The infrastructure supply chain has always embraced complexity, significant capital investment and risk. Australia is on the cusp of an explosion of next generation technologies that will shape the road transport sector in general, and transport infrastructure management in particular. Where can asset owners, statutory bodies, consulting engineers and first tier contractors look to find the most up to date information about that new technology?

The answer is at the 28th International Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) Conference in Brisbane, running from the 29 April to 2 May 2018.

ARRB invites you to join in a robust discussion of “Next Generation Connectivity” and solve some of the most pressing questions around our infrastructure future. While you’re at it, rub shoulders with our industry’s most prominent figures, including representatives from academia, government and industry.

Top it off with the most impressing array of keynote speakers such as Olympic cyclist and gold medal winner Anna Meares OAM, Randell “Randy” Iwasaki, Executive Director of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA), and Katherine Teh-White, Founder and Managing Director of Futureye.

Hear a diverse range of quality presentations on intelligent roads, future of asset management, disruptive technologies, platforms and services, smart journeys, and human factors of transport – showcasing current best practice from around the globe.

Exciting presentations you can expect to see include research papers such as ‘Potential Changes to the Road Track Cost Allocation Practice for Determining Australia’s Heavy Road User Charges’ and ‘Implementation of warm mix asphalt in the US: Present and future’.

Symposium on Pavement Surface Characteristics

Following the 28th ARRB Conference, ARRB is proud to present the 8th Symposium on Pavement Surface Characteristics (SURF 2018), delivered on behalf of the World Road Association (PIARC).

SURF 2018 incorporates a range of technical sessions and interactive panel discussions, with local and international experts focusing on “Vehicle to Road Connectivity”.

Keynote speakers include living legends of Australian Motorsport, Allan Moffat OBE, and Peter Boylan – winners at Bathurst, Sandown and the Australian GT Championships –  who will offer some fascinating insights gained throughout their careers in the racing industry.

Technical sessions will be based on themes including safer road performance and data collection with a purpose. International keynote speaker Dr John Ferris from Virginia Tech, Founder and Director of the Vehicle Terrain Performance Laboratory, will be speaking on the importance of vehicle pavement interaction in vehicle design.

Come along to enjoy a jam-packed week of captivating technical content (balanced with unforgettable social functions!) and even a discount off the registration rate if you wish to attend both.

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