Congress of Road Infrastructure Management

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The Polish Road Congress - National Committee of the World Road Association PIARC and INFRAMA Educational Initiative invite you to the Congress of Road Infrastructure Management. The event is located in the Golden Tulip Hotel **** at 2 Towarowa street.

The Road Infrastructure Management Congress is the first of its kind in Poland. Its purpose is to popularize in Poland a new, comprehensive approach to infrastructure management, known as Asset Management. The Congress will be international, with experts from the Asset Management Technical Committee of the PIARC World Road Association taking part.

The honorary patronage was granted by the Minister of Infrastructure, General Director of National Roads and Motorways, the Convention of Directors of Voivodship Road Boards as well as the PIARC World Road Association.

The topics of the meeting will concern, among others, management of road infrastructure at the strategic, tactical and operational level, including diagnostics of pavement condition in planning repairs and maintenance programs, risk management, infrastructure management throughout the life cycle.

Congress is divided into two days. Plenary sessions are scheduled on the first day (Polish-English translation is provided), and on the second day - workshop sessions in Polish only. Participants have a choice of 2 workshop paths: one dedicated to road repairs and diagnostics, and the other to traffic safety and risk management. If you are interesated, please make sure to select the workshop path in the registration form.


December 4th (Wednesday)

10:00 Inaugural session

10:00 Opening remarks - Zbigniew Kotlarek, president of Polish Road Congress, dr Sławomir Heller, INFRAMA Educational Initiative

10:20 speeches by invited guests

10:30 PIARC Strategic Plan for the future of resilient infrastructures - Claude Van Rooten, President of the PIARC World Road Association

10:50 session I The role of PIARC in promoting modern road infrastructure management

10:50 The contribution of the World Road Association PIARC to the promotion and development of Road Asset Management - dr. Thomas Linder, chairman of the Technical Committee Asset Management PIARC

11:05 Risk management / resilience management in road infrastructure management - dr. Jürgen Krieger, Director of the Bridge Department at Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen, Germany, chairman of the Resilient Infrastructure PIARC Strategic Group

11:20 The importance and possibilities of decision making in road infrastructure management - Marcin Nowacki, Director of the Road Construction Technology Department GDDKiA, member of the PIARC Asset Management Technical Committee

11:35 Expectations of road administration concerning lifelong learning of road infrastructure managers - prof. Kazimierz Jamroz, Department of Road and Transport Engineering, Gdańsk University of Technology

11:50 discussion

12:30 lunch break

13:30 session II Selected aspects of road infrastructure management

13:30 Electromobility and related challenges for road infrastructure managers - prof. Wojciech Paprocki, Director Institute of Transport Infrastructure and Mobility Warsaw School of Economics

13:45 Maintenance of road infrastructure in Poland in the age of technological revolution: development or stagnation? - Robert Marszałek, Management & Consulting Gdynia

14:00 Public opinion as a strategic ally of road administration - Jakub Kurasz, Communication Director, PwC Poland

14:15 New investments and sustainable road network development: integration of climate change in the management of the road network and its development - Pasquale Staffini, Head of Roads Division, JASPERS; Elisabet Vila Jordà, Senior Transport Engineer, JASPERS

14:30 Telecommunications Information Point or linking the road industry with telecommunications, energy and railway networks - Joanna Antczak; Department of Geoprocessing of Data Department of Strategy and Analysis of the Office of Electronic Communications

14:45 discussion

15:15 coffee break

15:45 Session III Management support

15:45 The value of information in road infrastructure management - Dr Agata Ciołkosz-Styk, HELLER Group

16:00 The role of modern diagnostics in road infrastructure management - Zbigniew Tabor, Director of Regional Roads Administration in Katowice

16:15 Life cycle planning in Road Asset Management - Prof. Adam Zofka, Roads and Bridges Research Institute in Warsaw

16:30 Level of service as an element of risk management in road maintenance contracts - Andrzej Maciejewski, UNECE, TEM Project Manager

16:45 discussion

17:15 Who owns a road?

Short dissertation between three people: a politician, engineer and driver (contemporary drama in three acts)

20:00 dinner

December 5 (Thursday)

9:00 Asset Management Workshops (2 parallel paths)

Path 1.

9:00 renovation planning

10:30 coffee break

10:45 renovation planning cont.

12:00 lunch

13:00 Surface diagnostics and management: how to use results?

14:30 coffee break

14:45 diagnostics cont.

16:00 end of the Congress

Path 2

9:00 road safety

10:30 coffee break

10:45 traffic safety cont.

12:00 lunch

13:00 Risk in the management of road infrastructure

14:30 coffee break

14:45 Risk cont.

16:00 end of the Congress

Terms of participation:

The participation fee for the Congress is:

Without accommodation:

1175, - PLN (two full days) or 950.- PLN (only 1st day)

This fee includes:

• participation in the Congress

• conference materials,

• coffee service, lunch and gala dinner on 5/5/2019,

• coffee service and dinner on 06/06/2019

With one night's stay at the hotel:

1450, - PLN in a single room

1350, - PLN in a double room

These fees include:

• one night at the Golden Tulip Hotel **** (03/04 or 04/05/2019) with breakfast,

• Congress attendance

• conference materials,

• coffee service, lunch and gala dinner on 5/5/2019,

• coffee service and dinner on 06/06/2019

Applications for participation in the Congress will be accepted until they run out, no later than by November 22, 2019.A condition to participate in the Forum is to send a completed online application and make a payment to the Association's bank account at Alior Bank S.A. no: 77 2490 0005 0000 4520 9168 6331.

Please include the name of the Congress participant in the title of the bank transfer.

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