Next generation connectivity for local government and engineers *Sponsored content

By intouch posted 07 March 2018 15:45


Road building and maintenance has always been one of the primary challenges for engineers and the local government sector.

How we engage today with next generation technologies will determine the success (or otherwise) of local government road building, maintenance and management investment strategies for decades to come.

The challenge is how and where to access the latest information and build the global relationships you need to make the right decisions. The answer can be found in Brisbane, from the 29th of April to the 2nd of May 2018, at the 28th International Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) Conference!

ARRB_A5Print.jpgJoin ARRB in a robust discussion of “Next Generation Connectivity” and what it means for future road network investment decisions. Rub shoulders with our industry’s most prominent figures, including representatives from academia, government and industry – as we grapple with how to use next generation technology to make investment decisions with in some cases a one hundred horizon. You’ll have the opportunity to hear from the most impressing array of keynote speakers such as Olympic cyclist and gold medal winner Anna Meares OAM, Randell "Randy" Iwasaki, Executive Director of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) and Katherine Teh-White, Founder and Managing Director of Futureye.

A diverse range of quality insights will be presented on Intelligent Roads, Future of Asset Management, Disruptive Technologies, Platforms and Services, Smart Journeys and Human Factors of Transport, will provide attendees with current best practice from around the globe.

Exciting presentations you can expect to see include research papers such as ‘Pavement condition data collected by Traffic Speed Deflectometer in NSW - what we do with it.’ and ‘Safety solutions on mixed-use urban arterial roads.’ will be discussed and some surprising conclusions drawn.

Following the 28th ARRB Conference, ARRB is proud to present the 8th Symposium on Pavement Surface Characteristics (SURF 2018), delivered on behalf of the World Road Association (PIARC).

SURF 2018 incorporates a range of technical sessions and interactive panel discussions, with local and international experts focussing on “Vehicle to Road Connectivity”.

Guest appearances from living legends of Australian Motorsport, Allan Moffat OBE, and Peter Boylan – winners at Bathurst, Sandown and the Australian GT Championships - will offer some fascinating insights gained throughout their careers in the racing industry.
Delegates will hear thought-provoking messages from keynote speakers such as François Olard, Research & Innovation Director of Eiffage Infrastructures and Randy Iwasaki will return to the SURF stage.

Technical sessions will be based on themes including Safer Road Performance and Data Collection with a Purpose. International keynote speaker Dr John Ferris from Virginia Tech, Founder and Director of the Vehicle Terrain Performance Laboratory, will be speaking on the importance of vehicle pavement interaction in vehicle design. 

Come along to enjoy a jam-packed week of captivating technical content (balanced with unforgettable social functions!) and even a discount off the registration rate if you wish to attend both. We look forward to meeting you then.

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