Prof. Dr. Bryan T. Adey | Infrastructure Management

Future-proofing strategies FOr RESilient transport networks against Extreme Events (FORESEE)

System-wide transportation risks are not well understood across modes, regions, and critical interdependent sectors, creating uncertainty about risks resulting from a major system disruption. There is a lack of resilience schemes, especially for the long term, integrated into transport infrastructure due to an inability to monetize resilience for investment decisions; and there are also strong barriers to its implementation into operating practice. The overall objective of FORESEE is to develop and demonstrate a reliable and easily implementable toolkit to provide short-term and long-term resilience schemes against traffic disruption due to flooding, landslides, and structural damage for rail and road corridors and multimodal terminals. It will help move towards a performance-based framework of risk assessment, relying on: a) an update on best available methodologies, practices, and solutions with data-enhanced models, solutions, and cost-benefit assessments, b) the development of new solutions regarding drainages, pavements, and landslides, and c) a detailed strategy for its successful implementation, integrated into the usual procedures of the life cycle of an infrastructure. Pre-standardization activities will be carried out throughout the life of the project.

The FORESEE toolkit will include:
a) a reliable Data Acquisition System, satellite and terrestrial;
b) a Situation Awareness System for the prediction and alert of extreme events;
c) new materials and systems regarding permeable pavements; drainage and culvert systems, and slope stabilization systems;
d) a Decision Support System to provide better-informed resilience schemes, plus;
e) Guidelines on Standards, Design and Technological Recommendations.

The setting up of a Stakeholders’ Reference Group at early stages of the project will guarantee the accounting for the demands and the acceptance of all end users. FORESEE will enhance international co-operation by twinning with world-leading institutes.

Duration
2018 – 2021

Project partners
FORESEE PROJECT PARTNERS

Currently working on this project
Dr. Claudio Martani, Dr. Clemens Kielhauser, Dr. Marcel Burkhalter, Dr. Natalia Papathanasiou, Dr. Saviz Moghtadernejad, Prof. Dr. Bryan T. Adey