• 2 December 2020

Amrit Ghose joins expert panel at CIRIA conference

Amrit Ghose, National Framework Director for Waterman Infrastructure & Environment, will be speaking at the Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) conference, ‘The new age of construction: technology as an enabler’, on Wednesday 9 December*.

The one-day conference will examine how advancements in technology are boosting productivity, streamlining construction processes, generating data to inform strategic decisions and supporting whole-life performance, in addition to how they compare across multiple asset types and new, existing or legacy assets.

Amrit will be joining three other guest speakers to discuss hidden defects in bridges as part of the ‘How are technology and processes enabling whole-life asset performance?’ discussion in Part II. This will showcase the best practice for assessing the risks from hidden defects, adopting emergent technologies which assist in their management and implementing structural repairs which can prevent the formation / mitigate against their impact. He will also illustrate how AI and visual technology that Waterman’s parent CTI Engineering has developed for highway condition surveys can be applied to structural inspections including hidden defects.

Amrit will then go on to join six expert panellists as they debate ‘The path to whole-life performance’, which will be moderated by Dr Jennifer Schooling, Director for the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction.

With over 25 years’ experience of highway & bridge engineering and asset management, Amrit plays a leading role in driving the growth of Waterman’s public sector business. Major framework appointments in 2020 have included Birmingham City Council, Procure Partnerships, North Lincolnshire, Kent County Council and the London Borough of Bexley. Amrit was also Project Director for the team that produced the CIRIA Guide on Hidden Defects in Bridges.

For further information on the conference, please visit CIRIA’s event page here.

*Due to unforeseen circumstances, CIRIA have postponed the conference until early 2021. 

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