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Program and presentations

Monday May 4, 2015

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9.00 Conference Opening

David Stuart Watt - President, Roads Australia

9.10 Celebrating UN Global Road Safety Week

Peter Frazer - President, Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH)

Kiran Kapila - Chairman, IRF Geneva

Rob McInerney - CEO, International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP)

10.00 Keynote address

David Saxelby - Retiring CEO, Construction & Infrastructure Australia, Lend Lease

10.30 Morning tea

11.00 Road usage charging: from concept to reality

Chair: Rod James - Infrastructure Director – New Zealand, Cardno

Jack Opiola - Managing Partner / President, D’Artagnan Consulting

Norma Ortega - Deputy Director Finance/ Chief Financial Officer, California Department of Transportation

Peter Carr - Manager - Funding & Infrastructure, NZ Ministry of Transport

Scott Charlton - CEO, Transurban

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Concurrent Stream One

 

1.1

Project planning, design & delivery: best practice, best outcomes

 

Chair: Dan Reeve, Deputy Chair, RA Capacity Chapter


Beyond The Pavement: urban design policy process and design principles as applied to the Sydney and NSW road program Gareth Collins, NSW Roads and Maritime Services

Delivering Australia's biggest integrated transport & urban revitalisation project

Dennis Cliche, WestConnex Delivery Authority

 

Best practice in preparing the business case

Diana Loges - Cardno

 

A fresh approach – integration of environmental permitting & design & construct contract procurement for NorthConnex

Scott Jeffries, AECOM /

Tony Adams, Transurban

 

BIM for infrastructure planning and integration testing

Ben Guy, Urban Circus

1.2

Connected vehicles:  challenges for road builders/regulators

 

Chair: Adnan Rahman, Vice President, IRF

 

The Future of Highways

Tony Marshall, Arup

 

Overview of connected and automated vehicles, and relevant regulatory and operational frameworks

Stuart Ballingall, Austroads

 

Transport as a service, the potential new paradigm for urban mobility underpinned by self-driving vehicles

Andrew Somers, Transoptim

 

Automated vehicles: are we ready?

Kamal Weeratunga, Main Roads WA

1.3

Safer roads: raising the bar on road funding and management

 

Chair: Peter Duncan, CEO, NSW Roads and Maritime Services

 

Leadership for cultural change to achieve safe systems in Main Roads WA

Steve Troughton, Main Roads WA

 

Victorian safer road infrastructure program

John Merritt, VicRoads

 

Queensland’s road safety management

Mike Stapleton, QTMR

 

Road safety: a private operator’s perspective

Charles Griplas, ConnectEast

 

 

 

 

1.4

Managing the asset: new tools, old tricks to get more for less

 

Chair: Michael Bushby, Chair, RA Network Reliability Policy Chapter

 

Benchmarking, programing & challenging govt agencies & industry to do more for less - QTMR case study

Andrew Cramp, Hyder

 

Measuring the benefits from BIM across whole-of-life asset management - Adriana Sanchez, SBENRC

 

Integrating non–engineering data with engineering data to facilitate asset management decisions

Simon Topp,Yotta

 

Measuring congestion using the STREAMS data warehouse and business intelligence

 Frans Dekker, Mr David Johnston, QTMR

1.5

Funding and financing: where to next for road pricing and PPPs?

 

Chair: Greg Steele, Chair, Transport Reform Network

 

Road pricing perspectives

Andrew McKindlay, Advisian

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Developments in road PPP risk

Owen Hayford / Marko Misko, Clayton Utz

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A paradigm for transport reform

John Gardiner, SMART Infrastructure Facility, Wollongong University

 

 

Acceptance of road usage charge policy: the difference between winning and losing public and political opinion

Jack Opiola, D’Artagnan Consulting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15.00 Afternoon Tea

15.30 Plenary Session

Chair: Neil McLean - GM, OneSteel Reinforcing

 

The China National Expressway Optical Fibre Communication Network: planning, construction and operation

Cen Yanqing - Deputy Director, China Transport Telecommunications & Information Centre

 

Who's behind the wheel? Implications of the ITS revolution

Shaun Hardcastle,Global HUB-id Leader - Digital Engineering, Aurecon

16.30  Day One Close

 

Tuesday May 5, 2015

9.00 Plenary session

Chair: Russell Clayton - Service Line Leader, Road Systems and Pavement Engineering, GHD

 

 

Whole-of-life asset optimisation - delivering  infrastructure in the 21st century

Neil Evans, Director - Strategy and New Business, SMEC Group

10.30 Morning tea

11.00 Concurrent Stream Two

 

2.1

Embedding sustainability: best practice case studies

 


Chair: Mr Dimitris Mandalozis, Chair, IRF Environment & Climate Change Committee

 

From Disaster to Resilience: managing the reconstruction of Queensland’s Regional Road Network

Mark Olive, Jacobs

 

Assessing infrastructure sustainability performance of road projects

Rick Walters, Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia

 

Embedding sustainability in a complex engineering road project - South Road Superway

Luigi Rossi, DPTI

 

 

2.2

ITS: next-gen solutions in the real world

 

 

