Lecture and presentation slides/podcasts

Lecture and presentation slides

This page contains links (via the images) to some of the many  lecture and conference presentation slides/podcasts I have given over the years. Starting with the University of Aberdeen AIR research project they provide examples and descriptions of how railway-based infrastructure has multi-disciplinary interfaces with its environment. Where those interfaces include legal, civil engineering, historical, geographical, transport & urban planning, and asset management considerations. 

 

The purpose of the presentation slides/podcasts is to demonstrate the need to comprehend those interfaces to enable effective infrastructure interface management, now and for the future.

1. The University of Aberdeen AIR research project

This presentation provides the reader with an overview of the University of Aberdeen AIR research project. Where the aim of the project is to provide standardised approaches to the of the multi-disciplinary of the interfaces between transport infrastructure and its environment and the gathering, documentation, and sharing of the evidence-based findings from that analysis. 

2. Why is there a need to understand the interfaces between railway-based systems and their environment?

This podcast was presented at the Institute of Asset Management Annual Conference, 2020. It provides: context to the AIR research project; how lack of comprehension of the interfaces has safety critical affects on railway-based systems and their environment; how the presence, property, and protection interfaces can be represented in a simple to access and use web-based GIS; how the AIR processes enable the generation and subsequent sharing of that data; and how this assists the safe efficient presence and operation of transport infrastructure and its environment.

3. Engineering the underground

This lecture discusses how changes in technology enabled the development of the London's underground railways, and how it interfaces with its environment. Given as part of the Fearsome Engines course, at the University of Aberdeen.

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This presentation was given to Transport for London members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, in November 2014, as part of their Continuing Professional Development. It discusses the historical development of land acquisition for London's Underground railways and how this affects the interfaces with its urban environment.

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5. London Undergrounds railway infrastructure in the suburbs

This presentation was given to Transport for London members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, in April 2015, as part of their Continuing Professional Development. It discusses the interfaces between surface railway infrastructure and its environment. 

This presentation was given as part of the MSc in Transport Engineering and Asset Management, Railway Asset Management module, at London South Bank University. The lecture focuses on why infrastructure asset managers must understand the railway and its environment and the related infrastructure therein.

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7. Understanding the interfaces of transport infrastructure and its environment: How the past explains the present and the future

This presentation was given to staff within Transport for London Engineering, in November 2019. It presents findings from my PhD thesis and findings from the analysis of the interfaces of London Underground infrastructure and its environment. It also introduced the AIR research project.

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This presentation was given at the Institute of Asset Management Annual Conference, in November 2018. It argues that as urban metro infrastructure is some of the oldest modern use of urban underground space, it can provide effective examples of infrastructure interface management for the present and future.

8. Identifying and clarifying the interfaces between urban underground space and its environment

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This presentation was given as part of the Transport for London Corporate Archive series of lunch time talks. The talk discussed how archival research is essential to enable effective asset management, today, and in the future. It presented the argument that without an understanding of historical events effective management of the whole of the urban environment cannot be undertaken to ensure an effective future of that urban environment and its transport network.

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These slides were used for a workshop with members of the Metropolitano de São Paulo, Brazil, on 9 May 2018. The slides presented aspects of my PhD research on the need for standardised approaches to the analysis of the interfaces of urban underground metro infrastructure and its environment. The findings of the workshop contributed greatly to the research outputs.

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This presentation was given as part of the Transport & Mobility, on 11 January 2018, as part of a series of talks at the Institute of Historical Research. It presents an alternative perception of urban underground metro infrastructure (UUMI) in London, from the perspectives of historical geography and why the academic discipline of historical geography is important for urban management. 

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This lecture was given to students and staff at the  Federal University of Santa Catarina-Campus, Joinville, Brazil, on 3 August 2017. It discusses the importance of understanding the interfaces of urban underground metro infrastructure and its environment presenting examples of adverse affects of not managing the interfaces; compared to the benefits of managing those interfaces, effectively.

12. Protecting metro infrastructure

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13. Protecting London Undergrounds infrastructure

This presentation was given as part of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Railway Division Young Members Christmas Technical Forum: Engineering Challenges Posed by Infrastructure Upgrades, on 5 December 2016The short presentation demonstrated the essential need to manage the interfaces between urban underground metro infrastructure and its environemnt. It used examples of lack of effective management of urban change and contrasted with an example of effective urban management.



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