BGS PRIME wins ground engineering innovation award

The BGS Proactive Infrastructure Monitoring and Evaluation (PRIME) System has won the 2016 Ground Engineering Product and Equipment Innovation Award

The BGS Proactive Infrastructure Monitoring and Evaluation (PRIME) System has won the 2016 Ground Engineering Product and Equipment Innovation Award (sponsored by BAM Ritchies).

PRIME is a low-cost system specifically designed for infrastructure monitoring and remote operation, for deployment on ‘at risk’ geotechnical assets (e.g. embankments, cuttings and dams).

PRIME combines emerging geophysical ground imaging technology with innovative data telemetry, web portal access and intelligent monitoring. It develops the basis of a new generation of smart’ earthwork technology capable of imaging the internal physical condition of infrastructure earthworks using diagnostic methods routinely used in medical physics.

The PRIME monitoring concept has been developed by Jon Chambers, Phil Meldrum, Dave Gunn and all of the BGS Geophysical Tomography Team, supported by Helen Reeves the Director of Engineering Geology.

The work was funded by NERC (Natural Environment Research Council), most recently through the Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme, and input from our stakeholder steering group comprising Network Rail, Canal & River Trust, Scottish Canals, London Underground, RSSB, Arup, Atkins, HS2, National Grid, ITM Monitoring and Geosense.





Published

7 July 2016