SPECIAL PROJECT SESSION 5. "UNPREDICTED INFRASTRUCTURE FAILURES"

Oct. 10 Thursday. 8:00-11:30

Conference Room F

Chair: Mr. Richard CHARPENTIER, General Manager, Major Highways Projects, Ministry of Transports of Quebec, Chair of Project Oversight Team for PIARC Special Project UIF

The Session will present the outcomes and finding of the PIARC Special Project "Unpredicted Infrastructure Failure" (UIF). UIF is defined as instance where failure occurs on an asset that is considered in good condition and is well maintained. Outcomes have centred around lessons that can be adopted for asset management and inspection, incident preparedness arrangements, the importance of internal and external communications when managing UIF and the impacts for recovery when UIF affects key road assets.

Introduction

• Mr. Richard CHARPENTIER, General Manager, Major Highways Projects, Ministry of Transports of Quebec, Chair of Project Oversight Team for PIARC Special Project UIF

Case studies

Lixhe Bridge failure
• Mr. Pierre GILLES, General Inspector, Public Service of Wallonia Mobility and Infrastructures, Belgium, and French Speaking Secretary of PIARC TC D.3

I-5 Bridge failure
• Mr. Joseph "Joey" HARTMANN, Director, Office of Bridges and Structures, Federal Highway Administration, USA, and Member of PIARC TC D.3

Leo Frigo Bridge Repair
• Mr. Scot BECKER, Director of Bureau of Structures / State Bridge Engineer, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, USA, and English Speaking Secretary of PIARC TC D.3

Preventing impacts of infrastructure failures – lessons learned from the Leverkusen bridge
• Ms. Yvonne GUNREBEN, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Germany

Questions & Answers

Questions and answers for all presentations

Break 09:30- 10:00

Presentation of PIARC Special Project report "Unpredicted Infrastructure Failures"
• Mr. Yukio ADACHI, Director, Corporate Planning Division, Hanshin Expressway Engineering Company, Japan, English speaking Secretary of PIARC TC E.3 and Member of the Special Project Oversight Team

Case study

Pont de la Concorde collapse: lessons learned and implemented, Management and Emergency Plan.
• Ms. Anne-Marie LECLERC, Assistant Deputy Minister, Engineering and Infrastructures Department, Ministry of Transports of Québec, Honorary President of PIARC and First Delegate of Canada-Québec in PIARC.

Round table

Unpredicted Infrastructure Failures: To which extent the reflection should go about the unpredictable?
Moderator:
• Mr. Richard CHARPENTIER, General Manager, Major Highways Projects, Ministry of Transports of Quebec, Chair of Project Oversight Team for PIARC Special Project ERS.
Panellists:
• Ms. Anne-Marie LECLERC, Assistant Deputy Minister, Engineering and Infrastructures Department, Ministry of Transports of Québec, Honorary President of PIARC and First Delegate of Canada-Quebec in PIARC.
• Mr. Pierre GILLES, General Inspector, Roads and Buildings, Wallonia, Belgium, and French Speaking Secretary of PIARC TC D.3
• Mr. Yukio ADACHI, Director, Corporate Planning Division, Hanshin Expressway Engineering Company, Japan, English speaking Secretary of PIARC TC D.3 and Member of the Special Project Oversight Team

Interventions / discussions from / with the audience

Summary & Conclusions of the Session

• Mr. Richard CHARPENTIER, General Manager, Major Highways Projects, Ministry of Transports of Quebec, Chair of Project Oversight Team for PIARC Special Project UIF