mapping the Underworld -Assessing the Underworld" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Metje N and Zembillas N (2014) Delivered a presentation entitled "Mapping the Underworld -Assessing the Underworld" to the TRB Utilities Committee, In Washington DC North America. They summarised the findings from Mapping the Underworld and described the future methodology deriving from Assessing the Underworld, 15th January
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description .Curioni G (2015). Effect of trenching and water pipe leakage on soil properties measured by buried TDR sensors and MASW surveys. Collaboration between UoB and BGS.(Planned) EGGS/NSGG ("geophysics for critical infrastructure") Poster display, BGS Nottingham 16th July. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Effect of trenching and water pipe leakage on soil properties measured by buried TDR sensors and MASW surveys. Collaboration between UoB and BGS.(Planned) EGGS/NSGG ("geophysics for critical infrastructure") Poster display, BGS Nottingham 16th July.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ? Public engagement talk at Cafe Scientific - Water: An Engineering Challenge. 50+ people, general public, October 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 50+ members of the general public attended an engagement talk at Cafe Scientific - to discuss "Water: An Engineering Challenge" it was a lively debate and sparked a number of questions and further discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Assessing the Underworld - Achieving Sustainable Streetworks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Assessing the Underworld - Achieving Sustainable Streetworks -Fifth Future Infrastructure Forum 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Black Sky Infrastructure Risk and Resilience Workshop held at the Royal Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Rogers attended the Black Sky Infrastructure Risk and Resilience Workshop held at the Royal Society, and contributed the findings from Liveable Cities, iBUILD and Assessing the Underworld to the plenary discussions, with an attendance of ~70 which involved predominantly UK practitioners and a small number of UK and international academics. London Monday 16th January.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2017
 
Description Chris Rogers. UKCRIC at Birmingham- Buried Infrastructure Research for Engineering Future Cities. Towards a Holistic Resilient National Infrastructure System: A Conversation with UK Catapult Centres. 20-21 Oct 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chris Rogers delivered a presentation entitled "UKCRIC at Birmingham- Buried Infrastructure Research for Engineering Future Cities" to the Towards a Holistic Resilient National Infrastructure System: A Conversation with UK Catapult Centres at the Transport Systems Catapult, Milton Keynes, on 20th and 21st October, 2016. He presented the emerging findings from Assessing the Underworld, Liveable Cities and iBUILD. He represented these research programmes in two days of workshop discussions. The audience of 25 included academics, research funders and infrastructure innovators.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Chris Rogers. UKCRIC at Birmingham- Buried Infrastructure Research for Engineering Future Cities. UKCRIC and Innovate UK Workshop. 10 Oct 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chris Rogers delivered a presentation entitled "UKCRIC at Birmingham- Buried Infrastructure Research for Engineering Future Cities" to the UKCRIC and Innovate UK Workshop: Towards a Holistic Resilient National Infrastructure System - Focus on Urban Living at the Future Cities Catapult, London, on 10th October, 2016. He presented the emerging findings from Assessing the Underworld, Liveable Cities and iBUILD. The audience of 20 included academics, research funders and future city innovators.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Circular Cities Hub Workshop. 26 - 27 Sep 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chris Rogers represented Assessing the Underworld, Liveable Cities, iBUILD and Urban Living Birmingham at the Circular Cities Hub Workshop on 26th and 27th September 2016 at the Future Cities Catapult, London, attended by 30 national and international researchers on the use of resources in future cities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Collins R (2016). 9th Conference of the UK Network on Potable Water Treatment & Supply Pipeline Condition Monitoring: Future Solutions, 14th September. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 9th Conference of the UK Network on Potable Water Treatment & Supply Pipeline Condition Monitoring: Future Solutions, 14th September.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Ecobuild 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers delivered a presentation entitled "Resilient Infrastructure - Designing the Underworld" to Ecobuild 2014, ExCel, London, 5th March 2014. He also chaired a session entitled "Delivering Integrated, Resilient Green and Grey Infrastructure - Strategies for Success" as part of the Future Cities Seminar Programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Ecobuild 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers delivered a presentation entitled "Resilient Infrastructure - Designing the Underworld" to Ecobuild 2014, ExCel, London, 5th March 2014. He also chaired a session entitled "Delivering Integrated, Resilient Green and Grey Infrastructure - Strategies for Success" as part of the Future Cities Seminar Programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Future Infrastructure Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers became a core member of the Future Infrastructure Forum, thus representing all of the relevant EPSRC-funded projects with which he is involved (Mapping the Underworld, Urban Futures, Critical Local Transport and Utility Infrastructures, Liveable Cities, and Assessing the Underworld). He attended all five fora on 26th and 27th September 2011, 17th and 18th January 2012, 17th and 18th April 2012, 5th and 6th September 2012, and 27th and 28th March 2013. He is a member of a small team organising a meeting of the core members to advance the research agenda. . Awarding Body - Future Infrastructure Forum, Name of Scheme - Future Infrastructure Forum
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013
 
