UKCRIC - National Buried Infrastructure Facility

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

Abstract

Documents in support of the delivery of the UKCRIC NBIF and TRAIN Rig capital facilities

Planned Impact

Multiple impacts as listed in the UKCRIC Science and Business Cases

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description UKCRIC-NBIF is one of a number of new facilities that are being developed to transform the way that research is done in the UK on infrastructure and cities. This new way of collaborating, rather than competing, amongst institutions is a work in progress, but the ideas are being embraced by local and national government, and industry, as new research programmes are being formulated. It has also spawned collaboration between universities on doctoral education programmes.
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Construction,Education,Energy,Environment,Transport
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Advisory Panel Member for the Geospatial Commission's National Utilities Asset register
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The National Utilities Asset Register is being developed for the UK to make access to statutory utility records easier and thus improve Bothe efficiency and safety of utility street works. Review of utility damage statistics contribute to the benchmarking of the new system.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/news/map-of-underground-pipes-and-cables-designed-to-save-lives-and-pr...
 
Description C Rogers. Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology on the meaning and delivery of Smart Cities to guide national Government policy. 10 Feb 2021
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Committee Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers ASCE 38 utility standard
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description International Advisory Board for Hong Kong's Competency Standard for Utility Detection
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The new standards ensure that utility survey practitioners are competent in the use of Ground Penetrating Radar, Pipe and Cable Locators and Acoustic Sensors for the detection of buried pipes and cables in HK. Without evidence of the competency, practitioners cannot operate on public projects within HK.
URL https://www.polyu.edu.hk/lsgi/uusspec/en/publications
 
Description Joanne Leach gave evidence on urban diagnostics to the Institution of Civil Engineers Future Cities Workshop, 25 June 2018
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.ice.org.uk/what-is-civil-engineering/what-do-civil-engineers-do/future-cities
 
Description Steering Committee Member for PAS128 Revision
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description BeMo - Industry
Amount £57,000 (GBP)
Organisation BeMo Tunnelling GmbH 
Sector Private
Country Austria
Start 03/2021 
End 07/2021
 
Description Coordination Node for UKCRIC
Amount £1,165,613 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R017727/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 03/2021
 
Description Pervasive Sensing for Buried Pipes
Amount £7,290,965 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S016813/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 02/2024
 
Description UK National Quantum Technology Hub in Sensing and Timing
Amount £23,949,167 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T001046/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2019 
End 11/2024
 
Description UKCRIC PLEXUS
Amount £1,013,092 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R013535/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2019
 
Description C Rogers and D Hunt. University of Birmingham and United Utilities. 
Organisation United Utilities Group PLC
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Professor Chris Rogers, Dr Dexter Hunt and two Liveable Cities PhD research students met with two senior staff of United Utilities to discuss collaboration. The various methodologies created over the past ~18 years were discussed in the context of a large water company. University of Birmingham is contributing research, capacity and capabilities.
Collaborator Contribution United Utilities is contributing staff time, mentorship, access to data, access to case study sites, and training for the research students.
Impact The expected outputs are two PhD theses, an as yet unknown number of publications and conference presentations. The expected outcome is embedding research methodologies into company practice. This collaboration is multi-disciplinary, combining Civil Engineering and Governance.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Pipeline strain and satellite technology 
Organisation Telespazio Vega (IDEAS)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution A new grant application was submitted in collaboration with Telepazio UK Ltd to combine buried infrastructure monitoring with satellite imagery to assess if pipes might fail. Satellite imagery can be used to detect ground movement/settlement which can then be translated to strains on buried pipes and thus the impact on their condition.
Collaborator Contribution Telepazio are experts in satellite imagery especially using the Sentinel sensor. They want to exploit the expertise into a new area to provide information on the possible condition of buried pipes.
Impact + Grant application to Yorkshire Water's innovation fund
Start Year 2020
 
