James Fisher Testing Services will be presenting at the final CIRIA hidden defects in bridges roadshow this November 22 in central London.

The final event in this year’s calendar will be held at the prestigious Institution of Civil Engineers and play host to leading experts from the civil and construction sectors.

The London event will provide an overview of the best practice guidance released by CIRIA earlier this year and explain how it can be used to mitigate the risk of hidden defects which lead to bridge failure.

JFTS’ Matthew Anderson, technical authority for bridges and structures will also be presenting, offering detailed insight on the role of structural monitoring for the management of bridges with hidden defects.

Speaking about the roadshow series, Matthew said:

“Testing and monitoring has a key role in the management of many bridge defects; helping to quantify potential problems, facilitate pre-emptive repair work and ultimately increase operational lifespans.

“Emerging technologies are providing huge opportunities for smarter collection and analysis of data, providing much better information about asset condition. For these reasons we’re pleased to be able to sponsor the roadshow, share our expertise and take the opportunity to discuss ideas and innovations from across the bridge engineering community.”