Online workshop for the IM-SAFE CoP of the Benelux

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On March 30th 2021, an online workshop (IN DUTCH!) was held for the members of IM-SAFE Community of Practice in Benelux. This workshop included a round table discussion, dedicated to: current state of standardization in monitoring, data-informed safety evaluation and maintenance of transport infrastructure.

Participants have received up-to-date information about availability of national and European standards, guidelines and regulations. They will also be given an opportunity to engage in a discussion about the directions for future development of the harmonized European standards on:

  • structural monitoring
  • condition-based and risk-based maintenance of transport infrastructure
  • data-informed safety assessment

Want to know more? You can download the presentation of the meeting here:

The first Pan-EU CoP Forum

Today the pan-EU CoP Forum information meeting took place. In this meeting an EU representation of stakeholders of about 30 people was informed about the project and the organisation of the international Community of Practice (CoP) necessary to support the results of the IM-SAFE project.

Professionals from the working field across Europe participated in this first pan-EU CoP meeting.

Purpose and aim of the IM-SAFE project were explained by Agnieszka Bigaj, IM-SAFE project coordinator. Jos Wessels, Work package leader ‘stakeholder engagement’ showed the importance, organisation and benefit of attending the CoP.

Next month the national CoP’s will organise workshops to go into depth about existing standards, one of the first steps to get to the goal of the IM-safe project.

For more information, we refer to the presentation of the meeting and the IM-SAFE leaflet.

WELCOME

Welcome at the IM-SAFE website! IM-SAFE will pave the way to new European standards for monitoring and maintenance of structures.

The main objectives of IM-SAFE are to support the European Commission and the European Committee for Standardization in preparing new standards in monitoring, maintenance and safety of transport infrastructure. And secondly to coordinate and accelerate the process for enabling public authorities and supply-chain stakeholders in transport infrastructure.

By means of the IM-SAFE website information is shared about the process of the project, project partners, involved communities, interesting events and news related to safety of bridges, tunnels and other large infrastructures on the road and railway networks and tunnels. The website is also a medium to connect with the different stakeholders through the IM-SAFE CoP’s.

Joining the IM-SAFE CoP is easy – you can become a member of CoP by contacting the regional representatives and participating in the IM-SAFE CoP activities. By joining us, you will help to drive the IM-SAFE project forward by creating a broad and diverse support base for the further development and harmonisation of standards for structural design, monitoring and maintenance of structures. Want to know more about joining the CoP? Please send an email to info@im-safe-project.eu.

KICK-OFF THE IM-SAFE PROJECT

On November 2nd and 3rd  of 2020 the kick- off meeting of the IM-SAFE project took place. It was November the year before, 2019, that the first ideas of IM-SAFE were discussed. Later on, in January 2020 the first actions were taken for preparing the project proposal. Since January last year a lot has been done to get to the point of the kick-off.  

The online kick-off has shown that flying across Europe is not necessary for a successful start.  The meeting was well organized by the project coordinator TNO.  All parties of the consortium attended the kick-off and it can be said that the consortium is capable of making IM-SAFE into a success. Want to see the faces behind the IM-SAFE consortium? Click here to go to the LinkedIn page of IM-SAFE!

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