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XXVIIth World Road Congress
Pre-proceedings of the Congress

Technical Session 4.2 - Bridges

Wednesday, October 4 09:30 - 13:00
Chair: Mr. Kiyohiro Imai, Chair of PIARC TC 4.2 Bridges, Japan
Room: South Hall 2, 2nd floor

This Technical Session is organised by PIARC Technical Committee 4.2 on Bridges. It will present the work accomplished by the Committee during the 2020-2023 work cycle on the following issues:

  • Issue 4.2.1: Measures for increasing adaptability to climate change
  • Issue 4.2.2: Forensic engineering for structural failures
  • Issue 4.2.3: Advancement of inspection techniques / technologies and bridge management systems
  • Issue 4.2.4: New rehabilitation materials and technologies
  • Issue 4.2.5: Damage-resilient bridges in seismic areas

This session will also present the best articles identified through PIARC’s international call for papers on call topics including

  • Topic 42: Bridge resilience considering natural hazards
  • Topic 43: Advancement of inspection, repair and rehabilitation techniques / technologies
  • Topic 44: Forensic engineering for structural failures.

In addition, a round table discussion on “Measures for increasing adaptability to Climate Change” will be included.

  1. Welcome and introduction
  2. Presentations
  3. Questions and Answers
  4. Presentations
  5. Questions and Answers
  6. Presentations
  7. Questions and Answers
  8. Presentations
  9. Questions and Answers
  10. Conclusion
  11. Organization

Welcome and introduction

• Mr. Kiyohiro Imai, Chair of PIARC TC 4.2 Bridges, Japan

Presentations

  • Forensic engineering for structural failures
    Joey HARTMANN (United States) - PIARC TC 4.2 Secretary
  • Procedures in forensic engineering applied to the old Cancura bridge, Los Lagos Region, Chile
    Matias VALENZUELA (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile)

Questions and Answers

• Moderator: Mr. Kiyohiro Imai, Chair of PIARC TC 4.2 Bridges, Japan

Presentations

  • Advancement of inspection techniques / technologies and bridge management systems
    Gonzalo ARIAS HOFMAN (Spain) - PIARC TC 4.2 Secretary
  • New rehabilitation materials and technologies
    Pierre GILLES (Belgium) - PIARC TC 4.2 Secretary
  • Use of Ultra-High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete for the rehabilitation of Swiss road bridges
    Dimitrios PAPASTERGIOU (PIARC TC 4.2 Working Group leader, Federal Roads Office (FEDRO), Switzerland)

Questions and Answers

• Moderator: Mr. Kiyohiro Imai, Chair of PIARC TC 4.2 Bridges, Japan

Break

Presentations

  • Damage-Resilient Bridges in seismic areas
    Dimitrios PAPASTERGIOU (Switzerland) - Federal Roads Office (FEDRO)
  • Shaking Table Tests of a Simply-Supported Bridge Scaled Model
    Luca RIGHETTI (ANAS SpA, Italy)

Questions and Answers

• Moderator: Mr. Kiyohiro Imai, Chair of PIARC TC 4.2 Bridges, Japan

Presentations

  • Measures for increasing adaptability to Climate Change
    Heungbae GIL (South Korea) - PIARC TC 4.2 Working Group Leader

Questions and Answers

• Moderator: Mr. Kiyohiro Imai, Chair of PIARC TC 4.2 Bridges, Japan

Round table discussion about Measures for increasing adaptability to Climate Change
• Moderator: Mr. Heungbae Gil, Korea Expressway Corporation, South Korea
• Ms. Carmen Swanwick, Utah Department of Transportation, USA
• Ms. Hajar Zoubir, National Center of Road Studies and Research - General Road Directorate, Morocco
• Mr. Kazuo Endo, Honshu Shikoku Bridge Expressway Co., Ltd., Japan
• Ms. Marta Pertierra Rodríguez, INES Engineering, Spain
• Mr. Matias Valenzuela, Ministry of Public Works, Chile
• Ms. Yvonne Gunreben, Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport, Germany

Conclusion

• Mr. Joey Hartmann, PIARC TC 4.2 Secretary, USA

Organization

Session Organisation and Secretariat: Mr. Kiyohiro Imai, Chair of PIARC TC 4.2 Bridges, Japan