8th Australian Small Bridges Conference
 
8th Australian Small Bridges Conference - 2017
including Geotechnical Engineering and Earth Structures for Bridges, Road and Rail        

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Practical Presentations|Case Studies|Large Exhibition

 Simply the Best Value Bridge Conference

The 8th Australian Small Bridges Conference will provide practical guidance and alert bridge, road and rail engineers, asset owners, managers, contractors and suppliers about significant new developments and requirements for small to medium span bridges, including culverts and associated civil and geotechnical works including Geotechnical Engineering and Earth Structures for Bridges, Road and Rail. 

The two day conference program will focus on small to medium span bridges for road, rail and pedestrian/cyclist applications. Small and medium bridges are the most prevalent type of bridge. There will be upto three speaking streams each day to choose from. This is a very practical conference that delegates attend to find immediate guidance at, as well as to network with their peers. 

The economical delegate registration fee also ensures that it is the best value bridge conference in Australasia.

Registration Fee includes:
  • Access to all Speaking Streams and Conference Exhibition 
  • Conference Handbook
  • WiFi in Conference Areas
  • Arrival Tea/Coffee, Morning and Afternoon Teas, Hot & Cold Buffet Lunch 
  • Networking Drinks if attending on Day One
  • The Optional Conference Dinner, which is to be held at the conference venue, is an extra $110 +GST pp for delegates
Just some of our Speakers:
CASE STUDY: THE HOVENRING 
Adriaan Kok, Senior Designer and Project Manager, ipv Delft, THE NETHERLANDS 

COOKS RIVER CYCLEWAY UPGRADE BRIDGES
Paul Lunniss, Project Engineer and William Truong, Project Engineer Inner West Council  

THE DESIGN OF BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES 
Adriaan Kok, Senior Designer and Project Manager, ipv Delft, THE NETHERLANDS

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF FOUR BRIDGES IN FIJI ISLANDS
Oliver de Lautour, Senior Bridge Engineer, Aurecon, NEW ZEALAND and David Kidd Project Manager, Fletcher Construction, FIJI 

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY SOLUTION TO GROUND HAZARDS IN DESIGN OF BRIDGE ABUTMENTS USING TIMBER PILES
Hamidreza Sadeghi, Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Katahira Engineers International, JAPAN

CITY OF SYDNEY BRIDGES – AN OVERVIEW AND CURRENT ASSET MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
Nasser Hossain, Senior Engineer - Roads and Structural Assets and Param Seenithamby, Principal Engineer, Roads and Structural Assets, City of Sydney

BEARING REPLACEMENT – BLAXLAND’S CROSSING BRIDGE, WALLACIA, SYDNEY 
Ken Maxwell, Technical Director, Bridges, Arcadis Australia Pacific

THE NEW HANDBOOK OF CONVENTIONAL MAINTENANCE PRACTICES FOR RAILWAY BRIDGES - COMMITTEE 10  
Dan Tingley, Senior Engineer, Wood Research and Development - USA/ CANADA and Jay Craft, Jacobs, Manager Railroad Bridge Group, USA 
Sub-Chairmen of the Handbook of Conventional Maintenance Practices Development Committee, Committee 10 - Structures Maintenance and Construction, American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) 

SEMI-AUTOMATION OF PERIOD PERMIT AND SINGLE TRIP PERMIT VEHICLE BRIDGE ASSESSMENTS
Erica Smith, Principal Bridge Engineer, BG&E and Jewely Parvin, Structures Asset Policy Engineer, Main Roads Western Australia  

PLANNING & PRE-CONSTRUCTION – THE DARK SIDE OF THE HOPKINS RIVER BRIDGE PROJECT 
David Hildebrand, Senior Officer of Asset Management VicRoads, Western Victoria
  
ADVANCED RESTORATION METHODS FOR OLD AUSTRALIAN HARDWOOD TIMBER BRIDGES – ELDERSLIE ROAD BRIDGE, TASMANIA 
Dan Tingley, Senior Engineer, Wood Research and Development - USA/ CANADA  

CASE STUDIES: STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING FOR REAL-TIME ASSET MANAGEMENT OF SMALL BRIDGES
Kern Wyman, Business Lead, Transport Organisation: CSIRO 

INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING TO REPLACE SMALL BRIDGE STRUCTURES
Doug Jenkins, Managing Director, Interactive Design Solutions, Lachlan Drak, Structural Engineer, Lyndsay Dynan Consulting, and Peter Marchant, ITS Pipetech 

RESURFACING OVERWATER SINGLE LANE BRIDGE TO AN ISLAND WITHOUT ENVIRONMENTAL OR TRAFFIC IMPACT 
Jason Eggleton, Downer National Manager Bituminous Products, Downer and Glen Henderson, Bridge Works Supervisor, Regional Maintenance Delivery - Asset Maintenance, RMS Wagga Wagga

SCREW PILES: BENEFITS IN BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION AND DETAILING TO AS510
Mark Alexander, Technical Director – Bridges, Aurecon

DESIGN OF SOIL NAILED STRUCTURES IN ACCORDANCE WITH AS4678-2002
Chris Bridges, Technical Principal - Geotechnical, SMEC



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8th Australian Small Bridges Conference
Monday, November 27th - Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
09:00 - 17:00
Surfers Paradise Marriott
158 Ferny Ave
Surfers Paradise
QLD, 4217, Australia
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