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Program

Monday 3 April 2017

13.00 - 17.00 Technical Tours
18.00 - 20.00 Welcome Reception

Tuesday 4 April 2017

7.00 - 8.30 Registration and Welcome
7.15 - 8.15 Mageba Breakfast Session
Smart bridge components (expansion joints, bearings and seismic devices) for intelligent infrastructure
8.30 - 9.00 Opening Ceremony - Grand Ballroom
Facilitator: Lisa Hauth - VicRoads
9.00 - 9.45 Keynote - Mr Peter Todd - Grand Ballroom
9.45 - 10.30 Keynote - Dr Michel Virlogeux - Grand Ballroom
10.30 - 11.00 Morning tea
11.00 - 12.20 Bridge Analysis, Design and Assessment Feature Projects Lessons Learnt from Bridge Damages and Failures Innovative Bridge Constructions + Sustainability and Life Cycle Cost
Room: Grand Ballroom
1 & 2
Grand Ballroom
3 & 4
Element Room (Ground Floor) Albert Room
Facilitators: Adam Lim - Mainroads WA Anthony Rooke - ARRB Group Stephane Hinkeesing - VicRoads Yew Chin Koay - VicRoads
11.00 - 11.20 Replacement Bridges In Fiji For A 100 Year Design Life Oliver De Lautour T2T Alliance 'Bridging Adelaide's North-South Corridor Brett Jennings Rectification of Captain Cook Bridge Bearings Matthew Hourigan & Padra Moua The Torsional Strengthening Of Concrete Girders Using the NSM FRP Technique with Different Configurations Riadh Al-Mahaidi
11.20 - 11.40 Shared path bridges over Warringah Road on Northern Beaches hospital roadworks project, Sydney Wendy Au Monash Freeway Bridge Strengthening Project - Carbon fibre bridge strengthening works under constrained environmental and traffic conditions Nicholas Lee Repair of damage to steel bridges following vehicle impact David Kimpton Fatigue tests on steel plates with inclined cracks strengthened with different CFRP properties Nazar Aljabar
11.40 - 12.00 The Design of the New Old Mangere Bridge Andrew Reeves CityLink Tulla Widening - Bell Street Bridge Interchange Upgrade Matt Buttigieg Lessons from Bridge Damage from Earthquake Induced Ground Damage in Recent Earthquakes Pathmanathan Brabhaharan State-of-the-art review on strengthening steel systems using CFRP Ammar Abed
12.00 - 12.20 Design and Construction of the Ohio River Bridges East End Crossing Cable-stayed Bridge Marcos Loizias The Waterview Connection - Great North Road Interchange Bridges Terry Cheng Chloride ingress and steel corrosion in slag and fly ash blended geopolymer concrete Chandani Tennakoon Strength enhancement of fire-damaged RC circular bridge columns using CFRP fabrics Riadh Al-Mahaidi
12.20 - 13.20 Lunch
13.20 - 15.00 Bridge Analysis, Design and Assessment Feature Projects Bridge Analysis, Design and Assessment Bridge Asset Management
Room: Grand Ballroom
1 & 2
Grand Ballroom
3 & 4
Element Room (Ground Floor) Albert Room
Facilitators: Andy Ng - VicRoads Richard Yeo - Austroads Hessam Mohseni - RMIT University Parvez Shah - RMS NSW
13.20 - 13.40 Hendon Park Footbridge and Waterview Shared Path Bridges Linking Communities Will Pank Maribyrnong River Bridges: Planning and Assessing the Upgrade to a Portal Frame Brwa Mohamed Replacement of the Amy Street Rail Overbridge (in two weekend track possessions) at Regents Park, Sydney Jeffrey Geronimo Rossbridge - Building the bridge is the easy part! David Hildebrand
13.40 - 14.00 Design and constructability challenges of strengthening existing bridges Rafid Al-Mahaidi Strengthening and Widening of the Maribyrnong River Bridges Southern Approach Structure over the former Sunshine Industrial Waste Land Fill Scott Taylor Bridge bearing replacement under traffic using flat jacks John Hart Ambitions, Durability Risks and Asset Protection - Literature Review and Learnings from Relevant Cases of Existing Bridge Structures Hamid Khan
14.00 - 14.20 Economical design for impact actions on bridge structures Arnold Cheng Yee Yong Strengthening and Widening of the Maribyrnong River Bridges Scott Taylor The Kirkbride Road Interchange Vincent Lobendahn How is your bridge behaving? Advanced monitoring of New Zealand's longest bridge Michael Cowan
14.20 - 14.40 Northlink WA-Southern Section Structures: Innovation in Design Andreas Kerkovius Kookaburra Viaduct - First-World Infrastructure for a Developing Nation Moustafa Al-Ani Pacific Highway Woolgoolga to Ballina Portion A - Delivering 43 Bridge Designs from Concept to IFC in 14 Months David Molloy Bridge condition inspections using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - A trial project Ron Hawken & Tom Nguyen
14.40 - 15.00 Precast Segmental Box Girder Design and Construction within a Constrained Rail Corridor Daniel Tofful New Mandurah Traffic Bridge - Incrementally launched superstructure with curved soffit Boris Vujovic The Velobridge Stuart Rothwell Bridge Inspection Audit an Effective Tool for Asset Management Muhammad Khattak
15.00 - 15.30 Afternoon tea
15.30 - 17.10 Bridge Analysis, Design and Assessment Field Applications and Case Studies Bridge Load Assessment Bridge Asset Management
Room: Grand Ballroom
1 & 2
Grand Ballroom
3 & 4
Element Room
(Ground Floor)
Albert Room
Facilitators: Rudolph Kotze - KiwiRail John Reynolds - NZTA Colin Caprani - Monash University Nigel Powers - VicRoads
15.30 - 15.50 Thermal Movements of Tasman Bridge Peter Selby Smith & Vincent Tang Avenue of Honour Jason Warren Comparative Study of Grillage Analogy and Finite Element Method for Bridge Heavy Load Assessment Shoja Jamali Managing deteriorated and vital assets on the Auckland Motorway Network Liam Coleman
15.50 - 16.10 Orbital Loading in Modular Bridge Expansion Joints Eric Ancich VicRoads Project Integration with the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) Structures Michael Hardy Semi-Automation of Float & Platform Vehicle Bridge Assessments Erica Smith Digital Evolution of Bridge Management Systems in the Gulf Region David Moore
16.10 - 16.30 Thermal Movement of West Gate Bridge John Noonan Collaboration Builds Bridges Of Resilience to Sustain Communities Andrew Johnson Bridge-Vehicle Dynamic Interactions - Discussion of recent research Torill Pape Network wide assessment of bridge barrier safety Andrew Sonnenberg
16.30 - 16.50 Beyond Data Collection - Bridge Inspections in the Digital Age Vaclav Hirsch Establishing Positive Moment Continuity in Prestressed Concrete Girder Bridges: Performance and Lessons Learned Ayman Okeil A Vehicle Assessment Tool for Access Decision Support Colin Caprani Network Importance of Metropolitan Bridges - Development of a Strategic Prioritisation Framework Steve Di Cicco
16.50 - 17.10 English Street Bridge over Tullamarine Freeway - Design of an integral trough girder bridge Liam Thompson The dynamics of footbridges construction; - Government project towards mobility and connectivity in the rural Kenya David Mathu Traffic Data Collection Using a Bridge-Weigh-in-Motion System in a Cable-Stayed Bridge Hamed Kalhori Noosa's Munna Point Bridge: Remediation versus Replacement Alan Bird

