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Kevin Briggs is a Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering and RAEng Industrial Fellow in ‘Railway Infrastructure Resilience’ (2017/18).

His research is being used to assess the impact of a changing climate on 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 (2018-2022) working on the EPSRC-funded ACHILLES Project (Assessment, Costing and enHancement of long lIfe, Long Linear assEtS) with the universities of Newcastle, Southampton, Durham, Loughborough, Leeds and the British Geological Survey.

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

Willing to supervise PhD

Infrastructure earthworks and retaining structures
Historic structures
Climate and extreme weather impacts on geotechnical structures
Small-strain stiffness
Waste management in developing countries
Geotechnical case studies

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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.


Project: Research councilResearch, Internally Funded Research

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

Briggs, K. & Bryant, L.


Project: Research-related fundingInternational Relations Office Funding

Research Output 2010 2018

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
health and safety

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
Retaining walls
9 Citations

Failures in transport infrastructure embankments

Briggs, K. M., Loveridge, F. A. & Glendinning, S., 9 Mar 2017, In : Engineering Geology. 219, p. 107-117

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

The effects of soil macroporosity on the hydrology of infrastructure slopes

Muddle, D., Jul 2017, 220 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Open Access