Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 20 April 2016

08:00 AM - 08:45 AM Registration and welcome refreshments

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

Taking global actions towards highway safety through improved design

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM 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


Susanna Zammataro

Executive Director
International Road Federation, Switzerland

Taking global actions towards highway safety through improved design

09:30 AM - 10:00 AM 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 AM - 11:00 AM Networking break

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Special presentation by ECO

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Designing and developing robust and cost effective structures through the application of best technologies and materials

Mark Jamieson, Director of Infrastructure, SSH, Bahrain
  • · 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

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Best practices in bridges and highways asset managment

Asger Knudsen, Senior Division Director for Transportation and Infrastructure, Ramboll
  • · 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


Asger Knudsen

Senior Division Director for Transportation and Infrastructure
Ramboll

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

Mark Jamieson, Director of Infrastructure, SSH, Bahrain 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

Hashim Al-Madani

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

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

12:40 PM - 11:59 PM Networking lunch and end of conference day 2