Wednesday 5 April 2017

7.00 - 8.30 Registration
7.15 - 8.15 Arcadis Breakfast Session - Arcadis Bridges and Civil Structures - Innovative Solutions
Facilitator: Andy Ng - VicRoads
8.30 - 9.15 Keynote - Site-specific Characteristic Bridge Load Assessment
Professor Eugene O'Brien - Grand Ballroom
9.15 - 10.00 Keynote - A Conceptual Study of the Taiwan Strait Crossing
Dr Man Chung Tang - Grand Ballroom
10.00 - 10.30 Morning tea
10.30 - 12.30 Bridge Analysis, Design and Assessment Bridge Asset Management Bridge Analysis, Design and Assessment Codes and Standards
Room: Grand Ballroom
1 & 2
Grand Ballroom
3 & 4
Element Room
(Ground Floor)
Albert Room
Facilitators: Ricky Chan - RMIT University Steve Di Cicco - VicRoads Phil Molloy - DPTI SA Henry Luczak - VicRoads
10.30 - 10.50 Citylink Tulla Widening - Widenning of Existing Citylink Southbound Exit Ramp (Ramp Z) to West Gate Freeway Vahid Manoochehrikian Rehabilitation of corrugated metal pipe culverts - Asset Management  Bertrand Chan Tin Bridge Design Challenges on the Waikato Expressway Huntly Section, New Zealand Sam White NZ Transport Agency Highway Structures Design Guide Andrew Dickson
10.50 - 11.10 Design and Construction Challenges for the 007 Rail-Bridge Replacement Project in NZ Kumar Ramaswamy Emergency Responses to the Accidentally Damaged Bridges Vivek Gupta Structural and risk assessment of steel and concrete bridges using in-service dynamic response James O'Grady Fabrication and erection of structural steelwork - the new AS/NZS 5131 and engineers risk mitigation Peter Key
11.10 - 11.30 Design and Construction of Rail Grade Separations for an Accelerated Construction Program Tim Lwin KiwiRail long-term rail bridge renewal management Rudolph Kotze Introduction of E Class Trams on Melbourne's Tram Network and the impact on VicRoads Bridges Paul Sing Criteria and guidance for the design of integral bridges Moustafa Al-Ani
11.30 - 11.50 Constructability and practical design: Victoria Park Drive, Elizabeth Quay Vehicle Bridge and Fremantle Rail Bridge Protection, WA Julia Summers Monitoring the Condition of a Bridge using a Traffic Speed Deflectometer Vehicle Travelling at Highway Speed Eugene OBrien Destructive load testing of transversely stressed deck unit bridge Hanson Ngo Bridge Deck Expansion Joints: a comparison of technical and selection requirements, including consideration of life cycle costs and a review of commercially available products within Australia and New Zealand Steven Yeung
11.50 - 12.10 Rail Structure Interaction for Multiple Span Railway Viaducts with Direct Fixed Track Adam McManus Drones and photogrammetric modelling for detailed condition inspections of major steel truss bridges -case study Brodie Chan Framework for the rapid, automated assessment of bridges for heavy vehicle general network access - summary of Austroads project TP1951 Andy Ng Comparison of Australian light rail and heavy vehicle loads for bridges Huy Binh Pham
12.10 - 12.30 Designing for a highly constrained precinct - Melbourne Airport Iemke Roos Restoration of the Kimberley Rail Bridge Boipuso Samuel Strengthening of Bridges for Higher Productivity Freight Vehicles Ray Beavis Investigation the influence of FRP application performance on fatigue life behaviour of CFRP laminates bonded to concrete block Atheer Al-Saoudi
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
12.30 - 13.15 Fulton Hogan Lunch Session - Constructability of the EJ Whitten Bridge Widening
13.30 - 14.50 Bridge Analysis, Design and Assessment Bridge Technology + Material Technology Bridge Load Assessment
(ABC - Special Session)
Bridge Technology + Material Technology
Room: Grand Ballroom
1 & 2
Grand Ballroom
3 & 4
Element Room
(Ground Floor)
Albert Room
