Conference Outputs

Presentations

NB:  Any of the keynote presentations that are not present are not suitable for publication so we are not able to publish these.  We are still waiting to receive a small number of contributed speaker presentations and will upload these as soon as we receive these.

Keynote Address Presentations (in chronological order)

Introduction and Welcome – Professor Nick Tyler

Opening address: UKCRIC: a transformational global opportunity for collaboration on infrastructure research – Professor Brian Collins

The role of smart infrastructure and construction for next generation cities – Professor Lord Robert Mair

The Next Generation must be Net-Positive – Professor Cynthia Mitchell

Smart City: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Professor Pascal Perez

Active Mobility and Smart Infrastructure: Can they Co-Exist? – Professor Robert Cervero

UKCRIC research facilities: an overview and update – Professor David Richards

The role of the NIC and how it is affecting the infrastructure policy landscape, in the UK and globally  – Sir John Armitt

Moving from BIM to a Digital Economy in infrastructure and city programmes – Dr Mark Bew

Lessons from the shop floor: Delivering better and more infrastructure – Isabel Dedring

The challenge of responsive infrastructure provision – Cees Brandsen

Experience of transport strategy and programme execution in a rapidly growing city – Dr David Warburton

UK Research and Innovation and Next Generation Infrastructure – Sir Mark Walport

Land use, worker heterogeneity and welfare benefits of public goods – Professor Coen Tuelings

Infrastructure research and the UK funding landscape – Professor Philip Nelson

Digital underpinnings for smart cities: challenges and opportunities – Professor Nick Jennings

Delivering the ‘modelled world’ of infrastructure – Professor Jim Hall

UKCRIC: joining the dots in infrastructure and cities research – Professor William Powrie

 

Contributed Speaker Presentations (in alphabetical order of surname of presenter)

Professor Abir Al-Tabbaa – Next Generation Infrastructure: Smart Biomimetic Construction Materials

Professor Stuart Barr NISMOD-DB++: A next generation spatiotemporal database framework for infrastructure systems analytics and modelling

Professor Sarah BellEngineering Comes Home: co-designing nexus infrastructure from the bottom-up

Chris Bouch – A Systems Thinking Approach to the Development of Alternative Infrastructure Business Models  

Professor John Bryson Slow Spots and Not Spots:  Alternative Business Models and Access to Broadband in Rural Areas

Francesco Castellani_ Analysis of Electricity Network Risks from Daily Maxima Wind Gusts using a high-resolution Climate Model

Marianna Cavada The role of infrastructure in Smart cities

Deryck Chan Designing urban deep basements in South East England for future ground movement: Progress and opportunities for experimental simulation of long-term heave

Professor Barry Clarke A decision support system for proactively managing subsurface utilities

Dr Tom Dolan A Systemic, Purposeful, Performance-led and outcome oriented approach to Infrastructure Need Assessment

Dr Peter Dudley Prosperity in a Rocking Boat

Dr Sarah Dunn A Storm Cometh: Can we better protect infrastructure from the impacts of approaching storms using rational assessment frameworks?

Dr Darren Grafius  Ecological interdependencies of infrastructure projects

Michael Goodfellow Smith  How Entrepreneurial Economic Theory Will Shape Infrastructure Investment

Professor Susan Gourvenec Next generation offshore infrastructure

Andrew Hale Intelligent Brokerage in the UK Water Sector: A collaborative approach to supply chain innovation

Professor Julien Harou Many objective cost benefit analysis through stakeholder co-production

Dr Matt Ives Mapping out the landscape of long-term national infrastructure demands for the U.K.’s National Infrastructure Assessment

Professor Paul Jeffrey Stick or twist ? The transformative opportunities offered by infrastructure degradation

Nikolaos Kalyviotis Next Generation Infrastructure Interdependencies: An economic deterministic model of transport interdependencies in the United Kingdom

Nikolaos Kalyviotis The individual as the key-stakeholder of Next Generation Infrastructure projects: Defining the social value of transport infrastructure in the United Kingdom

