Civil engineers have to make sure that our current and future infrastructure is resilient to flooding, tsunami and landslide hazards. Hazards caused by extreme weather events, change of land use or climate change can result in damage and disruption to:

  • road and rail networks
  • energy infrastructure
  • flood defences
  • the built environment

We need to understand the condition of existing infrastructure, as well as be able to spot potential failures due to environmental change. Our research measures and models the impact of extreme events on structures so that we can better allocate resources to infrastructure maintenance or preventative measures.

Areas of expertise

  • field monitoring of infrastructure earthworks
  • vegetation influence on near surface hydrogeology
  • modelling and monitoring of wave impacts on flood defences

Key staff