Programme

 Venue : Diamant Center - 80 Bd A. Reyers - 1030 Brussels

PROGRAMME

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Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd April 2015

INNOVATIVE MAINTENANCE OF TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE:

FASTER, CHEAPER, MORE RELIABLE, SAFER, GREENER

Room: ARCHIMEDES  

  

DAY 1: Wednesday 22nd April 2015

 

9.30 - Registration & welcome coffee

10.00

Session 1 - Plenary - How can we foster the Innovative maintenance of Transport Infrastructure?

Moderator: Stefan Strick, FEHRL President

  1. Welcome address, Stefan Strick, BASt, FEHRL President
  2. Introduction to the conference, Thierry Goger, FEHRL Secretary General
  3. The point of view of a Member of the European Parliament, Gesine Meißner, MEP Transport and Tourism Committee, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
  4. The cross-modal roadmap for R&D&I on Transport Infrastructure, Ruud Smit, ERTRAC Vice-Chairman for Member States and Infrastructure, Rijkswaterstaat 
  5. Shift2Rail - How to boost innovation in the rail infrastructure sector? Andy Doherty, Vice-Chairman of the European Rail Research Advisory Council (ERRAC), Network Rail
  6. Policy priorities for Innovative maintenance of Transport Infrastructure, Keir Fitch, Head of Unit, DG MOVE, European Commission
  7. Industrial perspective on transport infrastructure maintenance, Miguel José Segarra Martínez, Head of the R&D&I Directorate, Dragados 
  8. Intelligent roads and coordinated intelligent multimodal infrastructure approach, Kallistratos Dionelis, ASECAP Secretary General

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch

13.30 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 2 (part A) - What are the engineering needs, challenges and solutions for Innovative maintenance of Transport Infrastructure?

Moderator: Lutz Pinkofsky, BASt, FEHRL Executive Director  

  1. Introduction to the debate: What are the needs and challenges of the Transport Infrastructure owners in terms of innovative engineering solutions - The point of view of the transport infrastructure owners, Oliver M. Ripke, BASt, CEDR
Presentations 10-14: Proposed solutions from R&D&I, focusing on the progress made, the barriers to innovation and implementation of innovation, as well as the expected outcome and impact of the R&D&I proposed solutions.
  1. Developing/harmonising measurement methods for skid resistance, noise emission and rolling resistance of road pavements as a preparation for standardization, ROSANNE, Manfred Haider, AIT 
  2. Innovation in the asphalt industry, EAPA, Egbert Beuving, EAPA

15.00 - 15.30 - Coffee Break

15.30 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 2 (part B) - What are the engineering needs, challenges and solutions for Innovative maintenance of Transport Infrastructure?

Moderator: Manfred Haider, AIT, Chair of FEHRL Research Coordinators 

  1. Design, performance, design life and sustainability assessment of warm mix asphalt mixes with high recycling rates for wearing courses, AllBack2Pave, Anita Blasl, TUD and Davide Lo Presti, University of Nottingham/NTEC
  2. A tool to assess the impact of construction process quality on the performance of pavements, CONSISTEND, Jos Wessels, TNO
  3. The Development of Self-Powered, Intelligent Road Studs, INROADS, Martin Lamb, TRL

17.00

 

Closing remarks and adjourn day 1, Thierry Goger, FEHRL Secretary General

17.15 - 18.30 Cocktail

 

DAY 2: Thursday 23rd April 2015 

 

8.30 - Registration - Welcome Coffee

9.00

Session 3 - Round table discussion: "Investing in innovative transport infrastructure, a critical matter at stake for competitiveness and social cohesion". 

Moderator: Bob Collis, TRL, FEHRL Executive Director

Introductory speech:
FEHRL - Peter Haardt, head of department Concrete Bridges, BASt. Innovative maintenance for ageing bridges and tunnels 

FEHRL - Gerard Waldron, ARRB, FEHRL Vice-President
European Parliament - Wim Van de Camp, MEP Transport and Tourism Committee, Group of the European People's Party
European Commission - Maria-Cristina Marolda, Policy Officer, DG MOVE
CEDR - Pat Maher, NRA, Executive Board member, TD innovation
EIM - Monika Heiming, Executive Director
ERF - Christophe Nicodème, Director General
EURNEX - Wolfgang Steinicke, Secretary General
FEHRL - Kjersti Kvalheim-Dunham, NPRA, FEHRL Executive Director 

Coffee Break - 10.00 - 10.30

10.30 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 4 (part A) - What are the needs, challenges and solutions for Innovative operations maintenance of Transport Infrastructure?

Moderator: Kjersti Kvalheim-Dunham, NPRA, FEHRL Executive Director

  1. Introduction to the debate: What are the needs and challenges of the Transport Infrastructure owners in terms of innovative operations solutions - The point of view of the transport infrastructure owners, Pieter de Winne, Flemish Mobility and Public Works Ministry, CEDR Chair of TG Research 

Presentations 16-21: Proposed solutions from R&D&I focusing on the progress made, the barriers to innovation and implementation of innovation, as well as the expected outcome and impact of the R&D&I proposed solutions.

  1. Fully portable, very accurate and reliable Bridge Weigh-in-Motion System, SiWIM, Aleš Žnidarič, ZAG 
  2. Automated Ravelling Inspection And Maintenance Planning On Porous Asphalt In The Netherlands, Road measurement and monitoring, Willem van Aalst, TNO
  3. Towards a single system architecture for road defects monitoring and near-miss accidents data collection, SVRAI-MIRANDA, Thierry Serre, IFSTTAR

Lunch - 12.30 - 13.30

13.30 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 4 (part B) - What are the needs, challenges and solutions for Innovative operations maintenance of Transport Infrastructure?

Moderator : Jos Wessels, TNO, FEHRL Research Area Leader Design and Production 

  1. Improving the requirements for high-speed inspections, HI-SPEQ, Alex Wright, TRL
  2. Human factors considerations and research on traffic management measures, METHOD, Luuk Vissers, SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research
  3. Risk Assessment of ageing infrastructures, RE-GEN, Eugene O'Brien, Roughan O’Donovan

 

Coffee Break - 15.00 - 15.30

15.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 5 - What are the needs, challenges and solutions for Innovative governance, management and financial solutions of Transport Infrastructure?

Moderator: Monika Heiming, EIM Executive Director 

  1. Introduction to the debate: What are the needs and challenges of the Transport Infrastructure owners in terms of innovative governance, management and financial solutions? Monika Heiming, EIM Executive Director

Presentations 23-25: Proposed solutions from R&D&I focusing on the progress made, the barriers to innovation and implementation of innovation, as well as the expected outcome and impact of the R&D&I proposed solutions.

  1. PPP in financing of infrastructure, ECTRIJose Manuel Vassallo, UPM
  2. Life cycle engineering for roads, the new sustainability certification system for roads, LCE4ROADS as part of the FP7 project  ECOLABEL, Carlos Martin Portugues Montoliu, ACCIONA
  3. The business case of operation and maintenance for bridges, SAFELIFE-X, Mark de Bel, Deltares

17.30  Closing Remarks of FIRM15 - Thierry Goger, FEHRL Secretary General

 

 

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