Description Tunnel Displacement Monitoring using fibre optics 
Organisation BeMo Tunnelling GmbH
Country Austria 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Research is ongoing to determine if optical fibres can be used to monitor tunnel displacements under construction and move away from the use of prisms and a total station. The experiments will use the National Buried Infrastructure Facility
Collaborator Contribution BeMo brings in their experience from using prisms and total stations during the construction for sprayed concrete lined tunnels and will compare the fundings from this work with what they normally get from the total station. Moreover, they will determine how the new data can be incorporated into the utilisation index calculation.
Impact new research
Start Year 2021
 
Description Chris Rogers. Webinar: Engineering the Liveable City - A Partnership with the Natural Environment 
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 webinar entitled "Engineering the Liveable City - A Partnership with the Natural Environment" on 5th October 2017 to an online audience of 50, some of whom contributed to a live Q&A Session, on behalf of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description C Bouch. 4th International Conference on Trees, People and the Built Environment. 3-4 Feb 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chris Bouch attended the 4th International Conference on Trees, People and the Built Environment on 3rd and 4th February 2021, and presented a paper entitled Creating Business Models for Green Infrastructure. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Pipebots and the Birmingham Urban Observatory grants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description C Rogers and D Hunt. Meeting with United Utilities. 26 January 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers, Dr Dexter Hunt and two Liveable Cities Research Students met with two senior staff of United Utilities on 26th January 2021 to discuss potential plans for collaboration. The various methodologies created over the past ~18 years were discussed in the context of a large water company. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC CORONA, S-RC, Pipebots, UKCRIC NBIF and the Birmingham Urban Observatory grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description C Rogers and J Leach. International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2019. Gothenburg, Sweden 
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 and Joanne Leach attended the International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2019 - Joining Forces for Change, 10-13 September 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden, and ran a 90-minute Workshop Session entitled "Towards the Establishment of a New Transdisciplinary Area of Scholarship in Infrastructure and Cities". This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, UKCRIC UO, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers and J Leach. UKCRIC: Living with COVID and Climate Change - impact on cities and infrastructure. 4 August 2020 
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 and Dr Joanne Leach attended a workshop entitled UKCRIC: Living with COVID and Climate Change - impact on cities and infrastructure on 4th August 2020 with ~30, mainly practitioners, in attendance. The various infrastructure and urban systems methodologies created over the past ~18 years were introduced in discussions relating to the workshop topic. The workshop formed the basis of a UKCRIC report available at www.ukcric.com/insights/rethinking-infrastructure-and-cities-for-a-covid-19-world-a-ukcric-prospectus. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description C Rogers et al hosted Dan Murray USEPA on 21 Nov 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Chris Rogers, Chris Bouch and Lis Shrimpton hosted Dan Murray of the US Environmental Protection Agency on 21st November 2019 and introduced the full suite of UKCRIC methodologies that might be applied to any system intervention, whether the introduction of Pipebots or otherwise
This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers et al. Meeting with Oxford U. 28 May 2019 
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, David Chapman, Nicole Metje, Nigel Cassidy and others met with three academics from Oxford University on 28th May 2019 and described the findings from Liveable Cities, UKCRIC (NBIF, CN, PLEXUS and CORONA), iBUILD, MTU, ATU, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, MTU, ATU, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. 16th International Trenchless Technology Research Colloquium. Florence, Italy, 27-28 Sept 2019 
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 Chris Rogers attended the 16th International Trenchless Technology Research Colloquium in Florence, Italy, 27th-28th September. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. 4th International Conference on Trees, People and the Built Environment. 3-4 Feb 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chris Rogers attended the 4th International Conference on Trees, People and the Built Environment on 3rd and 4th February 2021. He presented a paper entitled Interconnected Green Infrastructure Corridors - A Route to Car-Free Cities and attended an extended panel discussion on The Case for Change - How Trees can contribute to Resilient Cities for People and Place. These plenary sessions were attended by 650 delegates, the vast majority of which were practitioners. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF and the Birmingham Urban Observatory grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description C Rogers. BT Buried Infrastructure meeting. 21 Oct 2019 
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, along with colleagues from Pipebots, attended a meeting with four senior staff from BT on 21st October 2019, during which he presented findings from his buried infrastructure research portfolio.