Description GEES Newsletter June 2011 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Resilience through innovation: local transport and utility infrastructure, GEES Newsletter, 13 June 2011 (also displayed on GEES news webpages), University of Birmingham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description IET Regional Lecture presented at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford. A Geophysics Approach' January Audience 50- Atkins PA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IET Regional Lecture presented at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford. A Geophysics Approach' this presentation sparked a number of questions and requests for further information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Institute of Physics Regional Lecture Series. University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield. Audience ~200. Atkins PA (2016). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Institute of Physics Regional Lecture Series. University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield. Audience ~200. this presentation sparked a number of questions and request for further information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC), Asset Management Theme, 28th June, Cambridge, UK. Hojjati A 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC), Asset Management Theme, 28th June, Cambridge, UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC), Cities Theme, 28th June 2016, Cambridge, UK. Professor Chris Rogers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk based on my strong research record in future cities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Keynote Paper to Re-Engineering Our Cities Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chris Rogers presented the Keynote Paper to the Re-Engineering Our Cities Conference, Coventry University, 14th September 2016, entitled "Re-Engineering Future Sustainable, Resilient and Liveable Cities". It described the outcomes of the Urban Futures and Liveable Cities ESPRC funded programmes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.ice.org.uk/eventarchive/re-engineering-our-cities-coventry
 
Description Linking up Infrastructure and Smart Transport Systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Linking up Infrastructure and Smart Transport Systems"Speciality Session on Future Cities at Utility Week Live 2015, NEC, Birmingham on 23rd April 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Liveable Cities and Assessing the Underworld Launch Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Liveable Cities and Assessing the Underworld Launch Conference of the EPSRC/ESRC Infrastructure Interdependencies and Novel Business Models initiative, IET Conference Suite, London on 29th May 2013
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Meeting with Arup 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers attended a meeting with two partners of Arup on 10th February 2016 to disseminate work on LC, iBUILD, ATU and MTU. This led to closer collaboration and attendance at Bi-Annual events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to Untangling the Infrastructure Web 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers presented a talk entitled "Infrastructure Research: From Future Liveable Cities via Foresight to Assessing the Underworld" to a CIRIA Conference and Workshop entitled Untangling the Infrastrcuture Web
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Professor Chris Rogers attended EPSRC Balancing Capability workshops on Water, as a representative of the Institution of Civil Engineers at the Professional Institutions Consultation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers attended EPSRC Balancing Capability workshops on Water (17th February - around 50 academics), as a representative of the Institution of Civil Engineers at the Professional Institutions Consultation (22nd February - around 20 practitioners and academics) and on 14th and 15th March. He represented MTU, ATU, UF, LC and iBUILD.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Professor Chris Rogers attended a series of UKCRIC workshops to create a research strategy for UKCRIC, in relation to buried infrastructure 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers attended a series of UKCRIC workshops to create a research strategy for UKCRIC, on 30th November 2015 (Buried Infrastructure - 30 practitioners and academics), He represented MTU, ATU, UF, LC and iBUILD
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Professor Chris Rogers delivered a presentation - "Linking to Future Cities Agenda: Valuing the Underworld" to the Assessing the Underworld annual conference and exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To follow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Professor Chris Rogers delivered a presentation entitled "Future Proofing City Systems, and the UK's System of Cities" to Resilience and Growth for Future Cities international conference, Civil Engineering Triennial Summit, Institution of Civil Engineers, 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Reaching an audience of approximately 100 delegates from the UK, US and Canadian practitioner communities.

