5 Nov 2021

IM-SAFE Symposium

Surveying technologies, data-informed safety evaluation and risk management for bridges and tunnels – From the needs to the standardization

The H2020 CSA IM-SAFE project is paving the road towards the improvement of maintenance policies for the European transport infrastructure. The main goal of this project is to support the preparation of the mandate for CEN standards for implementation of monitoring in safety assessment, risk evaluation and maintenance decision making for transport infrastructure.

The IM-SAFE Symposium presents the project findings and aims to collect input from the Community of Practice from all over Europe in order to create a solid basis for future standardization on surveying technologies, data-informed safety evaluation and risk management for bridges and tunnels. The Symposium is open for registration at the following link for the morning and the afternoon sessions.


Schedule

Morning Session – Moderator: P. Darò
9:00 – 9:15: Welcome and IM-SAFE project progress
9:15 – 10:15: Surveying technologies – Contributors: A. Sánchez Rodríguez 4, M. Longo 3, J. Zach 5, M. Solla 4 and J. Martínez 4
10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:30: Damage indicators and vulnerable elements for bridges and tunnels – Contributors: B. Riveiro Rodríguez 4, A. Sánchez Rodríguez 4 and A. Strauss 2
11:45 – 12:45: Performance indicators for bridges and tunnels – Contributors: A. Strauss 2, K. Bergmeister 2 and L. Ptacek 2
12:45 – 13:00: Conclusions and outlook
Lunch Break
Afternoon Session – Moderator: A. Bigaj van Vliet
14:00 – 14:15: Welcome and IM-SAFE project progress
14:15 – 15:30: Data-informed structural performance assessment – Contributors: P. Darò 3, G. Mancini 3, A. Strauss 2, D.L. Allaix 1, A.J. Bigaj-van Vliet 1
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30: Risk assessment and risk-based framework for maintenance management – Contributors: H. van Meerveld 1, A.J. Bigaj-van Vliet 1, B. Cerar 1, A. Strauss 2
17:30 – 18:00: Conclusions and outlook

Both the morning and afternoon sessions will provide a varied and engaging program, as described in the details below:


Surveying technologies

  • State-of-the-practice of the most relevant surveying technologies for bridges and tunnels
  • Fitness-for-purpose of surveying technologies
  • State of standardisation in data collection

Damage indicators and vulnerable elements for bridges and tunnels

  • Damage Indicators for main damage processes for transport infrastructure
  • Identification of vulnerable elements for bridges and tunnels
  • Understanding relation between Damage Indicators and surveying technologies, and their applicability to vulnerable elements

Performance indicators for bridges and tunnels

  • Concept of Performance Indicators
  • Use of Performance Indicators in practice of the different EU countries
  • Understanding importance of Pis for the CoP

Data-informed assessment of structural performance

  • Overview on the risk-based, reliability based and semi-probabilistic assessment methods for existing structures
  • Current and future use of monitoring data in the structural assessment process and model updating methods
  • Risk-based prioritization process for assessment, maintenance monitoring and remedial interventions on existing structures

Risk assessment and risk-based framework for maintenance management

  • Best practices in risk assessment and approaches to standardization of risk assessment process
  • Challenges of the implementation risk-based maintenance management and condition-based maintenance for bridges and tunnels
  • Condition state classification and minimum maintenance levels for transport infrastructure

The IM-SAFE Symposium is organzied by the following experts:

Agnieszka Bigaj van Vliet & Hendrik van Meerveld1 TNO, Delft, the Netherlands
Alfred Strauss & Konrad Bergmeister2 University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Giuseppe Mancini & Paola Darò3 SACERTIS Ingegneria S.r.l., Turin
Pedro Arias Sánchez; Ana Sánchez Rodríguez & Belén Riveiro Rodríguez44 University of Vigo, Vigo
Julius Zach5 Mostostal, Warszawa, Poland