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Overview

An effective road asset management system comprises the processes, tools, data and policies necessary for the management of all the physical assets for which public authorities have a responsibility with the objective of providing the required level of service in the most cost-effective manner. As a discipline aimed at facilitating decision-making, road asset management is a powerful tool for both national and local road agencies, providing a framework for managing their networks and prioritizing further investments using a long-term life-cycle approach.
This workshop will cover the principles, concepts, components, techniques and benefits of managing road infrastructure assets. The contents will be based on international practitioner handbooks as well as the hands-on experience of the course instructors. The workshop will teach the most relevant best practices as they relate to strategic asset management, tactical & technical asset management planning and operational asset management & service delivery.

Target Audience

  • Road Authorities
  • Road Design Consultants
  • Contractors
  • Manufacturers & Distributors
  • Concessionaires
  • Maintenance Personnel
  • Academia

Course Outcomes

  • Better understand each of the aspects of Strategic, Tactical and Operational Asset Management and their related functions
  • Recognize the need to further develop asset management capacity and capability for their organization, and have methods to do so
  • Understand the importance of ’aligning’ asset management practices and approach to achieve organizational objectives
  • Identify and develop appropriate delivery models for asset management and maintenance services that ensure optimum return on investment and excellent service delivery performance
  • Understand how emerging infrastructure concerns, such as weather resilience, impact asset management functions
  • Building and monitoring financial plans for asset maintenance and renewal

Workshop Format

  • Structured elements for each day, with established timeframes, within a productive learning environment
  • Workshop consists of classroom learning, collaborative group activities, individual learning opportunities, as well as nominated presentation sessions
  • Informal learning settings with all attendees encouraged to contribute
  • Ample opportunity to share ideas, discuss challenges and create solutions and a better way forward together

From the Chairman

As the road industry’s most trusted brand in continuing education, the IRF provides road professionals with educational opportunities that are recognized worldwide by engineering and transportation societies. IRF’s Global Training Curriculum provides technical expertise in classroom and practical settings where attendees can learn from and have direct access to seasoned professionals. Each course is designed to assist attendees in learning to correctly apply the knowledge gained and provides the most relevant, up-to date information on best practices and technological solutions.

IRF Workshops are specifically developed to meet the needs of road professionals. Whether you are a representative of a highway agency, a member of a financing institution, consultant or contractor, IRF workshops will give you the necessary tools to deliver improvements to your organization.

As the IRF Chairman, I encourage you to make the most of these opportunities and help fulfill IRF’s vision of better roads for a better world.

H.E. Eng. Abdullah A. Al-Mogbel
IRF Chairman

Essency Consulting Limited
Scott Bloxsom
Principal & Founder

Scott is Chartered Professional Engineer with over 25 years experience in a wide range of asset management and engineering projects. Scott has worked extensively with both public and private sector clients in Australia, United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle
East advising and implementing asset management principles and performance based contract development, delivery and review.
He is the Principal and founder of Essency Consulting Limited, an asset management and contract services company delivering tailored services to clients in the infrastructure sectors.
He is a Chartered member of Engineers Australia, a member of the Institute of Asset Management (UK) and Asset Management Council of Australia, and a qualified assessor to the ISO55000 and PAS55:2008 Asset Management standards.

University of Zagreb
Darko Babic
Professor

Darko Babic is a Professor at Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb. He works at Department for Traffic Signalization which has accredited testing laboratory in the field of traffic signalization and it is main research centre in that field in Republic of Croatia. Since 2003 mr. Babic is working on quality testing of road traffic signalization, with scientific approach to results. This gives greater view on road safety problems and determine the impact of traffic signalization to road safety. Besides that, he was involved in many projects regarding guiding signalization, accident data analysis, black spot identification, audits and trainings. Works closely with international companies in the field of traffic signalization (3M, Swarco…) on product testing, analysis and presentations. Mr. Babic is member of European Committee for Standardization CEN/TC 226/WG 2 (road markings) and CEN/TC 226/WG 3 (traffic signs) and President of Croatian Committee for Standardization in the field of Road equipment HZN/TO 509.

The World Bank
Ioannis Dimitropoulos
Senior Transport Specialist

Ioannis Dimitropoulos is a Senior Transport Specialist in the Transport Global Practice of the World Bank Group. Based in Zagreb, Croatia, Ioannis is leading or co-leading transport project teams for the Bank’s lending projects on the road sector in Croatia and North Macedonia. He is also a team member in several operations across Central & Eastern Europe, including support to road sector reform in Ukraine and Azerbaijan as well as road safety policy implementation in the six Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries. His main professional interests include road operation and maintenance, asset management, road safety, PPPs and tolling.

Prior to joining the World Bank, Ioannis was managing the operation and maintenance of major tollway links in Greece, including the Rion-Antirion cable-stayed bridge and the Moreas motorway. He was a member of the first board of Greece’s Toll Road Association (Hellastron) and has over 15 years of involvement in road sector concessions. He has also worked on the introduction of road safety audits and workzone safety standards at a national and European level, as a lead researcher in European Commission-funded projects in the 1990s, most notably ARROWS, and subsequently through development of guidelines and practical implementation on the Greek motorway network. He received his civil engineering degree from the National Technical University of Athens and an MSc in transportation from Imperial College, London.

ESRI
Terry Bills
Global Transportation Industry Director

Terry Bills is the Global Transportation Industry Director at ESRI, responsible for all transportation segments worldwide. He has over 25 years experience in transportation planning and policy, information technology and GIS.

Mr. Bills has been a Principal Planner for a large regional transportation planning agency, as well as the President of a GIS and transportation consulting firm during his career. He was a Doctoral Candidate at UCLA, where he was also awarded two Masters’ degrees.

IRF European Training Institute

University of Zagreb
Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences
Kuslanova 2, 10 000 Zagreb

More Information

Brendan Halleman, Vice President Europe & Central Asia

+1 703 535 1001

bhalleman@irf.global

Details

Start:
March 25
End:
March 27
Venue:
IRF European Training Institute
Address:
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Kuslanova 2
Zagreb, Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska)

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Cost:
IRF Members
Euro €2,000 (no hotel included)
Non IRF Members
Euro €2,500 (no hotel included)
South East Europe*
Euro €750
(*applies to countries participating in the South East European Cooperation Process: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey).
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