Maintain an effective, efficient & sustainable bridge network
Conference Date
13th - 14th August 2019
Location
Novotel Sydney Central
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Day 1 - Tuesday 13th August, 2019

8:00
Registration, coffee & networking
8:30
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Bret Kershaw
Principal Engineer, Structures Management
Department of Transport & Main Roads QLD
Improving & innovating bridge inspection for better portfolio management
8:40
Assessing Timber Bridges: Department of Transport & Main Roads methodologies
  • TMR’s methods of assessing timber bridges
  • The rationale for having 2 methods
  • Investigating low assessment ratios to identify the highest risk structures
Bret Kershaw
Principal Engineer, Structures Management
Department of Transport & Main Roads QLD
9:20
Collaborating with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator on load capacities
  • Sharing data on bridge capacity and condition with the regulator
  • Determining the weight of vehicles that can be allowed on bridges in the network
  • Managing expectations and collaborating for better bridge management
Peter Caprioli
Director, Heavy Vehicle Access Standards
National Heavy Vehicle Regulator
10:00
SPEED NETWORKING

In this fun, interactive session, you will have the opportunity to meet fellow attendees and speakers in 2 minute bursts, to exchange business cards and set up conversations for the rest of the event

10:30
Morning tea & networking
11:00
Extending the life of concrete bridges

XLNT Solutions Group Cost Effective Strategy for Concrete Assets Management and Renewal

  • The use of drone collected photography to accurately produce structural crack mapping
  • The use of GalvaPulse non-destructive technology for in field live corrosion rate estimation and life cycle assessment
  • High performance remediation specification and product performance
Neil Jones
Technical Operations Manager
XLNT Solutions
Hedley Jackson
Director of Systems Development
XLNT Solutions
Lochiel Jackson
Senior Director – Business Development
XLNT Solutions
11:40
Managing and assessing load deficient bridges
  • Conducting level 1, 2 & 3 bridge assessments – understanding the warning signs
  • Adapting processes from structural engineers
  • Best practice to implement across your network
Shah M Parvez
Senior Bridge Engineer
Roads & Maritime Services NSW
12:20
Condition assessment & design for greater bridge durability
Ian Godson
Director - Principal Engineer
Infracorr
12:50
Networking lunch
Developing a bridge asset management plan to manage ongoing maintenance needs
1:50
INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE: Using technology to improve bridge lifecycles & management
  • Why not timber bridges? Facilitated by PNG Forest Products
  • Modular Precast Solutions for Bridge Renewal and Replacement. Facilitated by Waeger
  • The bridge between stunning and sustainable. Facilitated by Signify
  • Interactive Asset Management Workshop. Facilitated by Complex
3:10
Afternoon tea & networking
3:40
Optimising bridge asset management through predictive analysis
  • Determining and addressing the root cause of deterioration
  • Planning routine bridge maintenance and critical repairs
  • Estimating realistic load distributions
Wolfram Schwarz
Technical Executive, Transport Structures
WSP
Thomas Cooper
Senior Executive Structures & Bridges
WSP
4:20
DIY quality bridges on a budget
  • How a small council with 200 bridges went from constructing timber bridges to concrete bridges
  • Takeaways from the recently completed design and construction of a 745sqm bridge for $2M using full time and casual staff
Brett Willer
Structures Coordinator
Nambucca Shire Council
Matthew Leibrandt
Manager Infrastructure Services
Nambucca Shire Council
5:00
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Day One
5:10
Introduction to networking drinks by Eptec
5:20
NETWORKING DRINKS

Day 2 - Wednesday 14th August, 2019

8:00
Welcome, coffee & networking
8:30
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Barry Wright
National Structures Manager
New Zealand Transport Authority
Applying modern engineering techniques to renew & replace ageing bridges
8:40
Load capacity testing to determine bridge upgrades
  • Case study: Pykes Creek Bridge
  • Techniques to strengthen a bridge
  • Managing traffic flow to ease impact on your community
Nicholas Barker-Hodgins
Team Leader – Load Status & Inventory
Department of Transport
9:20
Bridge remediation using chemical grouting
  • How Teretek, a structural polyurethane grout can be used to improve bearing capacity and re-level bridge approaches
  • In situ improvements to the foundations of existing bridge structural members where soil interactions are present
Max Kudrenko
Technical Manager (Vic/Tas)
Mainmark
9:35
INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDY: Lessons from maintaining the Hood Canal bridge
  • How to inspect and maintain a large bridge
  • Maintenance techniques used on a large scale structure
  • Improving sustainability for a high traffic bridge
Nicholas Rodda
Floating Bridge & Special Structures Design Manager
Washington State Department of Transportation
10:15
Morning tea & networking
10:45
Using ambient dynamic movement to determine the structural condition of bridges
  • Real time non-destructive monitoring using ambient vibrations
  • The ability to identify loss in stiffness from damage or from the aging of bridge infrastructure
  • Objectively quantify the before and after effects of bridge remediation works
Max Kudrenko
Technical Manager (Vic/Tas)
Mainmark
11:00
INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDY: Optimised asset management of bridges
  • Pragmatic advice and examples of how asset management actually applies to bridges
  • Condition & performance management of bridges
  • Risk management of bridges
Barry Wright
National Structures Manager
New Zealand Transport Authority
Innovating to extend the life-cycle of your bridge network
11:40
A case for timber for bridges
  • Understanding the applications and limitations of non destructive testing
  • Analysing when in the asset lifecycle is is best to undertake non destructive testing
David Richards
Director
Evolution Forest Products
12:10
Networking lunch
1:10
Refurbishing timber bridges: A case for renewal over replacement
  • Exploring the new technologies for renewing timber bridges
  • Comparing ongoing expenses for a refurbished bridge to a new one
  • Managing load limits and restrictions during renewal
Dylan Reeves
Director Engineering Services
Walcha Council
1:50
Integral Bridges: Cost, safety & performance improvements
  • Develop skills in technical procedures for safer bridges
  • Manage the ongoing costs associated with integral bridges
Michal Krotofil
Principal Bridge Engineer
SMEC
2:30
Afternoon tea & networking
3:00
Designing & constructing more sustainable bridges
  • Ensuring that future load capacity is considered in design
  • Incorporating sustainable materials into the design
  • Preparing for the future when designing new bridge structures
John Hilton
Global Service Leader Bridges & Structures
Aurecon
3:40
Learnings from problematic bridges
  • Case studies of bridge defects, failures and issues
  • Important considerations for bridge asset managers
John Langton
Structures Construction & Maintenance Manager
Brisbane City Council
4:20
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Conference
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Key Speakers

Nicholas Rodda
Floating Bridge & Special Structures Design Manager
Washington State Department of Transportation
John Hilton
Global Service Leader Bridges & Structures
Aurecon
Dylan Reeves
Director Engineering Services
Walcha Council
Barry Wright
National Structures Manager
New Zealand Transport Authority