December 24th, 2010
Infrastructure is an essential part of life
Infrastructure networks transport people, goods and knowledge: they are fundamental lifelines of today’s society. A working infrastructure is the foundation of the competitiveness of the European industry, the basis for a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy and it ensures the quality of life of European citizens. A more resource efficient, greener and more competitive economy based on knowledge and innovation cannot work without a sound infrastructure.
Today’s Europe possesses one of the densest and most developed infrastructure networks in the world, a huge legacy and cumulated investment inherited from its long history: it owns the oldest road networks, the first ever subways and railways networks that founded its prosperity, along with the brightest and newest references of innovative infrastructure.
The infrastructure topic touches almost all parts of life and thus includes many stakeholders at European, national and local level: from public authorities Read the rest of this entry »
November 9th, 2010
“reFINE” stands for Research for Future Infrastructure Networks in Europe and is an initiative launched by ECTP, strongly supported by ENCORD, to invite all stakeholders that see the need to comprehensively tackle the challenges infrastructures are facing. As construction is an integrating platform for a multitude of technologies, crafts and trades that shape our daily and immediate environment reFINE aims to provide the grounds to Read the rest of this entry »
May 12th, 2007
Hosted by: Ballast Nedam, 11-12 May 2007, in Utrecht
The workshop series was successfully continued with approx. 20 attendees. The group focused on the situation in England, the Netherlands and Germany with contributions from ENCORD members, guests and Dutch authorities. The highway maintenance strategy was presented from the viewpoint of the Dutch Rijkswaterstaat. The experiences with the contract form “KOSMOS“ as used in the Netherlands was discussed both from the companies and authorities side. British contracts were also presented and insight was given into methods for assessing the current condition and making a prognosis for the road surface in the scope of the PPP motorway projects in Germany. Sessions on value engineering, systems engineering and asset management rounded off the interesting programme.
October 21st, 2003
Hosted by: DRAGADOS, 20-21 October 2003
This workshop studied tunnel and underground construction issues from a point of view of the contractor in cooperation with other stakeholders. It included many construction methods and technologies, as well as soil engineering, waste handling, design and engineering, and health and safety. Presentations were made by leading experts from the City of Madrid, STUVA, Geodelft, the Graz University of Technology and many more.