8th Annual
Enhancing the management of road networks to reduce ongoing asset costs
Conference Date
14th & 15th May 2019
Location
Sydney Boulevard Hotel
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Day 1 - Tuesday 14th May, 2019

8:00
Registration, coffee & networking
8:30
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Innovating road maintenance to increase the asset life cycle
8:40
INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE: Improving your road network – insights from managing & maintaining roads in the UK
  • Lessons on managing the UK’s highway network
  • Allocating road funding and planning to improve sustainability
  • A unique look at how the Department for Transport UK are advancing road maintenance

*Via Skype presentation

Steve Berry
Head, Highways Maintenance, Innovation, Resilience, Light Rail & Cableways Branch
Department for Transport UK
9:20
From landfill to road fill – how to optimise the reuse of waste in asphalt
  • Key considerations before reusing waste materials in asphalt mixes
  • The reuse of various streams of waste materials which have a proven track for reusing in asphalt
  • Recent developments in recycling of industrial waste materials in asphalt
Trevor Distin
Technical & Marketing Manager
Colas Australia
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
Utilising recycled tyres in asphalt for future sustainability
  • Trialling crumb rubber asphalt to reduce maintenance costs and increase asset life
  • Strategies to monitor road condition for defects over short and long term
  • Analysing the ongoing benefits of recycled tyres in asphalt including the benefits of diversion from waste
Russell King
Principal Engineer
City of Mitcham
11:40
Managing and Extending Concrete Service Life
  • Concrete Durability
  • Colloidal Silica Hydrogel Technology
Dr Jon Belkowitz
Director of Research and Development
Intelligent Concrete, LLC
12:10
Planning for maintenance to increase the longevity of the unsealed road network
  • Choosing appropriate material to increase pavement life
  • Options for pavement materials
  • Changing the way we manage unsealed road maintenance
Tim Jenkins
Manager Civil Services
Clarence Valley Council
12:50
Networking lunch
Collaborating for performance to get the best value from contracts
1:50
Lessons on collaboration from the Waikato Road Asset Technical Accord
  • Ten NZ local authorities collaborate on Strategic Asset Management
  • The ongoing benefits of collaboration
  • What are the benefits of working together – and how to overcome the challenges
Dawn Inglis
Manager
Waikato Road Asset Technical Accord
2:30
Cooperating for data collection & analysis to improve asset management
  • Working in conjunction to establish best practice
  • Developing asset management practices through collaboration and data sharing
  • Partnering to improve the cost-benefit outcomes of systems investments
John Finnerty
Asset Management Coordinator
Warrnambool City Council
3:10
Afternoon tea & networking
3:40
Embracing drone technology to collect & share data
  • A study on how drone photos and time lapses give a more comprehensive overview of councils road assets
  • Analysing the benefits of sharing photos and findings with contractors and the community
  • Using findings for funding applications
Blyth Short
Asset Management Coordinator
Byron Shire Council
4:20
BEER ROUNDTABLE & INNOVATION SHOWCASE

During this interactive session you will get to learn from like-minded peers and solutions providers whilst you discuss the latest strategies and products for improving the sustainability of roads with a well earned beer in hand

5:20
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Day One
5:30
NETWORKING DRINKS

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Day 2 - Wednesday 15th May, 2019

8:00
Welcome, coffee & networking
8:30
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Ben Clark
Lead, Strategic Asset Management
City of Adelaide
8:40
Improving data collection & translating it into evidence
  • Collecting and sharing data with other road authorities
  • Translating community expectations into performance targets
  • Assessing data quality in a journey to confidence in comparative reporting
Andrew McKillop
REG Program Manager
NZ Transport Agency
9:20
Predicting the impact of natural weather on pavement resilience
  • Preparing for the ongoing needs of the asset
  • Delivering road maintenance in a timely manner and meeting community expectations
  • Optimising the lifecycle of pavements through new treatments
Misbah Khan
Senior Asset Engineer
City of Liverpool
10:00
Morning tea & networking
10:30
KEYNOTE: Utilising recycled materials in pavement for future sustainability
  • Exploring advancements in recycled pavement materials
  • Urban vs rural uses of recycled materials
  • Analysing the ongoing benefits of this technology to create a business case
James Allen
Pavement Manager for Flexible Pavements
Roads & Maritime Services
11:10
PANEL DISCUSSION: Pavement techniques & technology for the 21st Century
  • Advancements in asphalt
  • Tips for saving money on pavement rehabilitation
  • Exploring the future for pavements
James Allen
Pavement Manager for Flexible Pavements
Roads & Maritime Services
Graham Hennessy
Chief Executive Officer
Auststab
12:10
Networking lunch
1:10
WORLD CAFE DISCUSSIONS

This session gives delegates an opportunity to share their experiences in remediating their roads and improving Australia’s largest infrastructure asset

2:10
Afternoon tea & networking
2:40
Developing a road asset management plan
  • How to effectively undertake the inspection and investigation of road assets
  • Converting findings and data into a treatment program
  • Creating a financial plan for ongoing asset management
Ben Clark
Lead, Strategic Asset Management
City of Adelaide
Maximising road safety through evaluation & remediation
3:20
How to utilise the Black Spot program to improve road safety
  • Making the most of the program to improve the road condition and safety
  • Methods for selecting appropriate treatments to reduce crash numbers and severity
  • Collecting and reporting data on the success of black spot remediation
Mike Holeszko
Principal Engineer
Southern Downs Regional Council
4:00
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Conference
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Key Speakers

Steve Berry
Head, Highways Maintenance, Innovation, Resilience, Light Rail & Cableways Branch
Department for Transport UK
Mike Holeszko
Principal Engineer
Southern Downs Regional Council
Dawn Inglis
Manager
Waikato Road Asset Technical Accord
Misbah Khan
Senior Asset Engineer
City of Liverpool