This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, MTU, ATU, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. Birmingham City Council. 19 Aug 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers attended a meeting with a Senior Public Health practitioner and Councillor from Birmingham City Council on 19th August 2020 to discuss the engineering cities to improve the health and welbeing of people. The various infrastructure and urban systems methodologies created over the past ~18 years were presented and discussed. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF and the Birmingham Urban Observatory grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description C Rogers. Birmingham Energy Institute, City/WM REDI and Air Quality: action plan. 8th July 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers took part in a workshop entitled Birmingham Energy Institute, City/WM REDI and Air Quality: action plan discussion on 8th July 2020 in which he described to an audience of ~10 academics from different disciplines the various infrastructure and urban systems methodologies created over the past ~18 years. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF and the Birmingham Urban Observatory grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description C Rogers. Blue Green Infrastructure. 15 Feb 2021 
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 meeting on 15th February 2021 on Blue Green Infrastructure with approximately 30 participants consisting primarily of urban professionals, from many disciplinary backgrounds, and academics. The various infrastructure and urban systems methodologies created over the past ~18 years were described and are to feature in a Manual on Blue Green Infrastructure. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF and the Birmingham Urban Observatory grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description C Rogers. CIRIA workshops. Dec 2019 - Apr 2020 
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 sequence of four workshops organised by the Construction Industry Research & Information Association (CIRIA) between December 2019 and April 2020 to draft a practice guidance note (RP1090) entitled Improving Performance of Linear Assets through Green Infrastructure. He introduced the various infrastructure and urban systems methodologies created over the past ~18 years, as well as the findings from his work on green infrastructure.
This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF and Self-Repairing Cities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description C Rogers. Circular Economy. West Midlands Combined Authority. 19 Feb 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers attended a meeting on 19th February 2021 on waste-flows and the Circular Economy organised by the West Midlands Combined Authority with 30 urban practioners and academics. The various infrastructure and urban systems methodologies created over the past ~18 years, along with specific research findings on the urban metabolism, were described and discussed. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF and the Birmingham Urban Observatory grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description C Rogers. EPSRC and NIHR. 11 Jan and 8 Feb 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers attended two three-hour workshops (on 11th January and 8th February 2021) organised by EPSRC and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) attended by ~60 academics from a wide range of disciplines. The various infrastructure and urban systems methodologies created over the past ~18 years were described and featured in the workshop discussions. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF and the Birmingham Urban Observatory grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description C Rogers. EPSRC consultation for Engineering Healthier Cities. 16 September 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers took part as one of nine senior academics in an EPSRC consultation on the future research direction for Engineering Healthier Cities on 16th September 2020. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description C Rogers. East-West Rail Workshop. 1 Aug 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chris Rogers attended a UKCRIC East-West Rail Workshop on 1st August during which he disseminated the findings from his research portfolio with ~20 UKCRIC academic partners and ~10 railway practitioners. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. Health and wellbeing of people workshops. Jul, Oct, Nov 2020 
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 led a series of three workshops on 2nd July, 20th October and 11th November 2020 with ~50 city stakeholders representing a wide range of urban professionals who work on cities with an aspiration to improve the health and wellbeing of people. The various infrastructure and urban systems methodologies created over the past ~18 years were described and discussed. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF and the Birmingham Urban Observatory grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description C Rogers. ICSIC 2019. Cambridge 8 Jul 2019 
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 Chris Rogers attended the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction International Conference (ICSIC 2019) on 8th July 2019 in Cambridge, UK. He engaged in plenary discussions with ~100 delegates, mainly UK and international practitioners, on UKCRIC and the application of robotics for infrastructure engineering. This served as dissemination from UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC NBIF, iBUILD, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. Innovate UK - QT-Hub. Birmingham 1 Jul 2019 
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 Chris Rogers attended a visit by 2 staff of Innovate UK to discuss collaboration at the University of Birmingham Quantum Technologies Hub UK on 1st July 2019, at which he described his current research portfolio.
This served as dissemination from UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. Institution of Civil Engineers. UK to Net Zero. 15 Sep 2020 
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 took part in a half-day workshop hosted on 15th September 2020 by the Institution of Civil Engineers, and involving ~20 practitioners and academics, on the role of civil engineers in helping to move the UK to Net Zero. The various infrastructure and urban systems methodologies created over the past ~18 years were described and discussed. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description C Rogers. International No-Dig 2019 Conference. 30 Sep-2 Oct 2019. Florence, Italy. 2 presentations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chris Rogers attended the International No Dig 2019 Conference - the 37th International Conference on Trenchless Technologies, 30th September-2nd October 2019, Florence, Italy, and presented two papers.
