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The INFRAVATION final event will take place in conjunction with the Innovation Expo 2018 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The draft programme looks like this (all times approximate):

Thursday, 4 October 2018

09:00-09:15 Registration

09:15-09:25 Welcome – Herma de Wilde – Director Rijkswaterstaat

09:25-09:40 Main results and achievements of the Infravation programme - Peter Wilbers - Infravation Coordinator (Rijkswaterstaat)

09:40-09:55 Keynote speech - Jean-Francois Aguiaga, Head of Surface Transport Unit DG-RTD

Moderator: Arno Willems

09:55-10:35 Session (40’): Extension of life-span of bridges and justifiable postponement of maintenance (5’ presentation + 5’ Q&A per project)

FASSTBRIDGE: Fast and effective solution for steel bridges life- time extension

SUREBRIDGE: Sustainable refurbishment of existing bridges

SEEBRIDGE: Automated compilation of semantically rich BIM models of bridges

SHAPE: Predicting strength changes in bridges from frequency data safety, hazard and poly-harmonic evaluation

10:35-11:05 Session (30’): Low maintenance road surface pavements (5’ presentation + 5’ Q&A per project)

ECLIPS: Enhancing concrete life in infrastructure through phase-change systems

HEALROAD: Induction heating asphalt mixes to increase road durability and reduce maintenance costs and disruptions

SEACON: Sustainable concrete using seawater, salt-contaminated aggregates & non-corrosive reinforcement

11.05-11.30 Coffee break

11:30-11:50 Session (20’): Green road surface pavements (5’ presentation + 5’ Q&A per project)

ALTERPAVE: Use of end-of-life materials, waste and alternative binders as useful raw materials for pavements construction and rehabilitation

BIOREPAVATION: Innovation in bio-recycling of old asphalt pavements

11:50-12:20 Panel session with infrastructure owners: implementation and exploitation of the projects solutions

  • TRL assessments, business cases, validation, implementation and deployment

12:20-12:30 Wrap-up and closing remarks

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30 Transfer to Innovation Expo (registration necessary)

Transfer to Innovation Expo 2018

Venue: Innovation Expo 2018, ‘RDM Onderzeebootloods’ (former submarine construction hall) in Rotterdam) (Registration for the Innovation Expo is necessary, free of charge)

More details will follow later.

Venue: restaurant (to be decided yet)

19:00 INFRAVATION closing joint dinner (Steering Group members, Scientific Panel members and INFRAVATION Project Coordinators are invited; dinner sponsored by RWS)

Friday 5 October 2018

Venue: Rijkswaterstaat, Boompjes 200, 3011 XD Rotterdam

08:30-10:25 Joint meeting Scientific Panel and Project Coordinators

10:35-12:00 INFRAVATION Steering Group


Dear INFRAVATION Steering Group members, Scientific Panel members, and INFRAVATION Project Coordinators, please register for all the meetings you plan to attend.

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