The Changing World of Infrastructure Risk

The talk will looked at three areas:
  • Changes to infrastructure risks that have been observed in recent years
  • Financial and reputational impacts of incorrectly managing those risks
  • Characteristics of organisations that are more effective at managing risk
The bulk of the talk will focus on a series of case studies including:
  • Malahide viaduct collapse
  • Collapse of the wall at Oxgangs Primary School, Edinburgh
  • Failure of the grouted connections on the Robin Rigg offshore windfarm
  • Collapse of rebar cages
  • Large panel system buildings
  • Fires  in Grenfell tower and Liverpool Arena car park

Mike Webster
BEng, MSc, PhD, DIC, CEng, MICE, MIStructE
Mike is a chartered civil and structural engineer with over 30 years’ experience.  He runs his own business specialising in construction health and safety, structural safety, CDM and risk.  

Mike spends much of his time these days acting as an expert witness following collapses and other problems on construction sites.  He is a member of Structural-Safety and the IStructE’s Health and Safety Panel.


Event Information

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Places Available

Event Date

18:00 for 18:30 start


Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane, John Henry Brookes Building, Room JHB408, OX3 0BP

Mike Webster BEng, MSc, PhD, DIC, CEng, MICE, MIStructE

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Daljit Matharu

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Refreshments from 18:00

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Thames Valley

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