This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. Interview for New Civil Engineer. 3 April 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers was interviewed by Joshua Stein for an article in response to the reported reduction in construction industry spend on research and development in the past year. The article appeared in New Civil Engineer on 3rd April 2020. New Civil Engineer is circulated to all 90,000 members of the Institution of Civil Engineers. This served as dissemination from UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description C Rogers. Issues being faced during the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on plans for Smart Cities. Dubai 15 July 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers took part in a live panel session entitled "Issues being faced during the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on plans for Smart Cities" broadcast in Dubai on 15th July 2020 in which he Dr Sabih Getea Khisaf (Head of Engineering Middle East and North Africa, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc.) were posed a series of questions by a local journalist and subsequently answered listener's questions. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description C Rogers. Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham City Councils. Sept - Nov 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers attended a series of meetings between September and November 2020 with representatives from Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham City Councils and urban professionals who work in these places on engineering cities to improve the health and welbeing of people. The various infrastructure and urban systems methodologies created over the past ~18 years were described and discussed. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF and the Birmingham Urban Observatory grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description C Rogers. NBIF meeting with MTC. 10 Apr 2019 Birmingham 
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 Chris Rogers and colleagues from NBIF attended a meeting with researchers from the MTC on 10th April 2019 in Birmingham to explore future collaboration
This served as dissemination from UKCRIC NBIF, UKCRIC CN and UKCRIC PLEXUS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. No-Dig 2019 Conference, Florence, Italy 
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 Chris Rogers attended the International No Dig 2019 Conference - the 37th International Conference on Trenchless Technologies, 30th September-2nd October 2019, Florence, Italy, and engaged in panel discussions at two sessions with ~60 practitioners and academics in attendance.
This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. PLEXUS stakeholder event, Birmingham. 3 Jul 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chris Rogers hosted the Annual PLEXUS Stakeholder Event on 3rd July 2019 in Birmingham, attended by academics from a range of universities and ~20 industry practitioners, during which he disseminated the findings from his infrastructure and cities research portfolio. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. Pipebots Industry Workshop. 12 Jul 2019 
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 Chris Rogers attended a Pipebots Industry Workshop on 12th July 2019 with ~25 water industry professionals and engaged in multiple workshop discussions on different aspects of his buried research portfolio. This served as dissemination from UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC NBIF, iBUILD, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. Pipebots Launch Event, London. 20 Nov 2019 
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 Chris Rogers attended Launch of the Pipebots programme grant on 20th November, during which he disseminated findings from his buried infrastructure research portfolio.
This served as dissemination from iBUILD, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC NBIF Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. Pre-recorded presentation and panel discussion for a session: "The Future of Cities: Green Buildings and Sustainable Infrastructure". 8 Feb 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chris Rogers provided a pre-recorded presentation and took part in a Panel discussion for a session entitled The Future of Cities: Green Buildings and Sustainable Infrastructure on 8th February 2021 at the Annual American Association for the Advancement of Science International Conference representing UKRI. The session was attended primarily by academics and scientists. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF and the Birmingham Urban Observatory grants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description C Rogers. Severn Trent Water 6 Mar 2020 
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 Chris Rogers met with the Bob Stear, the Chief Engineer of Severn Trent Water on 19th February 2020, during which he disseminated his findings from his UKCRIC and buried infrastructure research portfolio. This was followed up with a meeting with 5 University of Birmingham researchers and 5 Severn Trent Water engineers on 6th March 2020, where wider dissemination occurred.
This served as dissemination from UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC NBIF, ATU and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description C Rogers. Stratford on Avon climate and transport action groups. 19 January 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers and the Liveable Cities Research Group met with three representatives from Stratford on Avon climate and transport action groups on 19th January 2021 to discuss potential plans to reform the transport systems operating in the town. The various methodologies created over the past ~18 years were discussed in the context of a large town that serves as a tourist destination. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF and the Birmingham Urban Observatory grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description C Rogers. TRT World Roundtable. Net Zero: Car-Free Cities. 27-28 Feb 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Chris Rogers took part in a 30-minute TV debate as part of the TRT World Roundtable series focussing on Net Zero. The debate was hosted by David Frost and along with Chris Rogers (representing Liveable Cities and the University of Birmingham) the panel members were Christian Woolmar (journalist specialising on the History of Transport Policy), Danny Harris (Executive Director of Transport Alternatives, New York), and Ian Taylor (Director, Alliance of British Drivers) broadcast by TRT World (Sky Channel 516) on 27th and 28th February 2020. The episode is available on YouTube at the URL given. TRT World has a global audience of 260 million in 190 countries.
This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxE0UJ9cfjUD_FLJkxKaH5w/search?query=car-free
 
