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Conference Day Two: Tuesday, 15 November 2016

08:00 AM - 08:50 AM Conference registration and morning refreshments

08:50 AM - 09:00 AM Opening remarks by the International Road Federation, Geneva & conference chair

Susanna Zammataro, Executive Director, IRF Geneva

Susanna Zammataro

Executive Director
IRF Geneva

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM Macroeconomic landscape of Qatar and the consequences for infrastructure development

Eugene McQuaid, Senior Economist / Strategy Planning, IDI Middle East, Government of Saudi Arabia
In light of the first national development strategy (NDS) coming to end this presentation will reflect on the successes, challenges and lessons learnt over the last decade of development. It will explore the opportunities and needs of future infrastructure development that lay in the impending second NDS.

Eugene McQuaid

Senior Economist / Strategy Planning
IDI Middle East, Government of Saudi Arabia

INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES

09:30 AM - 10:00 AM THE MAINTENANCE GAP: the need for implementing an asset management system: Institutional Requirements

Robert Smith, Team Leader & Road Management Specialist,  
Road and bridge infrastructure is the foundation and most important asset for most countries and their societies therefore it is critical for governments and all stakeholders to prioritise and position themselves to maintain and improve an efficient and sustainable and efficient road network.
  • From the “short-term spending” traditional approach to a holistic and preventative approach
  • Developing the process by incorporating decisive criteria
  • Taking the next steps

Robert Smith

Team Leader & Road Management Specialist
 

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Optimising bridge designs by means of comparing different analyses techniques

Walid Azzi, Head of Discipline – Bridges, SSH
Numerous structural analysis methods could be utilised to estimate load effects on bridge decks. These vary from simplified line beams to sophisticated 3-d models using numerical approximations. Depending on a number of factors such as local requirements and knowledge, availability of time, budget constraints etc. the more simplified methods tend to be preferred. Academic studies comparing various methods are widely published, however it is seldom that such comparisons are undertaken in a design office for ‘real structures’. This presentation aims at comparing the results of a full 3-dimensional shell analysis with line beams for 5 road posttensioned bridges with varying structural forms, plan curvatures and span lengths. These bridges are currently being designed for a road improvement project in Bahrain.

Walid Azzi

Head of Discipline – Bridges
SSH

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Networking break

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM CASE STUDY of successful application of asset management

Anwar Ali Shah, Highways and Transportation Department Manager, WorleyParsons, Qatar
  • Understand how basic asset management programmes don’t have to bear burdensome costs but can save asset owners billions
  • Hear why “Whole of Life Costing” is becoming increasingly important as budgets are squeezed
  • Gain an understanding of effective asset management techniques from the tender stage of the successful handover to the client

Anwar Ali Shah

Highways and Transportation Department Manager
WorleyParsons, Qatar

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Performance-based contracting for preservation and improvement of roads

Max Clark, Regional Transportation Business Development Lead and Deputy Project Direct, CH2M
  • Preparation and implementation of output and performance based road contracts
  • The management of the road maintenance on the basis of the performance contracts
  • Asset management system – a vital component of performance-based contracts

Max Clark

Regional Transportation Business Development Lead and Deputy Project Direct
CH2M

TECHNICAL CONSIDERATION IN MAINTAINING BRIDGES AND ROADS

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Upgrading and repairing of existing structures in the Gulf

Walid Farahat, Senior Project Manager, KEO Consultants
There are many challenges faced in building in the region’s corrosive environment and therefore there are often asset testing and repair works that are required. The challenge in this lays in repairing the current failures whilst also preventing future maintenance issues. The following presentation will offer ideas and insights on overcoming these challenges.

Walid Farahat

Senior Project Manager
KEO Consultants

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Networking lunch

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM TECHNICAL INSIGHT: Bridge durability issues in Qatar’s climate

Javad Akhtar, Function Manager Bridges, Arcadis
  • Qatar’s climate and infrastructure development: the need for waterproofing
  • Technologies adopted in Qatar to improve durability
  • Prolonging service life through materials and systematic testing

Javad Akhtar

Function Manager Bridges
Arcadis

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM PANEL: Lessons learned and conclusion on the need to move towards asset maintenance and management in light of Qatar’s long term challenges and opportunities

Steven Yule, International Business Development Manager, Amey Moen Azmi, Head of Infrastructure and Traffic Department, Arab Engineering Bureau
  • Understand how basic asset management programmes don’t have to bear burdensome costs but can save asset owners billions
  • Hear why “Whole of Life Costing” is becoming increasingly important as budgets are squeezed
  • Gain an understanding of effective asset management techniques from the tender stage of the successful handover to the client

Steven Yule

International Business Development Manager
Amey

Moen Azmi

Head of Infrastructure and Traffic Department
Arab Engineering Bureau

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM Closing remarks from the conference chair

3:00 PM - 11:59 PM End of conference