Dr Corina Kwami Governance tools for adaptive infrastructure: lessons from Medellin, Colombia

Dr Susan Lee A Conceptual City Systems Model Framework for Stakeholders to Assess their Energy Needs and their Future Management of the Next Generation Infrastructure

Dr Milan Lovric Designing a road traffic model for the cross-sectoral analysis of future national infrastructure

Professor Gordon Masterton / Thomas Findley – Measuring Infrastructure Performance – a new Approach based on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Dr Ricardo Peculis Infrastructure System of Systems Integrity

Dr Ricardo Peculis Coping with Social Complexity of Infrastructure Projects

Professor Pascal Perez Quiet streets clean air

Maria Pregnolato A Next Generation of CAT (NG-CAT) models

Dr Andrew QuinnPlanning pathways to climate-ready mobility infrastructure

Dr Fariba RamezaniImpact of Next Generation Infrastructure on Australian Cities

Dr Keiron Roberts  Solid Waste Infrastructure Modelling Software (SWIMS); determining future waste arisings and waste treatment infrastructure needs within a system of systems model to act as a decision support tool

Professor Chris Rogers Assessing the Underworld – Understanding the Context for Engineering the Next Generation Infrastructure

Tom Russell  Challenges in SpaceTime – Coupling Models of Next Generation Infrastructure

Tom Russell System-Of-Systems Infrastructure Modelling To Support National Sustainable Development Outcomes

Dr Heather Smith Realising the circular economy in wastewater infrastructure – the role of governance

Yang Song Financing supply chain resilient infrastructures via resilience bond 

Professor Colin Taylor Learning frameworks for infrastructure provision

David Traub-Werner A Distributed Ledger Model for City Services

Joe Urwin Moving Towards a Resilient Multi-Modal Transport Network: Great Britain’s Case Study

Dr Will Usher Next Generation Infrastructure Modelling for Next Generation Infrastructure Decision Support

Paul van Baal Not if, but when? Simulating the impact of timing the nuclear phase-out in Switzerland

 

Audio Recordings

(Please note that unfortunately, many of the questions asked by the audience are not easily audible on these recordings – apologies for the inconvenience but hopefully the answers will still be useful)

Monday Morning Audio Recording (25MB MP3)

Introduction and Welcome
Professor Nick Tyler CBE FREng, UCL

Opening address: UKCRIC: a transformational global opportunity for collaboration on infrastructure research
Professor Brian Collins CB, FREng, Convenor of UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC), UCL, UK

ICE’s role in engineering a digital future
Professor Tim Broyd FREng, Professor of Built Environment Foresight and President of the Institution of Civil Engineers , UK

 

Panel session: Delivery of infrastructure systems and services (24MB MP3)

Professor Jim Hall FRENg, University of Oxford and UKCRIC (Chair), UK

Professor Chris Barrett, Virginia Tech, USA

Professor Pascal Perez, University of Wollongong, Australia

Professor Wijnand Veeneman, Next Generation Infrastructures, TU Delft, Netherlands

Dr David Warburton, Auckland Transport, New Zealand

 

The role of smart infrastructure and construction for next generation cities (20MB MP3)
Professor Lord Robert Mair CBE FREng FICE FRS, Sir Kirby Laing Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK 

 

Panel Session: Systems thinking to transform infrastructure services (28MB MP3)

Professor Colin Taylor CEng FICE, University of Bristol and UKCRIC (Chair), UK

Professor John Beckford, UCL and UKCRIC, UK

Professor Cynthia Mitchell, UTS, Sydney, Australia

Anne O’Neil, Systems Engineering Strategist and Catalyst, USA

Dr Ajith Parlikad, University of Cambridge, UK

 

Final Monday Session Audio Recording (59MB MP3)

The Next Generation must be Net-Positive
Professor Cynthia Mitchell, Deputy Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, Sydney, Australia

Smart City: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Professor Pascal Perez, Director, SMART Infrastructure Facility, University of Wollongong, Australia