Description C Rogers. UKCRIC All Hands Meeting in Cambridge. 7th November 2019. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chris Rogers attended the UKCRIC All Hands Meeting in Cambridge on 7th November 2019. He disseminated the findings from his research portfolio during workshop discussions with ~30 UKCRIC academic partners. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, UKCRIC UO, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. UKCRIC All Hands Meeting in London. 3rd December 2019. 
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 attended the UKCRIC All Hands Meeting in London on 3rd December 2019. He disseminated the findings from his research portfolio during workshop discussions with ~30 UKCRIC academic partners.
This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. UKCRIC All Hands meeting, Birmingham UK. 31 Jul 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chris Rogers attended the UKCRIC All Hands Meeting in Birmingham on 31st July 2019. He disseminated the findings from his research portfolio during workshop discussions with ~30 UKCRIC academic partners. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, UKCRIC UO, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. UKCRIC All Hands meeting, Southampton UK. 3 Sep 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chris Rogers attended the UKCRIC All Hands Meeting in Southampton on 3rd September 2019. He disseminated the findings from his research portfolio during workshop discussions with ~30 UKCRIC academic partners. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, UKCRIC UO, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. UKCRIC CIM Launch 17 Jun 2019 Leeds 
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 attended the launch of the UKCRIC Centre for Infrastructure Materials on 17th June 2019 in Leeds, at which he delivered the UKCRIC presentation and took part in workshop sessions during which he communicated the thinking behind and the findings from Liveable Cities, UKCRIC (NBIF, CN, PLEXUS and CORONA), iBUILD, ATU, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots. The audience of 30 delegates consisted of urban practitioners and academics.
This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, ATU, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. UKCRIC International Advisory Board. 11-12 March 2020 
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 attended a sequence of teleconference calls with the UKCRIC International Advisory Board on 11th and 12th March 2020 during which he disseminated findings from his infrastructure and cities research portfolio. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description C Rogers. UKCRIC TRAINRig. Derby 19 Jun 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chris Rogers delivered the UKCRIC presentation at the launch of the UKCRIC TRAINRig, hosted by the University of Birmingham in Derby, on 19th June 2019 and took part in individual discussions during which he communicated the thinking behind and the findings from Liveable Cities, UKCRIC (NBIF, CN, PLEXUS and CORONA), iBUILD, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots. The audience of 30 delegates consisted primarily of urban practitioners. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. UKCRIC mtg with Director General of the Institution of Civil Engineers.18 Feb 2020. London 
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 attended a UKCRIC meeting with the Director General of the Institution of Civil Engineers and his senior colleagues on 18th February 2020 in London, during which he disseminated his findings from his UKCRIC research portfolio.
This served as dissemination from UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, UKCRIC UO and Pipebots
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. UoB Open Day. 28 Jun 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Chris Rogers attended an Open Day for prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students on campus at the University of Birmingham on 28th June 2019. He described his research portfolio to ~30 prospective students and parents. This served as dissemination from LC, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC UO, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. Water Engineering Professors Workshop. Leeds. 24 Jun 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chris Rogers attended the Water Engineering Professors Workshop in Leeds on 24th June 2019, and took part table and plenary discussions on water industry research needs, during which he communicated the thinking behind and the findings from Liveable Cities, UKCRIC (NBIF, CN, PLEXUS and CORONA), iBUILD, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots. The audience of 20 delegates consisted of academics. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description C Rogers. Workshop to establish EPSRC-funded Circular Economy Hub. 28-29 April 2020 
