The International Road Federation (IRF) is pleased to announce that its Executive Seminar on Performance-Based Contracts will be held from March 6-12, 2016 in London, England. Once again, IRF has scheduled the top international experts representing the fields of contract management, road maintenance, financing and sustainable transport policy development to present best practices and case studies in performance-based contracts.
The IRF Executive Seminar on Performance-based Contracts consists of a 5-day program of presentations and discussions about performance-based contracts and how they can be utilized to help road agencies meet their desired goals/outcomes. Participants will be asked to engage in working groups with experts who are actively involved in maintenance contracting and asset management to discuss the application of best practices under different country conditions.
- Learn how Performance-based Contracts can help your organization achieve its goals
- Understand how Asset Management can help optimize your road maintenance needs
- Network with like-minded senior road professionals from all over the world
- Discuss and share best practices with some of the top international experts
- Discover solutions to problems faced in your country
- Receive IRF Certification
- Road & Transport Agencies Executives
- Engineers and Managers who are involved in Highway Maintenance
- Private Consultants & Contractors
- Toll Operators
- Service Providers
Robert F. Fergerstrom
Lead Instructor | International Road Federation
For more than 40 years, Mr. Fergerstrom’s career has focused on management consulting to public transportation agencies in the United States and overseas. In the course of his career, he has assisted more than 30 public works agencies to strengthen institutional capacity. On most of these projects he has managed diverse teams of highly specialized experts working with client agencies to develop strategies for institutional strengthening and implement structural reform. His areas of expertise include maintenance contracting, organizational reviews, restructuring, management systems, conducting workshops and assessing potential for privatization.
President | AB International Enterprises
Dr. Anil Bhandari is President of AB International Enterprises LLC and a Senior Transport Infrastructure Consultant, resident in Kenya. He worked for the World Bank (1989-2010) in various regions of the World Bank and was Senior Infrastructure Advisor for the Africa Region at the time of his retirement. His former careers include Technical Adviser, Ghana Highway Authority (1987); Associate Dean of Engineering, University of Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania (1973); and Executive Engineer, NAFCO (1971). Anil holds a doctorate in Transportation Engineering (Purdue University), a master degree in Industrial Engineering (Kranett School of Management), and an master of science in Civil Engineering (MIT).
Civil Engineer | Leidos
Dr. Adrian Burde provides ongoing support to several Department of Transportation agencies and private companies on matters related to performance based maintenance contracting. Dr. Burde has routinely prepared operating procedures and other technical documentation to be used by owner agency staff for developing, implementing, and managing asset management programs. Since 2005, Dr. Burde has been developing and implementing management tools for the asset maintenance program of the VDOT Central Office Maintenance Division including Maintenance Rating Program (MRP) data analyses, condition reports, and performance evaluation reports. Most recently, Dr. Burde was appointed Project Manager of the VDOT MRP third party evaluation team.
Consultant & Advisor | The World Bank & Asia Development Bank
Dr. Asif Faiz is a former World Bank Highways Adviser and Infrastructure Sector Manager with some 40 years of experience in designing, managing and implementing transport development policies, programs and projects in more than 40 developing countries. After retiring from the World Bank in 2008, he has consulted as a technical and policy advisor for the World Bank Group- public investment programs and projects covering motorways, airports, highway improvement and maintenance programs, rural roads, and transport services in more than 20 countries. He managed the World Bank’s infrastructure program in Latin America in 1990s, under which area-wide performance based road maintenance contracts were implemented in Argentina and Uruguay. He helped initiate similar maintenance contracts in Georgia and hybrid PBMCs in Tonga. Dr. Faiz owns and operates Faiz and Associates LLC, an advisory consultancy in international development, transport, urban planning and fragile states.
CPEng | MIPENZ, BE (Civil) (Hons), MTech (Pavements)
Wayne Hatcher has more than 20 years of experience managing highway
infrastructure. During that time he has developed leading skills in infrastructure asset management, particularly in the use and application of asset data to support effective highway management. Mr. Hatcher has developed and enhanced several systems that help highway asset managers make informed decisions, including: economic appraisal; asset valuation and depreciation; performance monitoring and management; prioritization; and optimization. He is a leading proponent for highway condition forecasting including development and implementation of decision support tools to assist highway managers. Mr. Hatcher has provided services for several leading transport agencies across New Zealand, England, Western Australia and British Columbia, as well as numerous local government administrations in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia and Canada. He has also worked alongside contractors to assist them deliver their obligations for outcome contracts in the most cost-effective manner.
Head, Infrastructure Policy | European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Matthew is the Head of Infrastructure Policy at EBRD, providing advice and structuring for the Municipal Infrastructure and Transport sectors. Previously, he was Senior Urban Transport Specialist at EBRD from 2007-2013, where he focused on both private and public sector urban transport project structures in line with the Bank’s mandate, involving over 50 individual projects across some 20 countries in Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS and Turkey. His active project portfolio includes Belgrade, Istanbul, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Budapest, Sofia, Kiev, Sofia, Almaty, Bursa, and Izmir, amongst others. The focus of his policy work covers transport sector funding, urban public transport regulation and commercialisation, public service contracting, performance-based contracting for roads, automated fare collection projects, ITS/traffic management, parking concessions, road safety, rail sector reforms, delegated management contracting and social infrastructure PPP development. Prior to joining EBRD in 2007, he worked as a Transport Specialist for Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC from 1999-2007. He holds a Masters in Planning from the University of Maryland, USA.
Country Manager | Viasys
Pekka Pakkala is Country Manager for Viasys VDC Inc., and is responsible for all aspects of development in Virtual Design & Construction (VDC/BIM), IT tools and services. Previous experience and competencies are mainly with asset management and maintenance, project delivery methods, Performance Based Maintenance Contracts (PBMC), Public Private Partnerships (PPP), international practices and benchmarking, research projects, and training and education. Pekka is on World Bank's list of experts dealing with PBMC and is an invited speaker at many international seminars and conferences.
Monday, March 7
|A Conceptual Framework for Performance-Based Contracts|
|Principles and Lessons for Addressing Asset Management Challenges|
|International Overview I: The World Bank Experience in Developing Countries|
|International Overview II: OECD Country Experience|
|Evolution of Maintenance Rating Programs: The Virginia Department of Transportation Experience|
Tuesday, March 8
|Asset Management: Prerequisite for PBCs & Data Requirements|
|Designing a Maintenance Contracting Program|
|Defining Risks under Output and Performance-Based Road Contracts|
|Country Preparations for Implementing Performance-Based Contracts|
|Implementation of PBC: Challenges from a Government’s and Contractor’s Perspectives|
|New Zealand Case: Past, Present & Future|
Wednesday, March 9
|Scope of the Works in the PBC Contract Document|
|Measuring Contractor’s Performance in PBC|
|Specifications, Performance Evaluation and Payment for PBC|
|Assembling the Contract Document|
|Managing a Performance-Based Contract|
|The Evolution of Maintenance Rating Programs in Performance-Based Roadway Maintenance Contracts|
Thursday, March 10
|Maintenance Management Issues & Requirements|
|Design-Build Contracts: When Are They Appropriate?|
|Combining Routine and Heavy Maintenance|
Friday, March 11
|Q&A with the Experts|
|Mobile Technologies for Measuring Asset Condition|
|Closing Comments and Awarding of Certificates|