Structural rehabilitation conference
Date & Time

8 December 2022
09:30 - 17:00 GMT


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In-person from £219 + VAT
Online from £175 + VAT
Student from £39 + VAT

Structural rehabilitation conference

Date published
Date & Time

8 December 2022
09:30 - 17:00 GMT


IStructE HQ and online
View on Google Maps


In-person from £219 + VAT
Online from £175 + VAT
Student from £39 + VAT

Early booking discount

Available until 24 November

Discover the latest advances in the inspection, maintenance and strengthening of bridges and other infrastructure.

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Ensuring ageing transport infrastructure is maintained safely is a complex challenge and needs advanced structural engineering expertise. The implications of an asset needing repair or replacement are vast and wide-reaching.

Sessions will focus on best practice in assessment, diagnostics, monitoring and strengthening to extend the life of existing infrastructure. Topics will be explored through a mix of case studies, technical presentations and group discussion.

The programme features presentations on:

  • Inspection of tunnels using high resolution photography and lasers
  • Using digital technology and machine learning to redefine inspections
  • Structural reliability and probability-based assessment
  • Sophisticated structural analysis methods to maximise retention of existing railway gantries
  • Managing Cast Iron Assets - innovative and alternative solutions 
  • Case studies: rehabilitation of post-tensioned box girder bridges

The conference will take place as a hybrid event. Delegates can register to attend in-person at the Institution’s London headquarters or online and enjoy the same opportunities for networking and interaction.
View the full conference programme

Who should attend?

  • Practicing structural engineers primarily working on bridges and infrastructure projects
  • Asset and estate managers
  • Contractors and consultants

Networking and interactivity

Join us on online on our cutting edge hybrid conference platform for an interactive, exciting e-experience. Integrated with Zoom, the platform enables:

  • ​Online Q&A and chat for every session

  • Dedicated face-to-face networking sessions: take your seat at an online "table", discuss the presentations, network and meet your peers

  • ​Access to all content for both in-person and online attendees once the conference is over: all presentations are recorded and available on-demand for 3 months


Member: £219 + VAT 
Standard: £339 + VAT 
Student: £49 + VAT

Member: £175 + VAT 
Standard: £275 + VAT
Student: £39 + VAT

Group booking discounts available

Discounts are available for group bookings. For more information, please contact [email protected]

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Mungo Stacy - Conference chair Head of Profession, Civil and Bridge Engineering, WSP

In his role, Mungo chairs the discipline technical leadership group, leading initiatives for Net Zero, digital engineering, knowledge management and innovation at WSP. He was selected through international competition to lead project teams delivering updates to the second-generation Eurocodes including incorporation of requirements for assessment of existing structures. His project portfolio includes development of offsite bridge components; design leadership of multi-disciplinary projects such as HS2; and strategic advice to clients. He acted as the client’s structures engineer to oversee refurbishment of structures on the £1.5bn Manchester Metrolink extensions programme.

Lila Tachtsi - Keynote speaker

Director of Asset Management, National Highways

Lila is responsible for developing and implementing National Highways' asset management approach. She has more than 25 years in all aspects of transport asset management, from developing and implementing national policy to developing skills and capability in organisations. Lila is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Chair of the PIARC UK National Committee and Executive Board member of the Conference of European Directors for Roads.

Joanna Bonnett Vice President (Technical Oversight), COWI

In her current role at COWI, Joanna drives technical quality and development across projects and disciplines through technical communities, and oversees the integration of digitalisation and sustainability. Joanna has led and managed many technically demanding designs, check and assessments of bridge projects. She has a particular focus on efficiently extending the life of existing assets. Key projects have included strategically important existing structures across the UK, and she has authored and co-authored a number of technical papers, focusing on the challenges and opportunities posed by working on existing bridges. Joanna is a Chartered Structural Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (CEng FICE MIStructE).

Julia Bush Senior Research Scientist, Mind Foundry

Julia has a mixed background in mathematics, structural engineering, and computer science. She has worked with major organisations including Buro Happold, Network Rail, WSP and National Highways, and is currently pursuing a DPhil at the University of Oxford alongside her role at Mind Foundry. Her current interests are focused on placing the latest technological and digital solutions, in particular Computer Vision and Machine Learning, at the fingertips of bridge inspectors and engineers

Colin Caprani Associate Professor, Monash University

Colin is an Associate Professor with Monash University; Chair of the Australia Regional Group; and a Researcher in bridge safety assessment, including traffic loading, dynamics, monitoring, and reliability. He is the author of many papers and key books on the subjects.

Thomas Eckhart

Associate, Buro Happold

Tom has 10 years of experience in the design of a wide range of bridges and civil structures, both in the UK and overseas. In particular, he has working knowledge of the detailed design of steel and composite structures as well as the design of moveable bridges. He also has extensive experience in the inspection, assessment and strengthening of existing structures, including in those in the highway and rail environment.

