Day 2, 31st October 2012
08.50 Chairman’s Recap on Day 1
New Design & Sustainable Construction
09.00 Bridging the Bosphorus - Waterproofing and Protecting Turkey's Busiest Road Bridges
- Long Term Asset Protection - Lifetime performance & reduced lifecycle costings
- Keeping Traffic Flowing - Rapid application and reinstatement creating economic benefits
- Composite Performance - Waterproofing, wearing surface & substrate
Mr. John Volpicelli
Stirling Lloyd Polychem Limited
09.40 REGULATION AND RULE CHANGE AFFECTING NEW AND EXISTING BRIDGE PROJECTS
It is always important to keep well informed about changes with regulation and
European Committees and most importantly how changes will affects the construction
industry. Within this session discover the most recent information so that your future
applications and plans are prepared, ultimately avoiding delays. This session will focus
- Development within the Eurocodes
- Regulation surrounding construction products
- Future European regulation developments
Project Manager for Izmit Bay Bridge Turkey
10.20 CONSTRUCTING THE IZMIT BAY BRIDGE
Hear from one of the most exciting new road projects taking place in Turkey. The main
consultant 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?
Design Manager of IZMIT Project
IHI Infrastructure Systems Co. Ltd
11.00 Networking Coffee Break
11.30 THE VALUE OF STAINLESS STEEL IN BRIDGE DESIGN TO EC3: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF CAPITAL AND LIFE CYCLE COSTS
- The use of durable high strength (Duplex) stainless steel in bridges
- Challenging perceptions on the cost of using stainless steel
- Designing structural stainless steel to Eurocodes
- A comparison of the construction costs of carbon and stainless steel bridges
- Life cycle costs for maintenance regimes of carbon and stainless steel bridges
Senior Bridge Engineer
Arup and Anders Finnås
Segment Business Manager
Building & Construction
12.20 THE SWISS EXEPRIENCE WITH CARBON FIBRE REINFORCED POLYMERS IN BRIDGE
- Why should Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymers (CFRP) be used in bridge engineering?
- Where are meaningful fields for applications?
- What is the knowledge considering reliability with CFRP in cases like fire and aging?
- What are the experiences in practical applications within the last two decades?
- What are the challenges for the future of CFRP in bridge engineering?
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
13.00 Lunch & Networking
14.00 ORTHOPLUS – Innovative Repair Method for Steel Orthotropic Desk Bridges and its impact
on Life Cycle Cost
Steel orthotropic decks, because of their lightness, are usually best suited for long-span
bridges and movable bridges. However, they are often subjected to fatigue failure because
of the increased size and density of heavy traffic. ORTHOPLUS is an extensive 3-year
research program that aimed at better assessment of the lifetime of those structures and
optimizing them for a better Life Cycle Cost. That program was the basis for the
development of an innovative repair method of those bridges, which was experimented
with Eiffage on the Illzach Bridge, in the East of France. Within this session, you will be
provided with the technical principles of the repair method and its measured effectiveness,
as well as the details of the Life Cycle Assessment conducted by Arcadis to compare this
innovative solution with a regular bridge replacement.
Civil Engineer & Architect & Bridge Design
14.40 EVALUATION OF BRIDGE MAINTENANCE FOR LARGE BRIDGE STOCK OWNERS
Owning a large number of Bridges within one region can be exceptionally demanding
and costly. Explore how to keep maintenance costs low and what are the relevant
technologies and maintenance themes throughout a series of structures.
Senior Bridge Engineer
15.20 Chairman’s Closing Summary
15.30 Coffee and Networking