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Intelligent Bridge Assessment Maintenance and Management System

Objective

Government agencies, the public and private sectors and professional engineering sectors across Europe need to come together and proactively meet the challenge of creating a climate resilient infrastructure system. Managing National Infrastructure requires collaboration, planning and sharing of information between multiple sectors. This will reduce the risk of economic disruption to Europe and enable opportunities from well-managed infrastructure to be maximised. Adapting to climate change is not all about managing risks, it is about taking the opportunities it presents to develop innovative systems and services which are robust, efficient and valuable. The continual inspection, assessment and maintenance of bridges requires a multidisciplinary approach. Bridge inspection systems must have a knowledge and appreciation of structural engineering, geotechnics, hydraulics, hydrology, materials and transport management.

BRIDGE-SMS will couple state-of-the art scientific knowledge in hydrology and river engineering with industrial knowledge in infrastructure management and web based bridge management systems to develop an open source cloud based intelligent decision support system for the assessment and management of the hydraulic vulnerability of bridges over water. This will be achieved through the secondment of staff and transfer of knowledge and skills between experts from UCC and UNIZAG (internationally renowned experts in the areas of hydrology and river engineering), NIVAS (experts in IT Systems Integration).

Investing in engineering efforts to develop a system like BRIDGE-SMS to protect infrastructure is essential both to minimise risks to valuable assets, the public and the economy and to maximise opportunities to develop cost-effective and marketable solutions which can be applied to multiple sectors.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IAPP
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Funding Scheme

MC-IAPP - Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 495 171,44
Administrative Contact
David O'connell (Dr.)

Participants (6)

SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU GRADEVINSKI FAKULTET
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 223 653,01
Address
Fra Andrije Kacica Miosica 26
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Damir Bekic (Dr.)
IARNROD EIREANN

Participation ended

Ireland
Address
Amiens Street Connolly Station
1 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stephen Bateson (Mr.)
NIVAS, DOO ZA PROIZVODNJU,TRGOVINU, UGOSTITELJSTVO I USLUGE

Participation ended

Croatia
EU contribution
€ 5 498,90
Address
Stritofova 1
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ante Karamatić (Mr.)
CORK COUNTY COUNCIL
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 406 495,18
Address
County Hall Carrigrohane Road
T12 R2NC Cork
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lisa Mccarthy (Mrs.)
INFRAESTRUTURAS DE PORTUGAL SA
Portugal
Address
Praca Da Portagem
2809 013 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Helena Peres (Dr.)
ARCTIS DRUSTVO S OGRANICENOM ODGOVORNOSCU ZA RACUNALNE USLUGE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 288 003,10
Address
Pavlinoviceva 6
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hrvoje šolman (Mr.)