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Read more at: Research Profile - Staffordshire Bridges – long-term performance monitoring using fibre optic sensors

Research Profile - Staffordshire Bridges – long-term performance monitoring using fibre optic sensors

25 January 2021

A major rail upgrade programme to remove a bottleneck on the West Coast Main Line saw collaboration between Atkins, Laing O’Rourke, Volker Rail and Network Rail. The Stafford Area Improvement Programme included construction of a number of new bridges designed by Atkins using Building Information Modelling (BIM) from the...

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Dr Farhad Huseynov

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Dr Zahra Sadeghi

I have a MSc and a PhD in Geomatics Engineering-Remote Sensing. I have been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Leeds since July 2019 and working with CDBB from Feb 2020. My research background is in monitoring crustal deformation and mainly land subsidence using a SAR satellite imagery technique known as InSAR

CDBB projects involved with

Application of Satellite Technology in Infrastructure Monitoring

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Nicola Moretti

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Aerial Swarm Robotics for Active Inspection of Bridges

Bridge collapses are expensive and often tragic events that need to be avoided by detecting faults early. This project aims to create a coordinated aerial swarm system to inspect the cracks in bridge structures, improving the monitoring coverage and efficiency.

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Read more at: Open ML Training Data For Visual Tagging Of Construction-specific Objects (ConTag)

Open ML Training Data For Visual Tagging Of Construction-specific Objects (ConTag)

ML technology has enabled a revolutionary leap in many digital economies generating growth in activity and business mainly for the ITC sector. Part of the growth is generated through sharing of IP, knowledge, tools and datasets. We want to adopt this approach for the digital construction sector...

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Read more at: Staffordshire Bridges - Long Term Performance Monitoring using Fibre-Optic Sensors

Staffordshire Bridges - Long Term Performance Monitoring using Fibre-Optic Sensors

The Stafford Area Improvement Programme was a joint venture by Atkins, Laing O’Rourke, Volker Rail and Network Rail to remove a bottleneck in the West Coast Main Line that resulted in high- speed trains being impeded by slower local passenger services or by goods trains. To alleviate this...

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Read more at: Building Interactive Smart Acoustics into Buildings and Clothing

Building Interactive Smart Acoustics into Buildings and Clothing

Can people who use hearing aids experience the detailed soundscapes of the buildings they are in? This project aimed to build multiple microphone sensors and ways to interrogate the acoustic environment into wearable technologies for hearing-impaired users. These would make the built environment...

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Paul Fidler

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Paul joined the Department of Engineering in 1995, initially to work on the development of a yield-line analysis program for concrete bridges. In recent years, Paul's research has been on using new sensing technologies such as wireless sensors or fibre-optic strain measurements for civil infrastucture assets.

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Dr Didem Gurdur Broo

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