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 took part in a two-day workshop to establish the foundations for the EPSRC-funded Circular Economy Hub on 28th and 29th April 2020. He introduced to an audience of ~50 stakeholders, a mix of academics and practitioners from different disciplines, the various infrastructure and urban systems methodologies created over the past ~18 years, as well as the findings from his work on the urban metabolism. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UF, ULB, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF and the Birmingham Urban Observatory grants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Chris Rogers. A Civil Engineer's Modern Art in an Urban Landscape 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Chris Rogers presented the UKCRIC vision and the findings from Liveable Cities, iBUILD, Urban Futures, Urban Living Birmingham, CLI, UKCRIC-PLEXUS, UKCRIC-NBIF and the UKCRIC Coordination Node in a conference presentation entitled "A Civil Engineer's Modern Art in an Urban Landscape" at the Malvern Innovation Festival on 10th October. The audience of approximately 40 consisted of business people and members of the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Chris Rogers. Launch event of the UKCRIC National Distributed Water Infrastructure Facility on 11th October 2018 in Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chris Rogers attended the launch of the UKCRIC National Distributed Water Infrastructure Facility on 11th October 2018 in Sheffield and manned the UKCRIC display stand. The audience of around 3000 delegates consisted primarily of stakeholders and practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Chris Rogers. Presentation at Assessing the Underworld Final Event on 19th April 2018 in London 
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 findings from MTU, ATU, UKCRIC-PLEXUS, UKCRIC-NBIF and the UKCRIC vision to the Assessing the Underworld Final Event on 19th April 2018 in London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Chris Rogers. Presentation at workshop on Buried Infrastructure on 26th September 2018 in Birmingham 
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 UKCRIC vision and the findings from Liveable Cities, iBUILD, ATU, MTU, Self-Repairing Cities, UKCRIC-NBIF and the UKCRIC Coordination Node to a workshop on Buried Infrastructure on 26th September 2018 in Birmingham. The audience of 30 delegates consisted of academics (50%) and infrastructure stakeholders (50%).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Chris Rogers. Presentation to IKT (a German Infrastructure research organisation) on 10th August 2018 in Birmingham. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chris Rogers presented the UKCRIC vision and the findings from Liveable Cities, iBUILD, ATU, MTU, Self-Repairing Cities, UKCRIC-NBIF and the UKCRIC Coordination Node to a meeting with representatives from IKT (a German Infrastructure research organisation) on 10th August 2018 in Birmingham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Chris Rogers. Workshop on Buried Infrastructure on 9th July 2018 in Birmingham. 
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 UKCRIC vision and the findings from Liveable Cities, iBUILD, ATU, MTU, Self-Repairing Cities, UKCRIC-NBIF and the UKCRIC Coordination Node to a workshop on Buried Infrastructure on 9th July 2018 in Birmingham. The audience of 20 delegates consisted of academics (50%) and infrastructure stakeholders (50%).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Clark Lecture 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chris Rogers hosted the Clark Lecture and half-day workshops and meetings with Professor Phil Blythe (Chief Scientific Advisor to the DfT) on 11th June 2019. Detailed discussions on the UoB research included the findings from Liveable Cities, UKCRIC (NBIF, CN, PLEXUS and CORONA), iBUILD, MTU, ATU, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots. This was also displayed in the 90 minutes before, and after, the evening lecture to the 120 attendees, consisting on a mixture of academics from a wide range of disciplines, industrialists and lay people. This served as dissemination from LC, iBUILD, UKCRIC CN, UKCRIC PLEXUS, UKCRIC CORONA, UKCRIC NBIF, UKCRIC UO, MTU, ATU, Self-Repairing Cities and Pipebots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Institute of Physics - Public Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On the 2nd February 2021, I gave a public presentation with the title 'Revealing the Unseen - Potential of Quantum Technology Gravity Sensors - A Civil Engineer's Perspective. It sparked several questions about the usability of the QT instruments in a number of different applications from civil engineering to archaeology. The presentation lasted 45 minutes with Q&A after.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://events.iop.org/revealing-unseen-potential-quantum-technology-gravity-sensors-civil-engineers...
 
