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Workshop: Novel Practices for Effective Road Assets Management
March 31, 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CEST
About the Workshop
On 31 March 2022, IRF was pleased to host an IRF Workshop on “Novel Practices for Effective Road Assets Management”. The workshop was held in a hybrid format – in person at Intertraffic Amsterdam, and via Zoom.
Growing population, urbanization, climate change and the energy transition will be key drivers of change in transport in the next 10-15 years. According to UN Habitat, by 2050 seven out of ten people will be living in urban areas. In 30 years, 3 billion cars will be on our roads — whether autonomous or not. That means one car for every three people on the planet.
Direct damage to transport infrastructure from natural disasters costs already billions of dollars annually, and indirect costs to inclusive economic growth from severed freight and passenger movements are immeasurable. Equally, the cost of congestion, the adjustments needed to accommodate the arrival of autonomous vehicles and the impact of the energy transition further add to the daunting picture. Strengthening efficiency, climate proofing, resilience, and prevention & preparedness of our road assets is critical for the resilience of the entire society facing various external challenges ranging from climate change to pandemics.
What strategies would best help meet those challenge? How do we set priorities and how do we pay for the adaptation efforts needed? What the innovative practices that can help this transition?
Certainly, there’s an urgent need to innovate asset management. Recent technology innovations such as Digital Twins have great potential to enable the needed approach for road condition predictions and proactive asset management. But what more do we need?
Note: Presentations of the speakers can be found within the programme below.
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14:00 – 14:05
Susanna Zammataro – Director General, IRF
14:05 – 14:20
- Lise Weidner – Head of Strategic Roads Division, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
- Steve Philips – Secretary-General, CEDR, UK
14:20 – 14:50
- The role of Integrated Decision Support Systems in Infrastructure – Pietro Torchi Lucifora – General Manager, Ecogest SpA, Italy & Antonio Stornello – Architect and Co-founder, Kassandra Srl, UK
- Data Will “Revolutionize” Also the Road Sector – Nicolas Miravalls – CEO, Oris, France
- Autonomous Road Inspector – Ibon Arechalde – CEO, ASIMOB, Spain
- A Digital Twin for Roads Combined Physics & Data-driven Approach – Mehran Eskandari Torbaghan – Lecturer in Infrastructure Asset Management, University of Birmingham, UK
- Physical and Digital Infrastructure (PDI) Supporting CCAM – Thierry Goger – Secretary-General, FERHL, Belgium
14:50 – 15:00
Logistics & Registration
The workshop will be hosted in the margins of Intertraffic Amsterdam and in a hybrid format:
Join us in person
For those attending in person, the workshop will be taking place at RAI Amsterdam in room G102 (scroll down the page to see a map).
Important Note: Those attending in person in Amsterdam will have to register also for Intertraffic. Registration for Intertraffic is free of charge until 21 March and can be done HERE.
Join us via Zoom
We will make the workshop available via Zoom for those who can’t join us in person. To join us, all you have to do is register on the button below:
Meet with the IRF Staff at Intertraffic
Do you have any general inquiries, or would you like to discuss instead IRF Membership opportunities? Click here to book an available slot with someone from our staff to discuss it in person at Intertraffic Amsterdam!
Speaking for You
Architect & Co-founder
Head of Strategic Roads Division
European Investment Bank (EIB)
Lecturer in Infrastructure
University of Birmingham