Innovative & cost effective practices to manage, maintain & renew bridge assets
Conference Date
19th & 20th September 2018
Novotel Sydney Central
Early Bird - Save $400
Book by 20/07/18


Learn the correct engineering techniques to understand the condition of your bridges & drive network improvement
Australia’s bridges are ageing and deteriorating. They are expensive to maintain and require a lot of technical knowledge.

The Federal Government’s Bridge Renewal Programme commits $360 million over five years and it comes at a vital time as it provides Local and State Governments with the critical funding to enable the renewal and replacement of their ageing bridges.

The Bridge Asset Management & Renewal conference will provide technical engineering insight and practical asset management skills that asset owners need to understand the condition of their bridge network in order to make the right and most informed decision about their network.

This two day national event will focus on:
  • How to improve your inspection techniques
  • How to manage the replacement & renewal of bridges
  • How to improve the planning & management of a bridge portfolio
Who will attend?
The conference is attracting senior stakeholders from State and Local Government with responsibility for:
  • Asset Management
  • Capital Works
  • Maintenance Work
  • Bridge Upgrades & Renewal
Develop practical engineering and asset management skills through this case study heavy agenda

Attend to learn:

  • Embed a quality bridge maintenance strategy within your asset management plan
  • Improve critical engineering techniques like, inspection techniques, condition assessments, load capacity tests & renewal techniques
  • Manage a bridge network in the face of increasing vehicle loads
  • Develop a smart asset management strategy through improved data collection & interpretation
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Key Speakers

Adj Prof Wije Ariyaratne
Director Bridges & Structures
Roads & Maritime Services NSW
Tim Stabler
Asset Management Engineer Structures
Sunshine Coast Council
David Edge
Manager Infrastructure Services - Assets
Hurunui District Council
Ken O'Neill
Bridges Leader NSW


What People Are Saying

  • This conference opened my eyes to alternate views to building bridges other than from reinforced concrete and that timber and composites also have a role to play in delivering best value bridge network management.. There are many other options out there. Furthermore, I gained a better understanding of bridge overload public risk and learnt strategies which could help me when determining how to manage increasing pressures on asset owners to allow heavier vehicular traffic over their bridges.

    Tim Letchford
    Coordinator, Asset Strategy, Civil Asset Management, Sunshine Coast Council
  • The Bridge Asset Management and Renewal Conference was a conference that provoked thought. New technologies, asset management approaches and construction methodologies were presented and workshopped, which gave a great sense of learning. I was able to take away further knowledge that I can apply in my LGA.

    Dylan Reeves
    Director - Engineering Services, Walcha Council
  • Well coordinated and run

    Laurie Andrews
    Business Development Manager, NSW/ACT, Mainmark Ground Engineering
  • Professionalism, well organised and ran. If there are additional topics particularly hot topics covered in future I will attend.

    Dylan Reeves
    Director - Engineering Services, Walcha Council
  • Open Forums was the biggest take away, as you can share your experience with colleges involved in the same field.

    Dony Castro
    Bridge Maintenance Planner, Roads and Maritime Services NSW
  • Well organised, relevant

    Dean Griffin
    Business Development Beautification, Phillips Lighting (Sponsor)
  • Excellent event!
    Daniel Webber
    Bridge Maintenance Planner, Road and Maritime Services NSW
  • Best conference I have attended with an exceptional bunch of people who happily shared their knowledge and experience.

    Charlette Newall
    Cessnock City Council


  • Date: 12 Jul 2017  By: Ron Hawken

    You are out on site doing a bridge inspection, the water level of the creek is nearing the top of your waders, and you see something unusual on the deck soffit three spans further away. You grab the binoculars for a better look and then push the zoom on your camera to the absolute limit …

  • Date: 26 Jun 2017  By: Patrick Murphy

    Timber bridges are the time bombs in your road network. Do you know when they are likely to go off? If you don’t then you need an effective Asset Management Plan. Scenic Rim Regional Council did not have such a plan, and when one of its timber bridges failed it was a timely wake up …

  • Date: 19 Jun 2017  By: Carmine D'Amico

    In 1908, the Metropolitan Tramways Trust (MTT) expanded its network into western Adelaide. The expansion included a bridge across the River Torrens, between Holland Street Thebarton and Manton Street Hindmarsh. The MTT general manager was William Goodman. The bridge is an early example of a steel reinforced concrete bridge designed by John Monash. The City …