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Kevin Briggs is a Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering and RAEng Industrial Fellow in ‘Railway Infrastructure Resilience’ (2017/18). He is an EPSRC RISE Connector (2019).

His research is being used to assess the ageing and degradation of infrastructure earthworks (embankments & cuttings) supporting the railway and highway networks. This includes field and laboratory investigations into the behaviour of natural soils and engineered fills.

Kevin was awarded the EPSRC Doctoral Prize in 2011 and is currently Bath PI for the £4.8M EPSRC ACHILLES Programme (2018-2022) led by Newcastle University. ACHILLES will examine how to better monitor and maintain UK infrastructure earthworks, to save money and reduce transport disruptions.

Kevin is the industrial placement tutor and site visit co-ordinator for civil engineering students.

Willing to supervise PhD

Infrastructure earthworks and retaining structures
Monitoring and assessment of historic structures
Climate and extreme weather impacts on geotechnical structures
Small-strain stiffness
History of civil engineering
Geotechnical case studies

External positions

Adviser: Reservoir Research Advisory Group, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

22 Dec 2017 → …

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Projects 2013 2022

GCRF: Solar-based faecal sludge treatment for rural communities in developing countries

Briggs, K., Wenk, J. & Bryant, L.

7/07/1621/03/17

Project: Research councilResearch, Internally Funded Research

Global Mobility Scheme - Unsaturated Ground Water Flow in Response to Weather

Briggs, K. & Bryant, L.

4/05/151/02/16

Project: Research-related fundingInternational Relations Office Funding

Research Output 2010 2019

Characterisation of faecal sludge simulants for drying experiments

Deering, N., Briggs, K., Bryant, L. & Way, C., 9 Jul 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
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sludge
dewatering
experiment
health and safety
drying

How do we maintain invisible transport infrastructure?

Briggs, K., 30 Oct 2018, Institute for Policy Research, University of Bath.

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access

In situ measurements of near-surface hydraulic conductivity in engineered clay slopes

Dixon, N., Crosby, C., Stirling, R., Hughes, P., Smethurst, J., Briggs, K., Hughes, D., Gunn, D., Hobbs, P., Loveridge, F., Glendinning, S., Dijkstra, T. & Hudson, A., 16 Oct 2018, In : Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology. 52, p. 123-135 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hydraulic conductivity
in situ measurement
hydraulic conductivity
Clay
clay
Retaining walls
Brick
Sand
Friction
Timber

Thesis

The effects of soil macroporosity on the hydrology of infrastructure slopes

Author: Muddle, D., 21 Mar 2018

Supervisor: Briggs, K. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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