Active Mobility and Smart Infrastructure: Can they Co-Exist?
Professor Robert Cervero, Director of the University of California Transportation Center (UCTC), USA

UKCRIC research facilities: an overview and update
Professor David Richards, University of Southampton and UKCRIC, UK

 

The role of the NIC and how it is affecting the infrastructure policy landscape, in the UK and globally (20MB MP3)
Sir John Armitt CBE FREng FICE, Deputy Chairman National Infrastructure Commission, UK

 

Panel session: Governance of infrastructure systems and services (49MB MP3)

Professor Brian Collins, UCL and UKCRIC (Chair), UK

Sir John Armitt CBE FREng FICE, National Infrastructure Commission, UK

Cees Brandsen, Rijkswaterstaat, The Netherlands

Hon. Wayne Swan MP, Former Treasurer and Deputy Prime Minister of Australia; Member of the Australian House of Representatives, Australia

 

Mark Bew and Isabel Dedring (61MB MP3)

Moving from BIM to a Digital Economy in infrastructure and city programmes
Dr Mark Bew MBE, Chairman at PCSG, Chairman at BIM Task Group

Lessons from the shop floor: Delivering better and more infrastructure
Isabel Dedring, Global Transport Leader, Arup

 

Cees Brandsen and David Warburton (62MB MP3)

The challenge of responsive infrastructure provision
Cees Brandsen, Managing Director, Rijkswaterstaat, The Netherlands

Experience of transport strategy and programme execution in a rapidly growing city
Dr David Warburton, Chief Executive, Auckland Transport, New Zealand

 

Panel session: Cities and Urban Systems and Sir Mark Walport (85MB MP3)

Professor Chris Rogers, University of Birmingham and UKCRIC (Chair), UK

Julie Alexander, Siemens, UK

Professor Robert Cervero, University of California Transportation Center (UCTC), USA

Keith Clark CBE, Tidal Lagoon Power, UK

Terry Hill CBE FREng, Arup, UK

Jeremy Skinner, Greater London Authority, UK

UK Research and Innovation and Next Generation Infrastructure
Sir Mark Walport FRS FMedSci, Government Chief Scientific Advisor, UK

 

Land use, worker heterogeneity and welfare benefits of public goods (37MB MP3)
Professor Coen Teulings, Montague-Burton Professor of Labour Economics, University of Cambridge, UK

 

Infrastructure research and the UK funding landscape (35MB MP3)
Professor Philip Nelson, Chief Executive, EPSRC and Chair, Research Councils UK Strategic Executive, UK

 

Panel session: Funding and Finance for Infrastructure (29MB MP3)

Professor Phil Purnell, University of Leeds and UKCRIC, UK (Chair)

Tom Bousfield, National Infrastructure Commission, UK

Professor Philip Nelson, EPSRC, UK

Ann Pettifor, PRIME

 

Digital underpinnings for smart cities: challenges and opportunities (37MB MP3)
Professor Nick Jennings, Vice Provost (Research), Imperial College London, UK

 

Panel session: Digital Transformation (56MB MP3)

Dr. Jennifer Schooling, University of Cambridge and UKCRIC, UK (Chair)

Dr Mark Bew MBE, UK BIM Task Group

Mark Enzer, Mott MacDonald, UK

Dr Rick Robinson, Amey, UK

Dr Stephen Lorimer, Greater London Authority, UK

 

Panel session: Future Research and Innovation Agendas for Next Generation Infrastructure Systems (42MB MP3)

Professor Gordon Masterton FREng OBE, University of Edinburgh (Chair)

Roger Bailey, Thames Tideway, UK

Clare Wildfire, Mott MacDonald, UK

Professor William Powrie, University of Southampton and UKCRIC, UK

 

Closing Sessions – Jim Hall and William Powrie (50MB MP3)

Delivering the ‘modelled world’ of infrastructure
Professor Jim Hall FREng, Director, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford and UKCRIC, UK

UKCRIC: joining the dots in infrastructure and cities research
Professor William Powrie, Dean of the Faculty and Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton and UKCRIC, UK