Strainstall are pleased to be working with CIRIA, the Construction Industry Research and Information Association, as a key sponsor of their upcoming hidden bridge defect roadshow.

With four events planned, the roadshow will showcase the Association’s new publication, ‘Hidden defects in bridges - guidance on detection and management’.

Strainstall has contributed to the guidance, which will be available from early June. It draws on the expertise of leading industry figures, asset owners and operators to offer comprehensive guidance on methods to identify, investigate and manage many known hidden defects, with testing and monitoring having a key role in many situations.

The first event is to be held 1 June 2017 at Bristol Museum’s M-Shed, closely followed by an event in the Midlands on July 4. For more details on either of these events, visit the CIRIA roadshow homepage. Further events are planned in London and Scotland in the autumn.

Each event will provide an overview of this critical good practice guidance, and how it can be used to mitigate the risk of hidden defects which lead to bridge failure, as well as showcase a number of UK and international studies.

The roadshow is open to professionals involved in bridge engineering, inspection and management and will provide an excellent opportunity to network and meet senior industry figures.

Matthew Anderson, Technical Authority at Strainstall, said;

“Testing and monitoring has a key role in the management of many bridge defects; helping to quantify potential problems, facilitate pre-emptive repair work and ultimately increase operational lifespans.

“Emerging technologies are providing huge opportunities for smarter collection and analysis of data, providing much better information about asset condition. For these reasons we’re pleased to be able to sponsor the roadshow, share our expertise and take the opportunity to discuss ideas and innovations from across the bridge engineering community.”

To register your interest for one of the four events please visit the CIRIA’s website.