Project: Expert System for Optimal Repair in Reinforced Concrete Highways Bridges

Reference: CSU 28/4/55

Last update: 01/08/2003 15:02:10


To develop an expert system to allow the optimisation of repairs on reinforced concrete highway bridges.


A database will be constructed of repair methods, repair specifications of the Highways Agency and typical highway bridges. A prototype computer system using statistical analysis of collected data to reach optimal decisions on repair solutions will be developed.


Sheffield Hallam University
School of Construction, City Campus, Sheffield, S1 1WB
0114 253 3339

QSE (Bristol) Ltd
51 Broad Street, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol, BS17 6AD
01454 207000

M J Gleeson UK plc
Chantrey House, Chesterfield Road, Sheffield, S8 0SG
0114 250 0600

Flexcrete Ltd
PO Box 7, London Road, Preston, PR1 4AJ
01772 259781

V A Crookes (Contracts) Ltd
Holborn House, 22 Sheffield Road, Sheffield, S18 6GG
01246 418877

W S Atkins & Partners
Consulting Engineers, The Cresent, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4XE
01823 353433

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £152,347.00

Actual start date: 01 February 1998

Actual completion date: 28 February 2002

Summary of results

  1. Executive Summary available on DfT Web page.

Departmental Assessment Status: Project completed prior to implementation of Departmental Publication Scheme.