The 8th Annual Road Engineering & Maintenance conference that took place on 14th & 15th May 2019 in Sydney provided practical strategies and ideas for delivering efficient road maintenance and managing the asset effectively and affordably. Hear about innovative, award-winning practices and contemporary solutions for reducing costs and improving the life cycle of roads.
Attendees will gain invaluable insights on:
- Preparing for future changes & challenges in road maintenance
- Collaborating & building relationships with other stakeholders
- New technologies to revolutionise your asset management & data collection
- Improving pavements to increase the asset life cycle
- Creating an achievable & cost effective asset management plan for the road network
Senior leaders, directors & managers from state & local government & industry associations responsible for:
- Road maintenance & engineering
- Strategic & network planning
- Infrastructure development & management
- Highway & road network management
- Asset management & maintenance
- Contract development & management
Attend to learn:
- Innovate road maintenance to increase the asset life cycle
- Collaborate for performance & get the best value from contracts
- Implement technology & modern engineering techniques
- Maximise road safety through evaluation & remediation
Department for Transport UK
Steve is currently Head of Local Roads, Innovation, Resilience, Light Rail and Cableways Branch within the UK’s Department for Transport’s Local Transport Directorate. Steve has been Head of the Branch since 2010. Steve has spent his career in the Civil Service and recently was awarded the OBE in the 2014 New Year Honours for his services to local highways maintenance, resilience and innovation.
Southern Downs Regional Council
Commenced with Queensland Department of Main Roads in 1985 and worked with them for 28 years in all facets of engineering within District operations.
For the last 5 years I have been the Maintenance Engineering Coordinator for Southern Downs Regional Council.
- 22 years as an Registered Professional Engineer Queensland,
- Being a mentor and coach for junior engineers
- 2016/17 submitted and awarded 15 out of 15 Black Spot Projects for Southern Downs Regional Council.
- Main Roads District Representative to Black Spot and Safer Roads Sooner State Technical Committee for 4 years,
- Winner 2007 Roads Alliance Excellence Awards
- Leadership Excellence Winner 2005 Roads Alliance Excellence Awards – “Innovation in joint purchasing and/or resource sharing”
- Merit Award 2006 Main Roads Excellence Awards Business – Innovation and Improvement
- Winner 2006 Australian Safer Communities Award – Pre disaster Winner 2006 Queensland Safer Communities Awards – Pre disaster Winner 2005 Queensland Road Safety Awards – State Government Initiatives
- Winner Geoff Wilmoth Award 2004 and again 2017 – Best Paper IPWEAQ Conference
- Personal Interests include: Grain feeding cattle, gardening, fishing, Sci-Fi movies, being in the great outdoors, and last but not least spending quality time with my family.
Waikato Road Asset Technical Accord
Since mid-2016 Dawn Inglis has been leading a collaboration in strategic asset management (roads) in the Waikato Region of New Zealand. The collaboration was formed between ten local councils and is focussed on supporting the building of better systems and processes leading to enhanced decision making. This includes benchmarking outcomes across the councils, implementing good practice data management, and procuring consistent condition and demand data. Dawn is also supporting the work of the Road Efficiency Group in NZ.
Prior to this Dawn has been involved in local authority road and transport management for all of her career.
City of Liverpool
Dr. Khan is a Civil Engineer; APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) Engineer; International Professional Engineer (Aus); Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng.) and Member of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation, UK. He obtained a PhD in Civil Engineering, where he had a significant contribution on pavement management including the effect of flooding. He has over 22 years’ of experiences as a Pavement Management and Strategic Asset Management Expert, Highway Engineer and Transport Specialist while working in the South-East Asia, Southern Africa, Middle-East and Australia regions. He was the Professional Engineer of the Year, Newcastle Division of Engineers Australia in 2016.
DURKIN provides professional engineering services to the construction and urban development industries. Our area of specialisation is in pavements. Our range of engineering services include: Borehole Investigations, Pavement Coring, Test Pits, Compaction Testing, Falling Weight Deflectometer Testing (FWD), Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Investigations for pavement layers and underground utilities, Asphalt QA Testing, Soil and Road Material Testing, Pavement Rehabilitation Designs, Pavement Works Supervision, Locating and Mapping of Sub-Surface Utilities, CCTV Investigations, Drainage surveys, and Topographical Surveys.
At DURKIN, we pride ourselves on supporting our clients with practical, cost-effective, and innovative solutions to their diverse project requirements. We provide services to both public and private sectors and our client base comprises State Government Organisations, Local Government Organisations, Major Design Consultants, and Construction Companies.
