John Bennetts

Associate, WSP

John is WSP’s structures asset management lead. His work sits at the intersection of civil engineering, data science and asset management. He is regularly commissioned to provide expert advice to infrastructure owners on the management of their structural assets at tactical and strategic levels.

He’s a chartered civil engineer with over ten years’ experience in the design and assessment of bridge structures and the development of associated DMRB standards. John has focused his career on the strategic asset management of structures including development of structures policy, decision support tools and lifecycle planning.

During his doctorate he studied how techniques from the systems, management and data science disciplines can be applied to transform infrastructure asset management. His doctorate included one of the biggest ever studies into the reliability of visual inspection data for bridges. He applied cutting-edge data science techniques to deliver new insights from National Highways on assets data.

My Speaker Sessions

Wednesday 29 November 2023


Bridges Assets Management: the Current Challenges and Future Developments

14:25 - 14:50 Carbon Management Asset Management
  • Summary of the current methods, policies, tools and activities relating to lifecycle planning of highway structures.
  • Details of the current challenges that clients are facing when implementing current asset management processes.
  • An overview of how carbon calculations can be included into the decision support tools.
  • The potential benefits of modelling whole life carbon for evidencing and achieving appropriate investment in renewals.