Paving the way forward through innovation & efficiency
Conference Date
28th & 29th April 2020
Location
Dockside Sydney
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Day 1 - Tuesday 28th April, 2020

8:30
Registration, coffee & networking
9:00
Opening remarks from the Chair
Driving efficiencies in maintenance processes to extend the asset life cycle
9:10
Prioritising early interventions within limited budget allowances
  • Developing a comprehensive asset maintenance schedule
  • Communicating the need for funding to engage in regular
    maintenance
  • Saving money in the long term through effective planning and
    investment
Malin Toft
Transport Engineer
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
9:50
Improving the sustainability of your bituminous pavements
  • To help reduce the demand for non-renewable materials we need to design and construct roads so that they will last longer
  • The use of selected waste materials can improve the performance and life of asphalt and spray seals
  • Preventative maintenance strategies and treatments can help extend the life of your surfacings and reduce your maintenance costs

Trevor Distin
Technical & Marketing Manager
COLAS Australia
10:20
Speed Networking

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

10:50
Morning tea & networking
11:20
Exploring cost-effective methods of prolonging the life of a road asset
  • Performing a cost-benefit analysis within the framework of
    longevity
  • Getting the best results possible within specifications and
    frameworks
  • Incorporating road furniture within the scope of engineering and
    maintenance
Tarique Memon
Senior Project Engineer Asset Performance - Civil Services
Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics NT
12:00
Gaining buy-in around the importance of proactive road maintenance & renewal activities
  • Communicating the value of maintenance to council executives
  • Protecting budgetary allowances for road-related works
  • Ensuring that funds are allocated ahead of time, avoiding costly
    reactive maintenance
Todd Clarke
Director City Services
Randwick City Council
12:40
Networking lunch
1:40
Adopting a sustainability mindset within existing frameworks & specifications
  • Exploring opportunities to adopt more sustainable practices
  • Highlighting ways in which simple changes can be made which
    aren’t cost prohibitive
  • Examining where specification frameworks allow for changes in
    practice
Zahid Hoque
Manager Pavement Performance
Transport for NSW
Leveraging available resources through data-driven decision-making
2:20
Non Destructive Pavement Investigations & Analysis
  • Examples of the different Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) types used and their uses for pavement investigations and evaluation
  • The uses of Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) Testing for both network level analysis and project level investigation
James Loney
Pavement Technology Manager
Durkin Construction
2:50
Afternoon tea & networking
3:20
Navigating the landscape of contracts & procurement
  • Making informed decisions that will stretch the budget further
  • Knowing when to renew and when it’s time for a change of
    contractors
  • Understanding best-practice approaches to tender processes and
    contract management
Marie Talevska
Category Manager
Local Government Procurement
4:00
Beer Roundtable and 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

5:00
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Day One
5:10
Networking Drinks

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Day 2 - Wednesday 29th April, 2020

8:30
Welcome, coffee & networking
9:00
Opening remarks from the Chair
Exploring innovations in road engineering & maintenance technologies
9:10
Developing a comprehensive asset management schedule
  •  Performing a cost-benefit analysis within the framework of longevity
  • Getting the best results possible within specifications and frameworks
  • Managing change through the transition to a new asset management system
Ben Clark
Lead - Strategic Asset Management
City of Adelaide
9:50
Assessing future directions for the development & use of recycled road materials
  • Finding new uses for end of life tyres and other reusable products
  • Exploring applications for crumb rubber and its benefits
  • Transitioning from traditional materials to those with higher ratios of recycled components
Dominic Dimartino
Asset Services Manager
Brimbank City Council
10:30
Morning tea & networking
11:00
Spotlight Session

This session will give attendees an opportunity to share their experiences in remediating their roads and planning for the continued maintenance of their assets

11:40
CASE STUDY: Burwood Council’s adoption of alternatives to traditional pavement materials
  • Providing residents and road users with longer life pavements at reduced costs
  • Successes and challenges from a series of renewal projects
  • Limiting the impact on surrounding roads through reduced waste haulage
Michael Limnos
Manager Civil Construction
Burwood Council
12:20
Networking lunch
Assessing risk & opportunity in the future-proofing of roads
1:20
Developing a future-focused road strategy
Mardi Cuthbert
Coordinator - Traffic & Transport
Yarra Ranges Shire Council
2:00
Future trends & issues impacting on pavement performance
  • Exploring the effects of changing weather patterns and climate change
  • Emerging issues challenging pavement designers
Invited: Kym Neaylon
Executive Manager Professional Development
Centre for Pavement Engineering Education (CPEE)
2:40
Afternoon tea & networking
3:10
Looking to the future based on past pavement performance
  • Using research findings to reduce whole of life-cycle cost
  • Reducing road deterioration in the long term
Invited: Senior Representative
Australian Asphalt Pavement Association
3:50
To seal or not to seal? Assessment frameworks for regional roads
  • Determining the most suitable option for your roads
  • Selecting the most appropriate sealant for road usage level and needs
  • Exploring when sealing is the most applicable option
Invited: Tom Sanders
Manager Asset Maintenance
Cassowary Coast Council
4:30
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Conference
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Key Speakers

Ben Clark
Lead - Strategic Asset Management
City of Adelaide
Malin Toft
Transport Engineer
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
Zahid Hoque
Manager Pavement Performance
Transport for NSW
Mardi Cuthbert
Coordinator - Traffic & Transport
Yarra Ranges Shire Council