Rufus Foster Senior Bridge Engineer, Mott MacDonald

Rufus Foster has 10 years’ experience in the design and assessment of highway, railway and pedestrian bridges. He has worked on a variety of international and UK based designs including the signature Network Arch bridge of the Ordsall Chord. Most recently he has led the design for stabilisation of Hammersmith Bridge, a heritage chain suspension structure with critical defects.

Edward Fraser Senior Engineer - Bridges (ABAM), Ramboll

Edward is a Chartered Bridge Engineer in Ramboll’s Advanced Bridge Asset Management team where he has gained experience in the investigation, design, assessment, and construction of a range of structures.

Fahed Maida Director, Beta Design Consultants

Fahed Maida has 22 years design experience on infrastructure and building projects in the UK and overseas. Projects he has worked on include ICI Facilities Upgrade (UK), BP Asset Refurbishment (UK, Egypt, Azerbaijan), and numerous infrastructure/energy refurbishment projects in the UK.

Akram Malik Group Director - Structures, Tony Gee and Partners

Akram is a chartered civil and structural engineer with 30 years in the design management and construction of bridges. He has extensive experience of concept, preliminary and final design of highway, railway and building structures. His experience covers most bridge structural forms with an emphasis on prestressed concrete balanced cantilever bridges, precast segmental bridges and incrementally launched bridges.

Chris Mundell Chief Bridge Engineer, Atkins

Chris Mundell is Chief Bridge Engineer within Atkins’ Transportation business. He has spent most of his career involved with asset management of bridge structures, including iconic suspension bridges such as the Forth Road, Humber and M48 Severn Bridges, and has more lately been involved with National Highways looking at new technologies to non-intrusively determine structural condition.

Tony Parasram Director, Free4m Consulting

Tony has over 25 years consultancy experience, serving clients in the public, private and developer sectors. A director of Free4m Consulting, Free4m International and Free4m Lighting, Tony brings a unique perspective - blending structural engineering, civil engineering and asset management. A fellow of both the Institution of Civil Engineering and Institution of Structural Engineers, Tony sits on the Structural Futures Committee, is an interviewer for the IStructE professional exam and a regular presenter at IStructE and ICE CPD events.

Ash Parmar

Inspection Review Engineer, London Underground TFL

Ash Parmar has over 30 years of experience in management, maintenance and inspection of railway structures in London Underground TFL. In this time, he has initiated a number of innovative methods in management and inspection of railway structures in the London underground including the use of automated laser surveys which are currently employed in automatic inspection of subsurface and deep tube tunnels.

Andrew Parris Director - Bridges (ABAM), Ramboll

Andrew Parris is a Ramboll Director leading the Advanced Bridge Asset Management (ABAM) team. Andrew has nearly 40 years’ experience on the design, assessment and construction of a variety of road and rail bridges.

Dr Roozbeh Shirandami Lead Engineer Railway Structures, London Underground TFL

Roozbeh has over 30 years’ experience in Civil engineering in both green and brown field assets in transport and energy sectors. These include significant new build assets such as Battersea Station as well as managing life extension of existing assets such King’s Scholars Pond Sewage rehabilitation and Fulham bridge strengthening. He is currently the asset lead for all Bridges and Structures asset portfolio in London Underground.

Santosh Singh Principal Advisor - Structures Delivery / Asset Management, Highways England

Santosh is a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer with over 23 years of extensive experience in consultancy and client organisations, managing and delivering multidisciplinary transport infrastructure projects. He has an in-depth experience in asset management, engineering leadership, delivering, and sponsoring projects from business planning stage to commissioning. Santosh is a Fellow of The Institution of Civil Engineers, Member of The Institution of Structural Engineers, and Chair of the Concrete Bridge Development Group.

Graham Slade Technical Director, WSP

With over 30 years’ of working in consultancy, Graham has gained wide experience in the feasibility, design, construction and assessment of highway and railway structures. He has a particular interest in historic structures, and was responsible for delivery of design work in the rehabilitation of Paddington Station Span 4 roof. He is responsible for technical leadership of WSP’s multi-million pound framework for delivery of Network Rail structural assessments.

Frédéric Turlier Technical Director, VSL Systems (UK) Ltd

Frédéric Turlier is a Chartered Civil Engineer with twenty-seven years’ experience in the design and construction of complex structures, particularly bridges. As Consultant as well as Specialist Contractor he has participated in several large projects in different regions of the world. Frederic has a recognized expertise in the strengthening and repair of structures with innovative solutions, complex methods and temporary works. He also has extensive experience in post-tensioned concrete and cable-stayed bridges.


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