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New uses of aerial surveys to solve engineering challenges, Coventry

  • Lecture
  • Coventry
  • 13 November 2019
  • 18:30 - 19:30
New uses of aerial surveys to solve engineering challenges, Coventry

About this event

ICE Coventry and Warwickshire branch would like to invite you to attend their evening seminar at Coventry University discussing the new uses of aerial surveys and describing how Atkins have worked with Severn Trent Water to use Aerial Survey to assist in the inspection and management of their structure’s assets. This talk will also cover how LiDAR data captured by aerial survey was used to solve Network Rail’s key engineering challenges.

The first part of the talk will cover how LiDAR data captured by aerial survey was used to help solve some of Network Rail’s key engineering challenges:

  • Detecting indications of unstable ground which can lead to potential earthwork failures
  • Detecting vegetation that is encroaching on the rail tracks that needs to be managed

This first part will describe how two proof-of-concept innovative tools were developed, and how data can be run through the tools to provide outputs that can be used to gain safety, cost and performance benefits.

The second part will provide a different take on the use of aerial survey data. The presentation will describe how Atkins have worked with Severn Trent Water to use Aerial Survey to assist in the inspection and management of their structure’s assets (focusing on two large Viaducts in the Peak district) to minimise cost, time and provide health and safety benefits. It will highlight analysis techniques which can be used on the video and photo outputs in order to visualise the inspection data.

Speakers

Fatema Walji

Fatema Walji

Fatema graduated from the University of Birmingham with a Master of Engineering (MEng) in Civil Engineering. She then joined Atkins as a graduate, developing her skills in Project Management, AutoCAD and Strategic Planning / Advice. She is now an Assistant Engineer working in the Digital Asset Management practice within the Transportation business at Atkins, providing advice to highways and rail clients on how best to manage their assets. She is also working towards a CEng status with the ICE.

Declan Creamer

Declan Creamer

Declan is an experienced Assistant Engineer who has worked on a number of projects within the transportation sector; these range from asset evaluation, to hazard identification and maintenance optimisation. He graduated with a Master of Engineering (MEng) focused on Structures from Queen's University Belfast. Declan’s areas of interest include: Developing RFID technology for Structures Assets, creating with supplier innovative solutions (RFID UAS module) for field testing and proving the concept, inspection of structures, capacity assessment of structures, creating asset management plans and building Structures Asset Management systems.

Event venue

Coventry University
Sir John Laing Building, Ground floor, JLG20
Much Park Street
Coventry
Coventry CV1 2LT
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Magda Baldwin

e: [email protected]

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