As the Federal Government’s Bridge Renewal Program continues to provide funding for the upgrade and replacement of bridges, it is a crucial time for local government to act and bolster their bridge networks to future proof these costly assets.
The Bridge Asset Management & Renewal conference will bring together local and state government stakeholders and contractors to give attendees insights into technical engineering techniques and asset management programs that focus on reviewing, renewing and maintaining their bridge networks.
Attend & learn how to
- Improve inspection techniques for timber and concrete structures
- Develop an asset management plan for your bridge network
- Renew and replace ageing bridges with more sustainable structures
- Advance technical bridge engineering techniques
Who will attend?
Directors, General Managers, Managers & Engineers from State & Local Government with responsibilities for:
- Asset Management
- Capital Works
- Maintenance Work
- Bridge Upgrades & Renewal
Attend to learn:
- Improve & innovate bridge inspection for better portfolio management
- Develop a bridge asset management plan to manage ongoing maintenance needs
- Apply modern engineering techniques to renew & replace ageing bridges
- Extend the life-cycle of your bridge network
Washington State Department of Transportation
Nick is a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and has over 13 years of bridge design related experience. He began his career with the Bridge and Structures office of the Washington State Department of Transportation as a Bridge Engineer, designing bridges and other transportation related structures of varying complexity. Nick has also worked on mega-projects and in contract administration for WSDOT before accepting a position with HDR, Inc. where he spent 3 years. Nick is currently the Floating Bridge and Special Structures Design Manager for WSDOT.
John has over 40 years of experience in bridge design and construction.John is a highly experienced bridge engineer with extensive project history, including bridges within Australia, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, New Zealand and Africa. This experience encompasses a wide range of loadings, spans and structure types.
John is Aurecon’s Global Expertise Leader for Bridges. In this role he is responsible for the promotion of Aurecon’s technical brand, development of specific training and skills, input into resource allocation, business development, promotion and development of digital engineering for bridges, technical reviews and verifications and contribution to a culture of capturing, storing and sharing knowledge for the betterment of the group.John has presented over 50 technical papers at various technical forums covering a range of diverse initiatives throughout my career including; Bridges for the 21st century, New materials in construction – where to from here and How bridges can be both sustainable and cost effective.
John was awarded the 2016 Technical Excellence Award from Roads Australia.
In 2018 he was named one of Engineer Australia’s 30 most innovative engineers.
He awarded the John Connell Gold medal for 2018 by the Structural College of the Institution of Engineers Australia
John is passionate about exploring new ideas, innovation, design led thinking and sustainable construction, and in helping to create and enable a diverse, professional environment where people can thrive and grow.
During his career Dylan has held very challenging and rewarding positions at MidCoast Water, Tamworth Regional Council and Walcha Council. He currently holds the position of Director – Engineering Services at Walcha Council. He works on an array of local government engineering projects, with talented & passionate colleagues. He is very proud and thankful to be apart of the local government engineering community, as all steps of his career have provided an opportunity to learn and grow.
New Zealand Transport Authority
What People Are Saying
“Fantastic range of topics with open and frank discussions on what has been working and what hasn’t from practitioners representing industry, local, state and international governments.”Asset Engineer, Blue Mountains City Council
Date: 27 Sep 2018 By: Ash Natesh
Australia’s bridges are ageing and deteriorating. They are expensive to maintain andrequire a lot of technical knowledge. The Federal Government’s Bridge Renewal Programme commits $360 million over fiveyears and it comes at a vital time as it provides Local and State Governments with thecritical funding to enable the renewal and replacement of their ageing bridges. …
Date: 14 Sep 2018 By: Ash Natesh
A major failure in infrastructure has cost Italy a lot of damages in Genoa’s Morandi Bridge collapse case, which is reported to be the 10th bridge collapse in Italy. Australia is headed the same way with ageing Australian bridges facing little to no infrastructure control. “More ‘end-of-life failures’ such as that in Genoa could happen …
Date: 13 Aug 2018 By: Dan Tingley
There is a widespread perception that timber bridges have a shorter service life than thoseconstructed of other material. However, with a thorough understanding of the properties of timber and the proper techniques in the design, inspection and maintenance; timber bridges are capable of hundreds years of service at an effective cost. This is proven by …
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 …