Day One | 30th October 2012

08.15 Registration & Networking Coffee

09.00 Construction IQ’s Welcome

09.10 Chairman’s Opening Remarks

The Changing Market and Applications

09.30 HOW TO WRITE TENDERS AND APPLICATIONS FOR BRIDGE PROJECTS AND WIN BUSINESS

Discover how to create planning and tender applications that can adapt to change and prove you are prepared. So that you can better showcase your organisational skills & client focus you will explore:

  • How should you prepare for inevitable amendments to your organisation’s plans and applications
  • What can you do in advance to cause minimal disruption to lead time
  • How to show potential clients you can be logical in your approach to amendments and deliver results

Jaap Bakker
Senior Specialist
Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment

10.00 OPTIMISE YOUR LONG TERM BRIDGE VALUE

What can you do to ensure the long term value of your bridge construction? Through this session you can see how to create strategy that meets requirements of both local and private investors by addressing:

  • Life cycle costing
  • Life cycle cost management
  • Asset management and ground breaking solutions

Jasper Schavemaker
Senior Consultant and Project Manager Life Cycle Cost
Rijkswaterstaat

10.40 CASE STUDY ON BAAKENHAFEN BRUCKE WEST

Hear about the brand new development happening in Hamburg, Germany and what it means for infrastructure within one region.

You will explore:

  • The application of sustainable principles to the design, including life cycle costs and future-proofing
  • The technical development of the 30m long lift out section
  • Innovative construction methods adapted to the marine environment

Simon Fryer
Associate Director
Buro Happold Ltd

11.20 Networking Coffee Break

Case Study

11.50 RECENT BRIDGE DEVELOPMENTS

You will hear from one of the most exciting new projects taking place in Europe. The project owner will take you through their experiences from the very early stages of design and tendering. We will then explore the construction, of the bridge, and when they predict they will finish. What has the team learnt? What would they do differently? How has implementing renewable energy systems supported the project?

Jan Blazek
Technical Manager
Boegl & Krysl

Maintenance

12.30 THE ESSENTIAL ROLE OF BRIDGE MANAGEMENT IN A NATIONAL CONTEXT

As the market looks toward maintaining bridges for longer, we will discuss the cost effective methods of maintaining structures during everyday use and protecting them from extreme stresses and strains. In this session you will hear about:

  • Establishing a bridge management system at the national level in Ireland
  • Identifying areas of concern and developing designs accordingly
  • Bridge and infrastructure assessment and oversight
  • Value for money through priority maintenance intervention

John Iliff
Senior Project Manager for Structures
Irish National Roads Authority

13.10 Lunch and Networking

14.10 OPTIMIZED AND SYSTEMATIC BRIDGE AND TUNNEL MANAGEMENT

This is an essential session where you will explore the key elements for successful bridge maintenance management, including:

  • Inspecting bridge and tunnel structures in an efficient and systematic way
  • Planning the future maintenance in according to limited budgets, safety and the daily operation
  • Developing, implementing and using bridge and tunnel management systems

Asger Knudsen
Head of Department for Bridge and Tunnel management, Asset Management
Ramboll dk

15.50 TENSILE STRUCTURE CABLE TECHNOLOGY

  • Applications: bridges (cable stayed, arch, suspension), roof structures & other structures
  • Strand selection criteria: strand construction & properties, corrosion protection, prestressing & measuring of cable assemblies
  • Socket anchorage selection: socket types (fixed & adjustable options), socket fitting methods, cable anchorage tensioning solutions
  • Related components: cable clamps, spacers & connectors, damping devices.
  • QA & product testing: strand testing, cable assembly testing
  • Transportation & cable installation
  • Cable Supported Bridges: practical examples

Mr David Ward
Regional Manager
Redaelli Engineering

15.40 Networking Coffee Break

16.10 CURRENT CHALLENGES IN THE MAINTENANCE OF SUSPENSION BRIDGES

With this session you will explore the key challenges of maintaining suspension bridges, including:

  • Addressing main cable corrosion and rehabilitation
  • Conduction the inspection of anchorages
  • How to replace bearings without disrupting traffic

Barry R. Colford
Chief Engineer and Bridgemaster
Forth Estuary Transport Authority

Case Study

16.50 THE SURVEILLANCE OF VULNERABLE BRIDGES IN FRANCE

In 2006, after the parliament vote of decentralization law, the State considered it critical to rationalize the maintenance and the management of the remaining national asset. In the past 5 years, a lot of procedures and guidelines for bridge maintenance have been revised for the national bridge stock. The opportunity was given to introduce new concepts such "focused" inspection and risk-based assessment. The presentation will recall the current procedures used for managing the national bridge stock and will insist on the proposed enhancements or dominant future works.

Christian Cremona
French Ministry of Ecology, Energy
Sustainable Development and Spatial Planning

17.30 Chairman’s Summary

17.45 Networking Drinks Reception

 

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