The recently announced Bridge Renewal Programme commits over $360 million over five years to renew Local and State Government bridges across Australia. This provides asset owners with a vital opportunity to renew their ageing assets and drive improvement in their transport infrastructure.
The 'Bridge Asset Management & Renewal' conference will focus on:
- How to strategically plan your bridge portfolio on limited funding
- How to improve your inspection techniques & conduct innovative maintenance works
- How to manage the replacement & renewal processes
This conference is attracting senior stakeholders from State and Local Government with responsibility for:
- Asset Management
- Capital Works
- Maintenance Work
- Bridge Upgrades & Renewal
Attend to learn:
- Discover award winning practice from other asset owners
- Gain key technical insights on condition assessments, load capacity, inspection techniques & heritage listed bridges
- Improve your asset management & maintenance procedures
- Two days of industry networking & knowledge
Roads & Maritime Services NSW
Wije Ariyaratne is an Adjunct Professor of Engineering at UTS and has over 45 years of service with the Roads & Maritime Services of NSW, Australia (RMS) and its predecessors. He has a very wide experience in bridge engineering covering design, construction, maintenance, operations, asset management, structural health monitoring and load testing.
As Director Bridges & Structures (DBS) he has been leading RTA/RMS Bridge & Structural Engineering since 2000. As the DBS, he is accountable for the development, maintenance and retention of RMS bridge and structural engineering capabilities, providing high level strategic and technical leadership and positioning the RMS Bridge & Structural Engineering as a pre-eminent technical expert in bridge engineering in order to minimise the RMS’s technical risk in the operation and management of over 5,700 bridge assets and other highway structures, with a replacement value of $25 billion, and thereby keep its road network safe, sustainable and efficient for public use.
He represents the RMS on a number of national committees such as Standards Australia, Austroads, National Transport Commission and other industry liaison groups and chaired the revising AS5100 Bridge Design Code which was published on 31 March 2017. He is also a member of UTS Industry Advisory Net, Member of Australian Structural Health Monitoring and Member of Advisory Panel for CRC on Bridges and Structures. He has forty one (47) technical presentations to his credit.
Mal Kersting has an extensive background in the planning and implementation of road and bridge projects. As Regional Director for VicRoads Northern Victoria, he has responsibility for management of around one fifth of Victoria’s rural arterial road network, comprising around 3,800 km of arterial roads (including freeways, highways) and 800 structures (bridges and major culverts). Mal has extensive experience in bridge and road design, business management and program development. More recently, he has been instrumental in leading teams for the planning of large scale and innovative projects, including the Echuca-Moama bridge, Ravenswood Interchange project and Kilmore-Wallan Bypass. Planning for a second crossing of the Murray River at Echuca-Moama dates back some 51 years. Finding a solution that met the community’s needs and gaining the necessary approvals and funding has been an amazing journey.
Scenic Rim Regional Council
Patrick, a director within local government for more than 25 years, has witnessed many changes in infrastructure delivery and the expectations of the communities in which local government serves.
Passionate about sustainable infrastructure, Patrick is about asset renewal for the long term with an approach to infrastructure delivery.
As a member of Engineering Australia, an active member of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia, and a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland, Patrick applies this engineering expertise with his Business Administration discipline to deliver asset based community services.
Mainmark provides a range of specialist ground engineering and asset preservation solutions for the residential, commercial, industrial, civil infrastructure and mining sectors and has 25 years of experience across Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region.
Mainmark has expertise in raising, re-levelling and re-supporting concrete slabs, pavements, bridge approaches, highways, railways, airports, sea ports, culverts on roads, buildings and many other structures. We strengthen and stabilise weak ground, fill holes and voids, decommission pipelines and culverts, and revitalise ageing concrete and steel infrastructure.
Mainmark now offers STRAAM (STructural Risk Assessment And Management) technology for Australian and New Zealand businesses. It is the world’s most advanced platform for the unique dynamic signature or “heartbeat” of structures (bridges, dams, buildings, marine structures, energy facilities, and other large, monolithic structures) to determine the cause of damage, risk of further damage, and overall structural stability. Using non-destructive ground monitors to conduct a Structural-Cardiograph (SCG), STRAAM establishes the building’s dynamic signature and provides real-time reports that accurately assess the stiffness of a structure and changes in the capacity of the structure due to subsidence, ageing, earthquake damage, or other activity.
Complex Civil is a leading civil construction, management and consultancy company.
In 1993, Complex Civil was established to provide a construction management consultancy service to
civil engineering companies. The company quickly evolved, specializing in the design and commissioning of temporary works systems for bridges and concrete structures on major
projects throughout Australia and South-East Asia.
In 1996 the business expanded and began operations as a civil construction contractor. Focusing on bridgeworks and technical civil works. Since its beginnings Complex Civil has seen vast growth in the construction industry. Providing unparalleled service in civil construction, management and consultancy.