Facilitators: Scott Taylor - SMEC Marcin Wieloch - GHD Eugene O'Brien - University College Dublin Riadh Al-Mahaidi - Swinburne University of Technology
13.30 - 13.50 Shear in prestressed concrete I-girder bridges Padra Muoa & Rob Heywood Innovation in Flexible Expansion Joint Material Gustav Gallai Austroads Project TP1952 - Higher order assessments for existing bridges Andy Ng Improving Corrosion Resistance of Reinforced Concrete Structures Using Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer Aifang Wei
13.50 - 14.10 Strengthening-By-Stiffening: A New Concept for Strengthening Shear-deficient Thin-walled Steel Girders Ayman Okeil Bridge anti-falling load systems Joseph Marra  Practical Application of Probability Based Assessment to Bridges Alan O'Connor Galvanic Protection of Steel Narendra Tripathi
14.10 - 14.30 The design and construction of the Bennelong Bridge Chris Ross Bridge replacement using a modular bridge system with weathering steel girders and composite precast concrete decks Peter Ticaric Management of heavy vehicle access to bridges Peter Shaw The challenges faced in assessing the durability risks of reinforced concrete bridges in aggressive environments Negin Sharifi
14.30 - 14.50 Simulating barrier crashworthiness with high certainty and ensuring safety in design Meera Mohan Long span cable stayed bridges and stay cable technology development Julien Erdogan Managing by load test Henry Fok The effect of Self-Consolidating Concrete on the Shear Behaviour of Beam Elements - A critical review of current literature Matthew Hourigan
14.50 - 15.20 Afternoon tea
15.20 - 17.00 Bridge Analysis, Design and Assessment Bridge Technology + Material Technology Bridge Load Assessment
(ABC - Special Session)
Codes and Standards
Room: Grand Ballroom
1 & 2
Grand Ballroom
3 & 4
Element Room (Ground Floor) Albert Room
Facilitators: Steve Di Cicco - VicRoads Nigel Powers - VicRoads Eugene O'Brien - University College Dublin Georgia Stylianos - VicRoads
15.20 - 15.40 A parametric study of local bridge scour Zeinab Yazdanfar Development of a new concrete girder for road bridges John Hilton  Operational and inventory management of bridges Claire Jager & Rob Heywood Innovative bridge pier solution to reduce safety risks associated with construction adjacent to railway operations Nathan Roberts 
15.40 - 16.10 An Investigation to the behaviour of  Water Flow on Bridge Pier in Flood Events Maryam Nasim Utilising Cement Stabilised Sand and Compressible Inclusions for Integral Bridges Maryam Varmazyar Dynamic Load Allowance - A Synthesis of the State of the Art Colin Caprani Aberdeen Bridge construction sequence Mark Alexander
16.10 - 16.30 Numerical performance analysis of composite girder bridge structures subjected to hydrocarbon and bushfires Amila Dissanayake Ensuring quality and durability in concrete construction for major infrastructure Fred Andrews-Phaedonos Reliability-Based Increases to Capacity Reduction Factors for Australian Standards AS3600 and AS5100 Mark Stewart Pedestrian Suspension Bridge for Bibbulmun Track Graeme Dundas
16.30 - 16.50 Innovative Bridge Raising for Flood Immunity Hendrik Niehaus The next generation of facilities for testing and inspection of bridge Michael Stanley Panel Discussion: "Can we reduce live load factors?" Design and Construction of Twin Track Dudley Street Bridge Matt Buttigieg
16.50 - 17.10 Innovative Finite Element Techniques in Bridge Assessment - Case Studies in Timber and Steel Bridges Bagawath Singh Santhanam The use of Weathering Steel in Australian Bridges Raed El Sarraf Reinforced concrete for the construction stage of an incrementally launched bridge Jan Gerhardus Lodewikus Booysen
19.00 - 23.00 Conference Dinner