We use the latest technologies in our field, which enables us to offer our clients a wide range of cutting-edge solutions to their projects.
As a culturally diverse organisation, employing professionals and filed technicians from many different nationalities, we endeavour to manifest our three core values of Innovation, Integrity, and Respect in every aspect of our business including relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Markham – adding life to concrete with innovative multi-benefit concrete treatments.
Markham’s team is working throughout Australasia and the UK helping achieve genuine and cost-effective solutions for concrete structures.
We focus on PENETRATING HYDROGEL FOR CONCRETE – a disruptive multi-benefit treatment with both short-term and long-term benefits!
When you choose Markham, you’re choosing the proven team with a track record of more than 20 years’ experience enhancing concrete performance on over 4000 concrete structures.
1/ Technical support
WE KNOW WHAT WORKS WHERE, AND WHAT DOESN’T.
We work with you to find the best approach to suit your project’s unique situation. Our team has extensive knowledge about how our products and treatments will perform across a broad range of situations over the long-term.
2/ Project Management
WE OFFER GUARANTEED SUPPLY AND APPLY CONTRACTS.
Our proven experience in managing large and small-scale projects in the construction and civil sectors means our clients can trust us to deliver the right solution, on time and on budget.
3/ Quality Control
WE ARE COMMITTED TO HELPING YOU ACHIEVE RESULTS.
Markham has developed a culture of continual improvement at every level of our business – from product research and development to customer service and project management – quality is paramount.
RAMM Software provides exceptional asset and work management software to local governments, national authorities, consultants, and contractors throughout Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji. Our software suite is used in the management of every public road in New Zealand and Fiji, and has been used for road assessment and maintenance management since the 1980s.
The RAMM suite of applications is map-based and designed to be user-friendly and intuitive.
RAMM’s mobile solution, Pocket RAMM, together with our Work Management modules, have been used by NZ, Australian and Fijian Local Governments and road maintenance contractors for many years. The RAMM suite of software manages over 1.5 million km of roads, captures 1.7 million works defects annually with a total maintenance claim value of $1.5 billion, and has nearly 12 million assets in the system.
RAMM User Defined Tables (UDTs) are the secret to our clients’ ability to manage virtually all their assets whether they are road-related or not. Their infinite variety and configurability enable clients to keep and use exactly the information they need.
RAMM Software is committed to the continuous improvement of the RAMM suite as we aim to give our clients the most productive software experience.
Assetic delivers complete infrastructure asset management through our industry-specific software and
Asset management professionals – whether they be engineering or finance focussed – work more efficiently, empowered by a pre-configured central repository for all their asset data. Decision analytics and proprietary algorithms reveal opportunities to improve performance and save millions, and multiple scenarios are visualised and quantified in seconds.
Cloud-based, ISO 55000-aligned and easy to implement, use and integrate, Assetic delivers organisations
a solution specific to their needs, and flexible enough to be implemented in stages depending on business
need, resources and skills.
What People Are Saying
“Criterion consistently delivers some of the industry’s best asset management and road maintenance focused conferences. They attract high-quality presenters and put together a program covering a broad range of topics from local government and private industry. The networking opportunities are fantastic. I will definitely consider attending the next Criterion Conference.”Central Coast Council & Road Engineering & Maintenance attendee, 2018
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Endorsers & Media Partners
Traffic Management Association of Australia
The Traffc Management Association of Australia (TMAA) is the peak body for Traffc Management. The TMAA represents the Traffc Management and Traffc Control industry throughout Australia. The TMAA represents a total cross section of industry providers from small regional businesses to national traffc management companies working across all states and all road and infrastructure projects. The continued growth of traffc management across the nation is a direct result of the growth in government and private projects currently under development and planned for the future. Traffc management companies and traffc controllers across the country work in a range of multi-billion dollar infrastructure, recovery, relief and rebuild projects. We represent all aspects of works projects: repair, emergencies, events, utilities, building and construction and protection.
TMAA has had signifcant success in raising the profle of our industry and bringing the voice of traffc management companies to Government and industry sectors that we support. Never before has there been such an opportunity to shape the way our industry develops, is trained and affected by policy. TMAA is our industry’s voice and it contributes to all major conversations that pertain to what we do on the road every day. It’s important that we continue to focus on relevant issues and create a solid foundation for our next chapter, what are we going to do and how are we going to do it? Our Mission will be achieved through focusing on 8 pillars of action.