Mr Chris Bouch

Senior Research Fellow
University of Birmingham

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The structural & operational performance of pipes depends on many influences that must be understood if the Pipebot team’s research is to be effective and emerging technologies elsewhere are to be identified.  I will be applying systems engineering and systems thinking techniques to help the team develop that understanding, as well as to help industry and regulators adopt the team’s research findings and embed them into their daily operations.

Related publications

  1. Developing alternative business models for smart infrastructure: a UK case study.  Bouch, C. J., Rogers, C. D. F., Powell, M., Horsfall, D. A. C., 19th December 2018, Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers – Smart Infrastructure and Construction. 171, 2, p. 77-87
  2. End-user innovation of urban infrastructure: key factors in the direction of development. Bartle, I., Bouch, C., Baker, C., Rogers, C., 11th May 2018, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Municipal Engineer. 9, p. 1800008
  3. Introducing new technology to the railway industry: system wide incentives and impacts.  Lovell, K., Bouch, C., Smith, A., Nash, C., Roberts, C., Wheat, P., Griffiths, C., Smith, R., 1st March 2011, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers – Part F, Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, 225, 2, p. 192-201
  4. Resistance and resilience: paradigms for critical local infrastructure. Rogers, C., Bouch, C., Williams, S., Barber, A., Baker, C., Bryson, J., Chapman, D., Chapman, L., Coaffee, J., Jefferson, I., Quinn, A., Proceedings of the \institution of Civil Engineers – Municipal Engineer, 162, 2, p. 73-84