Complex Civil specialise in a wide variety of civil engineering disciplines and is backed by a team of dynamic and energetic staff, Complex Civil is committed to delivering quality projects to government and non-government civil infrastructure providers. Our company values and diverse skill set are the defining attributes that set us apart from our competition.
Sterling Group Consultants Pty. Ltd. (Sterling) is a professional services and contracting firm providing Infrastructure Asset Management, Structural Engineering and Project Delivery services to a variety of private and public sector organizations.
UNIQUE SERVICE OFFER
Sterling has a unique offer to owners and operators of transport infrastructure. We are able to provide all the expertise and experience of a Tier one engineering firm from a smaller organisational format that encourages competitive pricing, responsiveness and innovation. Practical solutions are at the heart of all of our work. We place the utmost emphasis on safety in all of our endeavors to ensure the wellbeing of our staff, Client and subcontractor staff, and the public at large. We take pride in our abilities to form strong client partnerships and communicate effectively, and we are driven to deliver our services to the highest professional standard.
CAPABILITY AS STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS AND INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGERS
Sterling’s Engineering Team provides expert advice to asset owners/operators in the areas of structural design, inspection, assessment and remedial engineering. Our engineers have proven capabilities and experience in the provision of field investigations, new designs, load ratings, remedial designs, strengthening designs and life-extension solutions for civil infrastructure assets, such as bridges and culverts, of all forms and material types. We provide our clients with technically sound yet practical solutions tailored to meet their specific requirements and project constraints.
ALE Heavylift (Australia) Pty Ltd is part of a global company which offers heavy transportation on- and off-road, specialist cranes and innovative lifting solutions for the civil, power generation, mining and oil & gas industries.
Organisations worldwide choose ALE because we’re one of the biggest international heavy transportation and lifting contractors, with a global network of operating centres and a large fleet of heavy cranes, specialist transport and installation equipment.
In Australia we operate the following:
- A fleet of cranes (up to 1350t);
- Self-propelled modular trailers (used for a wide variety of applications including relocation of large bridge sections when combined with our jacking system);
- Road going hydraulic modular trailers (over the road heavy haulage); and
- Specialist lifting equipment – jacking/skidding/4-point lift and lock systems
ALE has a long history of working closely with major civil engineering companies throughout Australia. With experience in high-profile infrastructure projects, we fulfil our role accurately, safely and with minimal disruption.
We invest as much in our people as we do in our equipment, with a world-class management structure to support our technical potential. We have in-house engineering and offer a turn-key managed service for any heavy transport and lifting requirements you may have throughout service.
Absafe is a specialist contractor with a proven track record in using industrial rope access methods to conduct inspections, repairs and maintenance works on all forms of building facades and structures. We specialise in providing qualitative works in difficult access environments with comprehensive risk assessment and hazard mitigation. Backed by a full remedial and diagnostics engineering department, Absafe is equipped to devise innovative, cost-effective solutions for clients. Our projects are consistently delivered on time and on budget.
Operating since 2002, Absafe has built an impressive portfolio of work across a variety of applications, including large-scale repairs on chimney stacks, cement silos, cooling towers, power station boiler ducts, bridges, transmission towers and more. We have successfully undertaken a number of bridge rehabilitation contracts in Victoria through partnership with local councils.
We are an Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) accredited company with a team of IRATA qualified personnel, are endorsed by the Painting Contractor Certification Program (PCCP) and are ISO 9001, 4801, 14001 certified. We also maintain active membership in key trade associations that testify to our expertise in remediation works. We are driven by a philosophy of unbeaten qualitative outcomes, minimal disturbance to the structure, and safeguarding of the environment.
What People Are Saying
“The Criterion team delivered an excellent conference, it was informative and allowed for some great networking opportunities.”Asset Manager, Gilgandra Shire Council & Past attendee at Local Government Asset Management 2016
“As always, these conferences continue to impress, their content is always relevant to situations we are currently going through and they are a great atmosphere to network.”Asset Engineer, Townsville City Council & Past attendee at Data for Local Government Asset Planning 2016
“Criterion brings together a perfect mix of expert knowledge and practical experience to share ways of identifying and solving problems so we can all channel our energy in the right direction”Manager Strategic Assets, Greater Shepparton City Council & Past attendee at the Data for Local Government Asset Management conference 2016
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Endorsers & Media Partners
Roads & Civil Works
Roads & Civil Works Australia is the country’s leading specialist road management, construction and civil works magazine.
The magazine is distributed to over 5500 key decision makers in the $100 billion + roads and infrastructure industry, as a central tool used in making purchasing decisions.
The Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) is a member-based not-for-profit public and private industry council. ISCA is the peak industry body for advancing sustainability outcomes in infrastructure.
ISCA specialise in the facilitation and development of industry led performance based integrated triple-bottom-line governance and reporting frameworks, decision tools and rating tools; generating communities of practise throughout the lifecycle from funding, planning, procurement, design and delivery to operations and maintenance.