Creating and Managing Integrated Infrastructure

30 April 2012, 10.00 AM - 30 April 2012, 10.00 AM

Ground Level, Merchant Venturers Building, Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1UB

systems centre logoThe idea of the UK National Infrastructure as a 'network of networks' has moved rapidly from the initial exposure in the CST report of June 2009 to embedding of the systems approach to infrastructure in the NIP2011.


This event at the Systems Centre, Bristol is designed to build on that early achievement and to stimulate debate from a position where ideas of interdependence, systemic interaction and emergence are core to the debate. Brief papers will be presented in the early part of the day as a stimulus to themed workshops after lunch.


We are extending this invitation to friends, colleagues, associates and partners who we believe can contribute to a wide-ranging, challenging and enjoyable debate with the hope and expectation that by the end of the day we will have shared some insights and experiences, inspired some fresh thinking and begun collaborative relationships which will help make infrastructure a vibrant entrepreneurial space.

We do hope you will be able to join us on the day!

Event facilitators: John Beckford, Colin Taylor, Ges Rosenberg

Event organiser: Oksana Kasyutich



10.00-10.10 Welcome and greetings Patrick Godfrey
10.10- 10.30 Surfing the Waves: Infrastructure Interdependency, Economic Growth and Investment  John Beckford
10.30 – 11.00 Sustainability and Interconnected Infrastructure – Visions of a Future Railway John Dora
11.00-11.20 Coffee break
11.20- 11.40 Integration governance – a challenge to the status quo Brian Collins
11.40 – 12.00 Infrastructure performance measurement– a process of learning Colin Taylor
12.00 – 12.15 Developing systems for structure monitoring – EngD in Systems research with Imetrum Paul Waterfall, Imetrum
12.15- 12.30 Second RE presentation - tbc Ellie Cosgrave, Arup
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 15.30

Workshop in 4 parallel themes:

  • Infrastructure Investment: Dealing with Complexity and Barriers to Investment
  • Infrastructure: Resilience, Measurement, Telemetry
  • The Infrastructure Agenda, Governance and Stakeholders
  • Bridging Knowledge Gaps
15.30-16.30 Plenary session, conclusions


Please note registration for this event is by invitation only.












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