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Review of Infravation Forum Session FS2 at IALCCE 2016 and International Market Event for Infravation innovation projects

These two key events took place on 18-19th October 2016 in Delft, the Netherlands

 

The Fifth International Symposium on Life -Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2016) , which took place from 16-19th October, brought world experts together to share recent progress and formulate future directions to life-cycle civil engineering. The programme included an Infravation forum session on the afternoon of Tuesday 18th October in Delft, the Netherlands. The forum, entitled "Infravation: advancing infrastructure innovations through transnational collaboration", featured members of the Infravation Management Group and the nine Infravation innovation Project Coordinators.

Peter Wilbers, Coordinator of the Infravation programme from Rijkswaterstaat, gave a welcome and brief overview and he was followed by a short pitch byfive of the nine project Coordinators: HEALROAD by Daniel Castro-Fresno, Full Professor,  University of Cantabria, FASSTBRIDGE by María Zalbide, Project Manager, TECNALIA, SHAPE by Andrea Benedetti, University of Bologna, Italy, SUREBRIDGE by Reza Haghani, Associate Professor, Chalmers University of Technology and SEACON by Federica Lollini, Assistant professor,Politecnico di Milano.

Thierry Goger, FEHRL Secretary-General, led the ensuing lively forum discussion which focused on innovations, outcomes and implementation. This included three Project Coordinators - Daniel Castro-Fresno, Full Professor,  University of Cantabria (ALTERPAVE), Emmanuel Chailleux, Researcher, IFSTTAR (BIOREPAVATION) and Narayanan Neithalath, Professor, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (ECLIPS). He was joined by three high-level representatives from National Road Authorities - Kjersti Kvalheim of NPRA,  Katharine Petros of FHWA and Ruud Smit of Rijkswaterstaat.

See http://www.infravation.net/events for all the presentations from this session (at the bottom of the page), click here for the photos and here for short video clips.

As well as this Infravation IALCCE 2016 forum session, an Infravation Steering Group meeting was held in the morning of Tuesday 18th October and a meeting of the Scientific Panel and the coordinators of the research projects in the morning of Wednesday 19th October at a venue very close to the IALCCE conference. And a special side event to IALCCE 2016 was be held on the afternoon of Wednesday 19th October called the "International Market Event - Infravation innovation projects".

At the International Market Event for more than 100 mostly Dutch road infrastructure experts, Jean Luc Beguin, member of the Executive board for Rijkswaterstaat and Chief Engineer/Director Programmes, projects and Maintenance, gave a welcome and brief overview and he was followed by a short pitch by eight of the nine project Coordinators (SEEBRIDGE was unforunately not able to attend either event):

ALTERPAVE by Daniel Castro-Fresno, Full Professor,  University of Cantabria, BIOREPAVATION by Emmanuel Chailleux, Researcher, IFSTTAR, ECLIPS by Narayanan Neithalath, Professor, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, FASSTBRIDGE by María Zalbide, Project Manager, TECNALIA, HEALROAD by Daniel Castro-Fresno, SHAPE by Andrea Benedetti, University of Bologna, Italy, SUREBRIDGE by Reza Haghani, Associate Professor, Chalmers University of Technology, SEACON by Federica Lollini, Assistant professor,Politecnico di Milano.

See http://www.infravation.net/events for all the presentations from this session (at the bottom of the page), click here for the photos and here for short video clips.

 

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