As the Federal Government’s Bridge Renewal Program continues to provide funding for the upgrade and replacement of bridges, it is a crucial time for local government to act and bolster their bridge networks to future proof these costly assets.
The Bridge Asset Management & Renewal conference will bring together local and state government stakeholders and contractors to give attendees insights into technical engineering techniques and asset management programs that focus on reviewing, renewing and maintaining their bridge networks.
Attend & learn how to
- Improve inspection techniques for timber and concrete structures
- Develop an asset management plan for your bridge network
- Renew and replace ageing bridges with more sustainable structures
- Advance technical bridge engineering techniques
Who will attend?
Directors, General Managers, Managers & Engineers from State & Local Government with responsibilities for:
- Asset Management
- Capital Works
- Maintenance Work
- Bridge Upgrades & Renewal
Attend to learn:
- Improve & innovate bridge inspection for better portfolio management
- Develop a bridge asset management plan to manage ongoing maintenance needs
- Apply modern engineering techniques to renew & replace ageing bridges
- Extend the life-cycle of your bridge network
Washington State Department of Transportation
Nick is a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and has over 13 years of bridge design related experience. He began his career with the Bridge and Structures office of the Washington State Department of Transportation as a Bridge Engineer, designing bridges and other transportation related structures of varying complexity. Nick has also worked on mega-projects and in contract administration for WSDOT before accepting a position with HDR, Inc. where he spent 3 years. Nick is currently the Floating Bridge and Special Structures Design Manager for WSDOT.
John has over 40 years of experience in bridge design and construction.John is a highly experienced bridge engineer with extensive project history, including bridges within Australia, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, New Zealand and Africa. This experience encompasses a wide range of loadings, spans and structure types.
John is Aurecon’s Global Expertise Leader for Bridges. In this role he is responsible for the promotion of Aurecon’s technical brand, development of specific training and skills, input into resource allocation, business development, promotion and development of digital engineering for bridges, technical reviews and verifications and contribution to a culture of capturing, storing and sharing knowledge for the betterment of the group.John has presented over 50 technical papers at various technical forums covering a range of diverse initiatives throughout my career including; Bridges for the 21st century, New materials in construction – where to from here and How bridges can be both sustainable and cost effective.
John was awarded the 2016 Technical Excellence Award from Roads Australia.
In 2018 he was named one of Engineer Australia’s 30 most innovative engineers.
He awarded the John Connell Gold medal for 2018 by the Structural College of the Institution of Engineers Australia
John is passionate about exploring new ideas, innovation, design led thinking and sustainable construction, and in helping to create and enable a diverse, professional environment where people can thrive and grow.
During his career Dylan has held very challenging and rewarding positions at MidCoast Water, Tamworth Regional Council and Walcha Council. He currently holds the position of Director – Engineering Services at Walcha Council. He works on an array of local government engineering projects, with talented & passionate colleagues. He is very proud and thankful to be apart of the local government engineering community, as all steps of his career have provided an opportunity to learn and grow.
New Zealand Transport Authority
SRG Global is an engineering-led specialist construction, maintenance and mining services group built to solve the complex problems across the entire asset lifecycle. SRG Global has been designing, constructing, repairing and strengthening bridges since the 1960’s, becoming an acknowledged leader in building and maintaining complex bridge infrastructure on an international level.
SRG Global can provide a variety of specialist services using state of the art technology for the maintenance or upgrade of bridge structures including external post-tensioning, carbon fibre
strengthening systems, strengthening of steel bridges, bearing replacement including temporary works design and jacking, blast and paint, concrete overlays and joint replacement.
SRG Global can also provide bridge construction services including incremental launching, cable stays, match-cast segmental bridges, balanced cantilever cast insitu bridges, post-tensioning, voided slab and box girder bridges, pedestrian bridges, travelling formwork systems, monitoring and testing.
Mainmark offers unique, innovative solutions for rectifying ground engineering and asset
preservation problems in residential, industrial, commercial, civil engineering and mining
situations. Mainmark works across the globe with offices in Australia, New Zealand, Japan,
South East Asia and the UK.
