Managing Risk in Road Operations

Iasi (Romania), 5-7 November 2009

This international seminar has been organized jointly by the PIARC Technical Committee C.3'Managing Operational Risk' and the Government of Romania.

Preparatory Document

Seminar proceedings (English, French and Romanian)

Welcome Address from the Prefect Country of Iasi, Sava-Dragomir Tomaseschi

 

Welcome Address from Dorina Tiron, Director General of Roads, Ministry of Transport, Romania

 

Welcome Address from Nocolae Taranu, Dean of Faculty Civil Engineering, Technical Univeristy, Romania

 

Opening Remarks. Michio Okahara, Chair of PIARC Technical Committee C.3, Japan

 

Introduction of PIARC and TC C.3 activities. Hiroyuki Nakajima, English-speaking TC C.3 Secretary, Japan

English

Keynote Speech - Importance of Risk Management for Road Agencies. Christopher Bennet, World Bank

English

Session 1: Introduction of Risk Management Techniques (theoretical)

Moderator: Yukio Adachi, Associate Member of TC.C3, Japan

Introduction of Session1. Yukio Adachi, Japan

English

Safety Management for Highways Projects: an alternative approach. Ryszard Gorell, Mouchel, David Boulton, Arthur D. Little, United-Kingdom

English

Road Safety Management in Australia - Past, Present and Future. Maurice Cammak, Main Roads Western Australia, Australia

English

Actual Status and implementation of risk management on roads in Romania. R. Andrei, V. Boboc, A. Rotaru, E. Pulsau, A. BobocDepartment of Transport Infrastructures and Foundations, Technical University "Gh-Asachi", Iasi, Romania

English

Session 2: Good Practices of Risk Management Techniques for Highway Systems and Projects.

Moderator: Keiichi Tamura, Public Works Research Institute, Japan

Case study of Road Disaster Risk Management. Keiichi Tamura, Japan

English

Earth work consolidation with drilled pilots of the groundwater level with siphon drains. N. Botu, D. Carastoian, L. Alicluc, G. Maftei, Romania

Romanian

Good practices and risk management techniques on national road NR15. N. Tautu, T. Bicaz, T. Buhan, C. Zbarnea, Romania

Romanian

Landslide Risk Management in rehabilitation works for transportation infrastructure. I. Lungu, A. Stanciu, J. Copilau, Romania

English

Risk management practice in Flanders. M. Blomme, Flanders

English

Session 3: Management of Risks associated with Natural and man-made Disasters and Climate change.

Moderator: Connie Yew, U.S.A.

Introduction. Connie Yew, U.S.A.

English

Mexico Climate Change, Tabasco case. G. Moreno, F. Alvarez, M. Webert, Mexico

English

Risk management for roads in a changing climate: a common European Approach. Y. Essener, EGIS, France

English

Increasing probability of detection and evaluation of buried objects - GPR-EMI. R. Grimberg, A. Savin, S. Leitoiu, R. Steigmann, P. Barsanescu, C. Comisu, R. Patrascu, Romania

English

Some aspects on landslide risk evaluation on public road network. A. Rotaru, G. Asachi, Romania

English

Reducing the risk of implementation of nonconventional solutions through accelerated testing of roads. C. Florescu, Romania

French

Geological and geotechnical characteristics of rocks from alluvial plane of Bahlui River. P. Raileanu, V. Cazacu, Romania

Romanian

Session 4: Social acceptance of risks and their perceptions.

Moderator: Roberto Arditi, Greece

Introduction. R. Arditi, Italy

English

Other presentation. R. Arditi, Italy

English

Interactions, impacts and influences of social acceptance of risks and their perception. B. Ionnis, P. Toniolos, Greece

English

Impact of different cultures on the perception of risk: Malaysian perspective. Ashaari bin Mohamad, Malaysia

English

Introduction of Japan's vulnerability to Natural Disasters. Minoru Hirano, Japan

English

Improving the road user information as a key factor in management of mobility in risk situations. E.B. Espulgues, Spain

English

Other presentations:

Introduction of Highway network, Major Risks and our Actions in China. Zhang Gaogiang, People's Republic of China

English

Road system and related operational risks in Romania. Radu Andrei, Romania

English

Public Opinion Survey for Earthquake Resistant Design of Road Bridges. Yukio Adachi, Japan

English

Report of W3 activities - Other information and proposals. Roberto Arditi, Italy

English

Organization of the next meeting - Invitation to italy. Roberto Arditi, Italy

English