Thursday 6 April 2017

8.00 - 8.30 Registration
Facilitator: Nigel Powers - VicRoads
8.30 - 9.15 Keynote - Bridges - Connecting Communities
Adjunct Professor Wije Ariyaratne - Grand Ballroom
9.15 - 10.00 Keynote - Innovative use of FRP for Precast Concrete
Distinguished Professor Sami Rizkalla - Grand Ballroom
10.00 - 10.30 Morning tea
10.30 - 12.10 Bridge Analysis, Design and Assessment Codes and Standards Bridge Analysis, Design and Assessment  
Room: Grand Ballroom
1 & 2
Grand Ballroom
3 & 4
Element Room (Ground Floor)  
Facilitators: Binh Pham - SMEC Wije Ariyaratne - RMS NSW Colin Caprani - Monash University  
10.30 - 10.50 Analysis of base isolated bridges Leon Burshtein Revision of Australian Standard AS 5001.1 General: update Ross Pritchard Trough-to-Deck Weld in Orthotropic Deck of West Gate Bridge John Noonan  
10.50 - 11.10 The Use of Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) Techniques in Highly Seismic Areas, A Case Study from Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway, New Zealand Jamil Khan Updating of Australian Standard AS 5100.2 Design loads to reflect current useage Ross Pritchard A simple method of launch geometry design of prestressed concrete bridge in three dimensional space Yeuk-Ho Goei  
11.10 - 11.30 A Drift-Based Seismic Assessment Method for Bridge Abutments Rohit Tiwari An Update of the Revision of New Edition of AS 5100.4 Bearings and Deck Joints Mark Bennett Epping to Thornleigh Third Tracking (ETTT) Project - M2 Bridge Alternative Design, Sydney Vince Scolaro  
11.30 - 11.50 Challenges in seismic design of incrementally launched bridge of Northern Marmara Motorway, Turkey Julien Erdogan The New AS 5100.5 Concrete John Hilton Assessment of the High Street Masonry Arch Bridge over Merri Creek for New Class Trams and Road Vehicle Loadings Armin Shoghi  
11.50 - 12.10 Wigram-Magdala Link Bridge - Low-damage details for a more efficient seismic design philosophy Peter Routledge AS/NZS 5100.6, Design of steel and composite bridges Stephen Hicks    
12.10 - 13.10 Lunch
13.10 - 14.50 Bridge Analysis, Design and Assessment Codes and Standards Innovative Bridge Construction + Sustainability and Life Cycle Cost  
Room: Grand Ballroom
1 & 2
Grand Ballroom
3 & 4
Element Room
(Ground Floor)
 