Description Institution of Occupational Safety and Health - presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation on utility strikes and the findings from the research was presented to industry to make them aware what causes utility strikes and highlight what measures could be taken to avoid it. It also covered operator's training. Tow presentations were given on two separate occasions in January and February 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://iosh.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYldeutrjojGtc3oPMByxZL5zT-KxJ-NcIN/success?user_id=XjVNOQilS...
 
Description Keynote at SUBSURFACE ASSET MANAGEMENT & SURVEYING 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A keynote was given at the SUBSURFACE ASSET MANAGEMENT & SURVEYING 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to over 100 survey practitioners, policy makers and academics. The focus of the presentation was utility standards around the world, highlighting differences and similarities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Rogers, Chapman, Cassidy, Jefferson, Metje. Meeting with Streetworks UK and HAUC UK. 14 January 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professors Rogers, Chapman, Cassidy, Jefferson and Metje from UKCRIC NBIF met with Clive Bairsto, Chair of Streetworks UK (which has ~100 members) and HAUC UK, on 14th January 2021 to share each organisation's visions, aims and objectives and discuss the potential for collaboration.
This served as dissemination from LC, MTU, ATU, iBUILD, UF, UKCRIC CN, S-RC, Pipebots, and UKCRIC NBIF.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Seminar Presentation at the College of Surveying, Tongji University, Shanghai, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A research presentation was given to 15 postgraduate students as part of a seminar series by Prof David Chapman at the College of Surveying, Tongji University, Shanghai, China in November 2018 covering the latest research on Mapping and Assessing the Underworld, FINDIT, Smart Pipes, the National Buried Infrastructure Facility and gravity surveying all aimed at using sensing technologies to locate and assess the condition of our buried utility assets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit by Eddie Hughes MP for Walsall 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Eddie Hughes was briefed about the impact of better ground investigations and what is needed to achieve this.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Webinar to Oxford University by Professor David Chapman 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A 1 hour research talk of ongoing research in the area of buried infrastructure and soil-structure interaction was presented by Professor David Chapman including an update on the construction of the National Buried Infrastructure Facility together with its potential use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020