Bridge data – what do we collect and how do we use it?

John Bennetts, Paul Vardanega*, Colin Taylor, Stephen Denton

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The organisations responsible for managing bridge assets in the United Kingdom collect large quantities of data on their bridges. A primary aspiration in the collection of asset data is that it can be processed into useful information that can inform decisions about future management of structures and enhance industry best practice. To enable this, bridge managers must take care to specify appropriate parameters to be recorded, in conjunction with a practical recording interval. In addition, the design of data collection and recording processes is key to ensuring that the data obtained can be transformed into useable information. This study draws on perspectives from a series of interviews with key agents involved in the management of bridges in the United Kingdom. The paper explores the nature of the data that is collected, and how this data is currently used.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransforming the Future of Infrastructure through Smarter Information
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction, 27-29 June 2016
EditorsR J Mair, K Soga, Y Jin, A K Parlikad, J M Schooling
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherThomas Telford (ICE Publishing)
Pages531-536
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780727761279
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2016
Event2016 International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction, ICSIC 2016 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Jun 201629 Jun 2016

Conference

Conference2016 International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction, ICSIC 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period27/06/1629/06/16

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