Facilitators: Scott Taylor - SMEC Rajanthi Ravindra - RMS NSW Vachchiravetkumaran Ponnampalam - RMS NSW  
13.10 - 13.30 Elizabeth Quay Pedestrian Bridge, Perth 'timeless and refined in its simplicity' Julia Summers Revision of Australian Standard AS 5100.7 Bridge Assessment Ross Pritchard Reducing life-cycle costs for bridge owners by increasing bearing durability of the bridge bearing Virendra Ghodke  
13.30 - 13.50 Tanderrum Pedestrian Bridge Jonathan Short The New AS 5100.8 Rehabilitation and Strengthening John Hilton Achieving Low Life Cycle Cost Radheshyam Khatri  
13.50 - 14.10 Design and Documentation of the Nepean River Pedestrian Bridge at Penrith, NSW Joe Turner Design Guidelines for Post-Installed and Cast-In Anchors in Australia for Safety-Critical Applications Jessey Lee A rail bridge in twenty days - the Torrens to Torrens North-South Corridor Upgrade Tim Oborn  
14.10 - 14.30 Assessment of existing composite bridges Stephen Hicks Bonded anchors - A VicRoads Perspective Henry Luczak Assessment methods for timber bridges with round girders and corbels John Hart & Conor Doherty  
14.30 - 14.50 Corrugated steel culvert lining systems - Innovative analysis and design methods Doug Jenkins Factors critical to the quality and durability of bonded anchors used in bridges and structural roadway components Fred Andrews-Phaedonos The development of FRP strengthening on the Victorian road network over the last 17 years Andrew Sarkady  
14.50 - 15.30 Afternoon tea
15.30 - 16.50 Bridge Design and Innovative Bridge Construction Codes and Standards Bridge Analysis, Design and Assessment  
Room: Grand Ballroom
1 & 2
Grand Ballroom
3 & 4
Element Room
(Ground Floor)
 
Facilitators: Lisa Hauth - VicRoads Stephane Hinkeesing - VicRoads Andy Ng - VicRoads  
15.30 - 15.50 Country Bridge Solutions David Andrews AS5100 -2017: Derailed Train Collisions - Leading Safety Provisions in Bridge Design to Prevent Disasters Frank Rapatoni 3D BIM Modelling Challenges for the Bridge over Uarbry Causeway Dex Arounsavat  
15.50 - 16.10 Design and Documentation of the Twin Bridges over the Molonglo River on the Majura Parkway Project Joe Turner AS5100 - 2017: Railway Bridge Design and Rating - Key Changes Peter Prasad Angellala Creek Bridge: Explosion to Bridge Reconstruction With a BIM Future Matthew Hourigan  
16.10 - 16.30 Overheight Collision Prevention System with Smart Rumble Strips Ricky Chan Revised Seismic Design Provisions in AS 5100.2 Samia Sedra BIM for Bridge Infrastructure Projects Andrew Gallagher  
16.30 - 16.50 English Street Bridge Demolition & Construction Shivan Jacotine  Compressive Stress in Segmental Concrete Bridges and High Strength Concrete in New Codes Hari Pokharel Design of the Shepherds Bridge Shared User Path Using Weathering Steel Scott Taylor  
Facilitator: Nigel Powers - VicRoads
16.50 - 17.00 Closing Ceremony

*Please note the program is subject to change without notice.

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Key Dates

Call for Abstracts Open 1 April 2016
Registration Opens 2 May 2016
Super Earlybird Registration Deadline 30 June 2016
Abstract Submission Deadline 2 Sep 2016
Notification of Acceptance of Abstract 28 Sep 2016
Earlybird Registration Closes 15 December 2016
ABC 2017 3-6 April 2017
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