Speaker Bio & Abstract

Magdalena Wilczek Principal Consultant
Mott MacDonald

BiographyMagda has over 15 years’ experience in consultancy, project management and delivery of geospatial solutions. Experience gained from leading national scale survey, mapping and modelling projects, GIS workflow development, data integration and research and development to support asset management and smart cities. Experienced in remote sensing technologies, including LiDAR and imagery, spatial data analysis, transformation and automation. Skilled interfacing with internal and external stakeholders.AbstractDigital twin of Bristol Harbour: From digital asset condition assessment to harbourside infrastructure resilience in Britain's leading digital and coastal cityBristol harbour infrastructure forms a focal point of the city centre. It sustains a diverse ecosystem, provides home for many house boats residents, and is a hub for water-based tourist activities. Bristol City Council challenged with key commitment to build harbour resilience needed a complete condition information of harbour assets and a digital twin of structures above and below water line to provide a comprehensive virtual representation of the harbour.

Mott MacDonald was chosen to create the digital twin of the harbour that facilitated data-driven asset condition assessment of 21km section of the Bristol Harbour and River Avon. We pushed aside traditional asset condition assessment methods based on roped access physical field inspection that would involve more risk, resources and additional vegetation management. Instead multibeam sonar LiDAR and photogrammetric digital sensors were deployed on a boat and UAV to collect dense 3D point cloud data of over 300 above and below water assets and building city’s first digital twin of the Harbour. Geospatial technologies were used as central mechanism for digital delivery and web-based platform was developed for the Bristol City Council to serve as collaborative tool for digital harbour management including 3D visualizations, automated condition reporting and operational dashboard.