For more than 20 years, Mainmark has built a reputation by providing cost effective and efficient solutions, great products, and excellent service. We have led the world in offering some of the
most advanced and accurate solutions for structure re-levelling, including our proprietary
engineered resin injection solution Teretek ® – a cost-effective, non-invasive alternative to
traditional underpinning. Teretek is a unique two-in-one solution that delivers both ground
improvement and re-levelling. It increases ground bearing capacity, fills voids, and can mitigate
Worldwide, Mainmark has completed tens of thousands of projects, varying from small domestic
applications to large commercial, industrial, civil and mining projects. We deliver bespoke
solutions for everything from earthquake remediation using our JOG Computer-Controlled
Grouting and Jet Grouting, void filling using our specialised lightweight cementitious product
Terefil ® , measuring structures’ dynamic signatures with STRAAM, and revitalising ageing
infrastructure with ENCAP6 ® . Our highly skilled technicians can deliver your solution with ease,
no matter the environment or challenge at hand.
InQuik Bridging Systems
The InQuik bridge system is an innovative Australian designed and manufactured product,
which reduces the cost and complexity associated with conventional bridge replacement.
The solution has huge benefits to key Government projects, including Bridges Renewal,
Fixng Country Bridges, Flood Mitigation, Roads to recovery, funding for local roads, building
better regions fund, regional growth fund, community development grants program and
Black Spot program.
InQuik supply the superstructure components to enable Council road crews, local labour,
piling contractors, concrete suppliers, crane hire companies to install the pre engineered,
pre certified modules keeping funds and work in the local community.
The “place and pour” methodology means that the InQuik Integral Bridge can be installed by semi skilled labour over 2-3 days over a total project timeline of 1 to 2 weeks.
InQuik manufacturing is based out of Newcastle, NSW, it is made with Australian steel and
certified by the Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation (SMEC) to comply with AS5100
Bridge code & T44 or SM1600 load ratings.
Complex Co. is a highly experienced contractor, specialising in technical infrastructure projects. Since establishment, the goal for Complex Co. was to build a company which entrenched the values of innovation, safety and quality into all aspects of the workplace.
These values quickly earned the business an exceptional reputation of providing unparalleled service and innovative construction solutions to government and non-government infrastructure providers. The same values have also seen Complex Co. deliver some iconic projects that help define the nation.
Complex Co.’s construction and maintenance capabilities include; bridges, roads, buildings, dams, stormwater, sewer and more.
Complex Co. is an accredited carbon fibre installer with extensive experience in concrete strengthening and remediation projects.
Corrosion Control Engineering
Corrosion Control Engineering (CCE) is Australasia’s leading corrosion engineering company specialising in all aspects of Cathodic Protection (CP) and related fields. The CCE Group commenced operation in 2001 and has grown to 8 offices and 90 staff located throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Our engineers and technicians are experts in the area of corrosion mitigation and asset preservation for buried, immersed and steel reinforced concrete structures. Each of CCE’s regional offices has a Principal Engineer with between 30-40 years’ experience in cathodic protection and we are proud of the fact we have more NACE Certified CP Technicians, Technologists & Specialists than any other company in Australasia.
CCE’s CP Services Include:
- Cathodic Protection (CP) design, materials supply, installation and commissioning for
a variety of civil, marine and steel reinforced concrete structures including bridges,
piles, wharves & jetties.
- Cathodic Protection consulting, auditing, troubleshooting and routine maintenance.
- Independent review of third party CP designs, specifications and reports.
- Cathodic Protection system remote monitoring.
In addition to the above Cathodic Protection related services, we also have an in-house Corrosion Consultancy division offering the following services:
- Condition Assessment
- Asset Integrity Management
- Corrosion Failure investigations
We use our knowledge, experience and training to provide asset owners with cost effective solutions to protect people, infrastructure and the environment from the destructive effects of corrosion.
- Cathodic Protection (CP) design, materials supply, installation and commissioning for
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What People Are Saying
“Fantastic range of topics with open and frank discussions on what has been working and what hasn’t from practitioners representing industry, local, state and international governments.”Asset Engineer, Blue Mountains City Council
Date: 27 Sep 2018 By: Ash Natesh
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Date: 13 Aug 2018 By: Dan Tingley
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