April 19 - 20, 2016
The Gulf Hotel, Manama, Bahrain

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 20 April 2016

08:00 - 08:45 Registration and welcome refreshments

08:45 - 09:00 Chairman's welcome and opening remarks

09:00 - 09:30 Keynote adderss: Unleashing the potential of data to make road safety a reality for all

Susanna Zammataro - Executive Director International Road Federation, Switzerland
  • How to collect highquality data in a cost saving way even in low and middle-income countries

  • · How high-quality datacan be used to learn and develop evidence based interventions - whether at thepolicy or operational level for improving road safety

  • · How to organise thecapacity building for efficiently and effectively managing the road safetysystem

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Susanna Zammataro

Executive Director
International Road Federation, Switzerland

09:30 - 10:00 Keynote adderss:Strategic Roads Master Plan: Trends and new Direction

  • A paradigm shift in the strategy for roads and bridges in Bahrain.
  • It will include the challenges facing the implementation of the strategic roads master plan.
  • Key elements of strategy to create focus

  • · Current economy andits challenges

  • · Current governmentspending on ifrastrucutre project includes bridges and highways and the trendin recent years

  • · Recall the good olddays: King Hamad Causeway and new bridge and highway projects

Shaker Al Otaibi

CEO and Board Member
National Metal Manufacturing and Casting Co. (Maadaniyah), Saudi Arabia

10:30 - 11:00 Networking break

11:00 - 11:30 Special presentation by ECO

  • · Using latest roaddesign software to make better informed decisions and deliver higher qualityprojects

  • · Using modernconstruction equipment and applications to ensure the design and constructionof higher quality infrastructure

  • · Combining moderntechnology and efficient engineering methods to reduce the life cycle cost andconstruction time for developers

  • · Understandinggeotechnical risks to infrastructure and the long term effects to select theright materials to help with the life cycle of the structure

  • · Reviewing key casestudies and lessons learned internationally and within the region

  • · Using latest roaddesign software to make better informed decisions and deliver higher qualityprojects

Mark Jamieson

Director of Infrastructure
SSH, Bahrain

  • · Maintaining structuresin a way that ensures that the demands for function and safety are always metat the lowest cost

  • · Assessing long termcosts for maintenance based on performed inspections and requested activities

  • · Prioritisingactivities based on performed inspections and condition assessements

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Asger Knudsen

Senior Division Director for Transportation and Infrastructure
Ramboll

12:00 - 12:35 Panel discussion: Using effective and latest road infrastructure inspection and maintenance techniques to efficiently preserve asset integrity

Mark Jamieson - Director of Infrastructure SSH, Bahrain
Prof. Hashim Al-Madani - Department of Civil Engineering & Architecture, College of Engineering University of Bahrain
  • · Discussing thenecessity to elaborate strategic programs to address long-term bridges &highways preservation and performance

  • · Taking a proactiveapproach to maintenance by conducting routine inspections and analysis ofbridge conditions

  • · Understanding the mostcommon pitfalls in bridge inspection to understand requirements and lessonlearned for the future

  • · Implementingstructures analysis to reduce operating costs and avoid potentialdisasters

  • · Discussing theincreasing maintenance costs and solutions to improved cost-effectiveness anduse of all available resources and cutting-edge technologies

Mark Jamieson

Director of Infrastructure
SSH, Bahrain

Prof. Hashim Al-Madani

Department of Civil Engineering & Architecture, College of Engineering
University of Bahrain

12:35 - 12:40 Closing remarks from Conference Chair

12:40 - 23:59 Networking lunch and end of conference day 2