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Clive Roberts

151 shared publications

Christopher D. F. Rogers

49 shared publications

University of Birmingham; United Kingdom

Chris Rogers

31 shared publications

School of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK

Dexter Hunt

9 shared publications

School of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK

Peter Braithwaite

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations A conceptual approach to strategic performance indicators Tom Dolan, Claire L. Walsh, Chris Bouch, Neil J. Carhart Published: 01 December 2016
Infrastructure Asset Management, doi: 10.1680/jinam.16.00015
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Applying a new concept for strategic performance indicators Neil J. Carhart, Chris Bouch, Claire L. Walsh, Tom Dolan Published: 01 December 2016
Infrastructure Asset Management, doi: 10.1680/jinam.16.00016
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Performance measurement provides critical information for strategic decision-making about the future of national infrastructure provision. The process of developing appropriate performance indicators must be based on an understanding of the high-level desired outcomes that infrastructure systems are intended to facilitate. These outcomes may be complex and dynamic and vary across the spectrum of infrastructure stakeholders. This paper demonstrates a conceptual process for developing outcome-related performance indicators by using case studies from the UK rail and water sectors. The case studies show that the process can provide an industry-specific picture of desired outcomes across the main stakeholders, together with their dimensions and associated performance indicators (so-called partial indicators). The work highlights potential shortfalls of a sector-by-sector approach to outcome-oriented strategic performance indicators and suggests that further work is required to integrate partial indicators to provide a holistic picture that recognises the contributions often made by a variety of infrastructures to a given high-level desired outcome.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations A Novel Methodology for the Application of Middle-Out, Model-Based Systems Engineering Techniques for City Waste Managem... Christopher J. Bouch, Richard Kenny, Dexter Hunt, Tommy Wall... Published: 01 October 2015
INCOSE International Symposium, doi: 10.1002/j.2334-5837.2015.00091.x
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A holistic approach to urban development is required to meet global sustainability goals. Part of the challenge involves finding an effective response to the increasing volumes of solid waste being generated in cities. The European Commission has developed a thematic strategy, and issued directives, on the prevention and recycling of waste. The United Kingdom has introduced legislation in line with these, and is working to develop its own waste management strategies against a very complex background. This paper describes a novel methodology for the application of middle-out, model-based systems engineering techniques to help with this, using the city of Birmingham in the United Kingdom as an example. The methodology creates repeatable and objective models of existing waste management systems and links them to city management accounts to provide a foundation for the design of new and improved systems and business models.
PROCEEDINGS-ARTICLE 0 Reads 0 Citations Material Flow Analysis (MFA) for Liveable Cities Dexter Hunt, Joanne Leach, Susan Lee, Chris Bouch, Peter Bra... Published: 05 November 2014
Proceedings of The 4th World Sustainability Forum, doi: 10.3390/wsf-4-f010
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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Developing system models to help Great Britain's railways embrace innovative technologies with confidence Christopher J Bouch, Clive Roberts Published: 04 September 2013
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, doi: 10.1177/0954409713500485
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations 5.4.1 Developing System Models to Help Railways Embrace Innovative Technologies with Confidence Christopher Bouch, Clive Roberts Published: 01 June 2013
INCOSE International Symposium, doi: 10.1002/j.2334-5837.2013.tb03076.x
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Railways are under pressure to become more efficient and cut their costs; innovation has a part to play in achieving these goals. The railway is, however, a complex and closely‐coupled system, making it difficult in the early stages of development, to be clear what the system‐wide impact of innovation will be. The research covered in this paper stems from the idea that computer‐based models of existing systems can help overcome this problem, by providing a framework against which the impact of innovation can be identified. The paper describes a repeatable and objective modelling methodology developed for Great Britain's (GB) railways, which elicits objective system data from Railway Group Standards and integrates it using CORE®, a powerful system modelling tool, to create system models. The ability of such models to help identify impacts is verified, using as an example the introduction of RailBAM (a new technology that acoustically monitors the health of rolling stock wheel bearings) into the existing hot axle box detection system. Finally, the paper takes an initial look at the structure of railway standards outside GB, to establish whether the methodology can be applied in other countries.