More information on the calls and access to the relevant documents are available from the EC website.
CSA has recently issued its first newsletter, organized in four sections:
A first section of this Newsletter includes contributions on REFINET presentation by CSTB as coordinator, on REFINET background by Dragados as leader of ECTP Infrastructure & Mobility Committee (previously reFINE Initiative) and on REFINET WP3 progress by Tecnalia as coordinator of this WP.
A second section includes background information on research and innovation activities in the field of transport infrastructures by two REFINET partners: Arup and D’Applolonia.
A third section includes information on coordination activities between three CSAs in Transport (REFINET, FOX and USE-it) by FEHRL and on the workshop with REFINET partners and experts from NTPs (October 21st, 2015) by PTEC.
Finally, a fourth section summarizes some news in the field of research and innovation on transport infrastructures.
The newsletter is available here
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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 »
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.
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.