To follow
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Professor Chris Rogers hosted Jeya Rajalingham (Principal Engineer, Water & Recycled Assets, Sydney Water) on 29th April 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers hosted Jeya Rajalingham (Principal Engineer, Water & Recycled Assets, Sydney Water) on 29th April 2014, as part of a study tour of the UK organised by UKWIR. He described, and sought to develop links with Sydney water and Australian research more generally for, the following research projects and programmes: Liveable Cities, iBUILD, Mapping the Underworld, Assessing the Underworld, GG-TOP, and Urban Futures.

Established links with utilities sector in Australia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Rogers CDF (2016). Re-Engineering Future Sustainable, Resilient and Liveable Cities. Keynote presentation to Re-Engineering Our Cities - an ICE West Midlands Conference, 14th September. Coventry, UK. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Rogers CDF (2016). Re-Engineering Future Sustainable, Resilient and Liveable Cities. Keynote presentation to Re-Engineering Our Cities - an ICE West Midlands Conference, 14th September. Coventry, UK. There was over 150 attendees, almost wholly practitioners it sparked a lively in depth debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SWIG Poster Competition, "Application of Ultrasound Technique in Detecting Pipeline Surrounding Conditions" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Zhu JJ, Collins R, Boxall J, Mills R, Dwyer-Joyce R, Anderson S, Dodd T (2016). SWIG Poster Competition, "Application of Ultrasound Technique in Detecting Pipeline Surrounding Conditions"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Smart Infrastructure for the Unsmart City 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Rogers CDF, (2014) was an invited speaker and discussion panel member at the launch event (entitled 'Smart Infrastructure for the Unsmart City') of the new Infrastructure Council of the Urban land Institute on 9th July. His presentation was entitled 'Smart (Buried) Infrastructure for the Unsmart City'. A strong thread of discussion on iBUILD emerged in the panel discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Sustainable Resilient Infrastructure 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Rogers CDF, (2013) Presentation to the Land of the MUSCOS Expert Workshop entitled Sustainable Resilient Infrastructure at the Royal Society,. Representing the Liveable Cities programme grant, Mapping the Underworld and Assessing the Underworld, in the open discussion session he referred to the findings from Urban Futures, the initial findings from Liveable Cities and the thinking behind Assessing the Underworld when exploring collaboration and directions. London on 9th May 2013
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Water Industry Forum Water Professors Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers attended a Water Industry Forum's Water Professors' Workshop on Monday 15th June 2015 at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel, New Street, Birmingham.  He represented Liveable Cities, Assessing the Underworld, iBUILD and GG-TOP.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Workshops to create a research strategy for UKCRIC (UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure & Cities) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers attended a series of UKCRIC workshops to create a research strategy for UKCRIC, on 30th November 2015 (Buried Infrastructure - 30 practitioners and academics), 20th January 2016 (Sensors), 2nd and 3rd February 2016 (Data, Simulation and Modelling - 50 academics and practitioners), 11th February (Linear Infrastructure - 40 academics and practitioners)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description latest thinking from, the Liveable Cities, Assessing the Underworld, and iBUILD project teams 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact latest thinking from, the Liveable Cities, Assessing the Underworld, and iBUILD project teams.The second workshop on Water & Cities, London 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014