Lewis is a civil engineer with a keen interest in research that concerns all forms of buried infrastructure systems and underground space technology. Recent projects related to Pipebots include: Urban Futures (EP/F007426/1) where Lewis worked on the development of a decision support system underpinned by future scenarios, for sustainable and resilience evaluation of urban underground space physical infrastructure; i-BUILD (EP/K012398/1) where Lewis worked on case study investigations with several industrial partners, looking into resilient buried infrastructure systems and the ecosystem services they provide, through identifying and quantifying the true costs (direct, indirect and social) and potential opportunities that may arise because of infrastructure interdependencies from utility strikes; Liveable Cities (EP/J017698/1) where Lewis focused on modelling performance scenarios for rainwater  harvesting systems; and Assessing the Underworld (EP/K021699/1) where Lewis was a senior coordinating research fellow and industrial liaison, working on impact delivery, work stream integration, street works decision support system and trenchless technologies. His role in Pipebots is to develop bespoke sustainability assessment frameworks for pervasive sensing, at the same time establishing their potential implications (£) for the water industry. He will also work on the development of the challenge specification informed by Pipebots industrial partners and industry data collection/ user engagement; all leading to determining where the opportunities lie to make the water system smart(er) (i.e. able to deliver multiple benefits).

Related publications

  1. Makana, L.O., Metje, N., Jefferson, I., Sackey, M. and Rogers, C.D.F. (2018). Cost estimation of utility strikes: towards proactive management of street works. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Infrastructure Asset Management. https://doi:10.1680/jinam.17.00033.
  2. Rogers CDF, Metje N, Makana LO et al. (2017) Assessing the underworld – understanding the context for engineering the next generation infrastructure. In International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure, 11–13 Sep 2017. ICE, London, UK, pp. 341–350
  3. Makana LO, Metje N and Rogers CDF (2017) Mapping and assessing the underworld: a novel approach to utility management in smart and sponge cities. 5th International Conference on Utility Management and Safety (ICUMAS 2017), 29– 31 March, Kowloon, Hong Kong, pp. 136–146.
  4. Hunt DVL, Makana LO, Jefferson I and Rogers CDF (2016) Liveable cities and urban underground space. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology 55: 8–20, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tust.2015.11.015.
  5. Makana LO, Jefferson I, Hunt DVL and Rogers CDF (2016) Assessment of the future resilience of sustainable urban sub-surface environments. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology 55: 21–31, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tust.2015.11.016.