Chair: Susan Harris, CEO, ITS Australia

 

Intelligent mobility for smart cities

Hussein Dia, Swinburne University of Technology

oneTransport – OneM2M-based Open Ecosystem for Transport Modal Shift

Tim Gammons, Arup

 

The application of systems engineering methodology to 3 ITS projects in Australia and California & the benefits achieved

Tim Fehon, Jacobs

 

Qatar Expressway Upgrade Project – Intelligent Transport Systems, engineering and design, project case study

Lachlan Gray & Shivaani Polley, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

2.3

Road safety:

Towards safer roads in the Decade of Action

 

Chair:  Hilton Vorster, Chair, IRF Group of Experts on Road Safety

 

Boosting Australia's productivity and international standing through road trauma reductions

Lauchlan McIntosh, ACRS

 

Issues & challenges in road safety management - a case study of State of Odisha

Tony Mathew, ICT

 

Implementation & evaluation of an innovative wide centre line to reduce cross-over-centre-line crashes

Simon Harrison, QTMR

Australian National Risk Assessment Model - Route Safety Review

Melvin Eveleigh, NSW Centre for Road Safety

2.4

Procurement:            unlocking value through innovative models

 

Chair: Scott Olsen, Chair, RA Capacity Policy Chapter

 

Value of business development and client relationship – a consultant’s perspective

Shalendra Ram, AECOM

 

The economic benefits of better procurement practices

Robin Schuck, Consult Australia

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Pacific Highway Upgrade: The use of a new industry partner model to drive better public value

Bob Higgins, Roads and Maritime Services

 

Debundling; a contractor’s perspective

Tony Baulderstone, CCF

2.5

Pavements and materials: new thinking, new solutionspart 1 

 

Chair: Jay Stricker, Deputy Chair, RA Sustainability Policy Chapter

 

Geotechnical testing and road design in halloysitic residual soils in the Alstonville Plateaux, NSW

Greg Saenger,GHD   

 

Polymeric soil stabilisers:  present state of science and future developments Babak Abtahi, GRT

 

A case study in getting new technology to market

Vincent Conserva, Kraton Performance Polymers

 

Sustainable community benefits from innovations in asphalt pavement design

Bevan Sullivan, AAPA/Fulton Hogan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.30 Lunch

 13.30 Concurrent Stream Three 

3.1

Road safety: safer worksites, safer drivers

 

Chair: Tarun Amla, Chief Scientist

Head – Information, Liaison and Training,

Central Road Research Institute

 

Optimising safety, journey reliability & productivity by eliminating before minimising the hazards of traffic near road worksites

Craig Moran, Roads and Maritime Services

 

Technology solutions to improve safety and operations at roadwork sites

Kim Thomas, Tom Harrison, Aurecon; Coryn Hedges, Qld Transport & Main Roads

 

Reducing road trauma in Fiji using iRAP and other road safety programs

Jeremy Byfield, MWH Global

 

Road worksite safety

Troy Stahlhut, TMAA / Evolution

 

3.2

Embedding sustainability:          collaborating for better outcomes

 

Chair: John Pitt, Chair, RA Sustainability Policy Chapter

 

International R&D collaboration in construction: achieving enhanced impact

Keith Hampson, SBENRC

 

The Urban Traffic Management and Air Quality project (UTRAQ), a European Space Agency supported demonstration project

Dave Keenan, TSS

 

Embedding sustainability: collaborating for better outcomes

Michele Huey, Transurban

 

Current design experience – NSW roads

Syd Gamble, Hyder Consulting

3.3

Pavements & materials: new thinking, new solutions – part 2   

 

Chair: Emeritus Professor John Metcalfe

 

The benefit of lime stabilisation of subgrade & foam bitumen stabilisation of base

Jothi Ramanujam, Qld Transport & Main Roads       

 

Innovative strategies for improving the environmental impact of road construction

Tom Wilmot, Stabilised Pavements of Australia

 

Innovative technology produces environmental, low-cost pavement materials

Simon Bruce, StabilCo NSW


Implementing new road building technologies: TIPES cert process

Paul Hillier, ARRB

3.4

Managing the asset:        extracting asset info for informed decision-making

 

Chair: Richard Boggon, Leighton Contractors

 

Whole-of-life treatment philosophy

Rod Ellis, Tonkin Consulting

 

Decision support in the 21st Century

Peter Kadar, ARRB

 

Managing the construction & maintenance of projects using real-time interactive models

Andrew Lewis, Arup

 

Case study – Oxley Highway slip stabilisation

Sudar Aryal, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

 

3.5

International perspectives & opportunities

 


Chair: Ken Waller, Director, Australian APEC Study Centre, RMIT

 

A regional outlook on infrastructure opportunities

Leigh Berwick, Austrade

 

Infrastructure investment and Canadian pensions funds

Marie-Louise Hannan, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner, Canada

 

Transforming the City of Tshwane through sustainable transport

Hilton Vorster, SARF

 


Challenges and opportunities of the global infrastructure marketplace: an international contractor's perspective

Maria Jose Rodriguez, Acciona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15.00 Conference close and communique

David Stuart-Watt and Kiran Kapila

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