Here you will find news relevant to the activities of the initiative including webinars, talks, consulting projects, publications, participation in conferences and meetings mostly relevant to resilience of critical infrastructure with emphasis on transport and energy assets and their intra/interdependencies, views on the UNs Sustainable Development Goals and use of digital and emerging technologies in infrastructure risk-based management


Jun 19

Participation to ICONHIC2019, Chania, Greece

We participated to ICONHIC2019: 2nd International Conference on Natural Hazards & Infrastructure, 23-26 June in Chania, Greece. Glad to present our recent work on resilience assessment of infrastructure, and to meet with friends and colleagues. our papers: “Resilience of critical infrastructure for multiple hazards: Case study on a highway bridge”, by Argyroudis S, Hofer L, Zanini MA, Mitoulis S & “Resilience of bridges subjected to earthquakes: A case study on a portfolio of road bridges”, by Nasiopoulos G, Mantadakis N, Pitilakis D, Argyroudis SA, Mitoulis SA


Jun 19

Seminar by Dr S Stefanidou, 12 July 2019 @ University of Surrey

We are happy to announce a specialised seminar on the Fragility assessment for retrofit prioritisation of bridges and impact on the road network, which will be delivered on 12 July 2019 by Dr Sotiria Stefanidou, Postdoctoral Researcher & visiting lecturer of the International Hellenic University.

The seminar will take place on Friday 12 July 2019, 12:00-13:00, at the University of Surrey, room  39 BB 02. Any enquiries, please email ,


Jun 19

DYMOBRIS project: experiments were successfully conducted at Europroteas facility

In the framework of DYMOBRIS H2020-SERA-TA project, we have successfully performed the experiments at the Europroteas facility, Greece on the 6th of June.  The scour effects in the dynamic response of the Soil-Foundation-Structure systems were monitored under variable vibration frequencies. The results of this project will provide a unique benchmark for informing both the design and assessment of bridges and other marine structures subjected to a sequence of scour and earthquake effects.


May 19

Meeting with Highways England: “University research – highway structures – hydraulic actions & extreme weather events”

We participated in the annual meeting organised on 14th of May by Highways England, on “University research – highway structures – hydraulic actions & extreme weather events”, with interesting discussions between academics and representatives of HE, on research priorities and the preparation of the DMRB document to replace BD 97/12 The Assessment of Scour and Other Hydraulic Actions at Highway Structures.


May 19

London Bridges Engineering Group

On the 10th of May we participated in the London Bridges Engineering Group (LoBEG) AGM, where we presented our ongoing survey for developing restoration curves for bridges exposed to hydraulic hazards.

Our research activities are aligned with the bridge management strategy for the London boroughs developed and implemented by LoBEG.


Apr 19

Special Session on “Monitoring strategies for enhancing transport infrastructure resilience”, IABMAS2020, June 28-July 2, Sapporo, Japan

We are happy to announce the organisation of a special session with the National Physics Laboratory (NPL) from UK, on “Monitoring strategies for enhancing transport infrastructure resilience”.  This special session will take place in IABMAS 2020 conference, June 28 – July 2, Sapporo, Japan.

Submission of abstracts is extended till the 1st of June, here

[S41] Monitoring strategies for enhancing transport infrastructure resilience

Monitoring strategies are crucial in assessing rapidly and reliably the safety level, e.g. structural and geotechnical capacity, and the functionality, e.g. traffic capacity, of transport infrastructure assets. The importance of integrated monitoring systems emanates from the significance of the traffic disruptions and functionality loss of transport infrastructure. However, the vast of monitoring data and evidence, which is being made available on a daily basis to transport asset owners, remains unexploited. This includes terrestrial, e.g. data by CCTV cameras and mobile activity, monitoring of assets, and airborne data, e.g. InSAR, UAV/Drone sensors, hyperspectral imaging, aerial photography, and open-access crowd data, e.g. Google or Waze traffic data, population, weather and air pollution conditions. The Special Session intends to promote the exchange of knowledge concerning the use of monitoring systems toward well-informed quantitative risk analysis and resilience assessments for transport assets in an effort to efficiently manage assets, reduce maintenance costs and increase the resilience of our infrastructure.


Apr 19

Special Session on “Loss and resilience assessment tools for infrastructure exposed to natural hazards”- ICONHIC2019, Chania, Crete, 23-26 June

Our Special Session on “loss and resilience assessment tools for infrastructure exposed to natural hazards”, is approaching!


Nisrine Makhoul, Notre Dame University, Lebanon

Sotiris Argyroudis, University of Surrey, UK & Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece

Jong Sung Lee National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA

Please have a look at: 

2nd  International Conference on Natural Hazards and Infrastructure, ICONHIC2019, Chania, Crete, 23-26 June


Apr 19

Minisymposium on “Novel methods for seismic design and intervention of Conventional and Integral Bridges”, COMPDYN 2019, Crete, June 24-26

Our Minisymposium “Novel methods for seismic design and intervention of Conventional and Integral Bridges”, is now on, please have a look at COMPDYN 2019 Conference, CreteJune 24-26:


Camillo Nuti (Universita Roma Tre, Italy)
George Mylonakis (University of Bristol, United Kingdom)
Flavia De Luca (University of Bristol, United Kingdom)
Stergios Mitoulis (University of Surrey, United Kingdom)
Davide Lavorato (Universita Roma Tre, Italy)
Gabriele Fiorentino (Universita Roma Tre, Italy)

7th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Crete, June 24-26


Apr 19

Special Session in Integral Bridge design-IABMAS 2020 Conference

Our Special Session in Integral Bridge design is now on please have a look at IABMAS 2020 Conference (June 28-July 2):

[SS35] Latest developments on seismic response of integral abutment bridges


Bruno Briseghella, College of Civil Engineering, Fuzhou University, China;

Stergios Mitoulis, University of Surrey, UK;

Camillo Nuti, Department of Architecture, University of Roma Tre, Italy;

Alessandro Palermo, Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, University of Canterbury, New Zealand;

Philip W. Yen, International Association of Bridge Earthquake Engineering, IABEE, USA

Integral abutment bridges (IABs) are becoming rather common due to the durability problems of bearings and expansion joints. Monolithic connections between the deck and sub-structure allow to increase the structure redundancy and reduce the maintenance costs. However, soil-structure effects are induced by thermal variations, long-term effects and seismic loads. Several authors have investigated the soil-structure interaction for IABs, but there is still a lack of common line guidelines and codes. This Special Session intends to provide a discussion platform for the exchange of knowledge concerning latest research developments on seismic behavior of IABs.


Mar 19

Workshop, 1 March 2019@London: Risk & Resilience of bridges and networks

There was a lot of interaction and extremely interesting conversations as to what the future of resilience engineering looks like for transport networks. A follow-up elicitation poll is on its way. The workshop will be repeated in early June due to the number of people who expressed interest.

Participants from other academic institutions, Highways England, Councils, consultancies, London Boroughs, Transport Scotland, and Governemental bodies attended this workshop!