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Join us and participate in the PIARC International Webinar “Measures to improve resilience of road networks"

22 March 2022

Register now to discover more about resilience and infrastructure failures through theoretical knowledge and case studies.

us and participate in the PIARC International Webinar “Measures to improve
resilience of road networks"

The international webinar "Measures to improve resilience of road networks", organized by the Technical Committee 3.3 "Road Asset Management", will take place virtually on April, 28.

During the one-and-a-half-hour virtual event, evaluation of resilience of road networks, practical measures to increase resilience and recovery experience in cases of infrastructure failures due to extreme events are presented. This includes both the theoretical background for managing of resilience is as well as its practical application in decision making.

The impacts of climate change on infrastructure in Canada has been particularly significant and the webinar provides examples of agency response to ensure transportation continuity, improve its reliability and decrease recovery times. Further, a screening procedure and the effectiveness of bridge retrofitting following two earthquakes in New Zealand are described. The webinar concludes addressing the network-wide response and a recovery phase after earthquake induced failures in a district of central Italy.

The materials are based on the work done in Working Group 2 “Measures to improve resilience of Road networks” of PIARC Technical Committee 3.3 "Road Asset Management". The webinar comprises presentations by Rade Hajdin, David Hein, Jack Hansby and Mauro D’Apuzzo, among others.

Practical information:

  • Register here
  • Date: 28 April 2022 12:30 PM (Paris Time)
  • Modality: Virtual
  • Language: English


  • 12:30 – 12:35 Welcoming words and PIARC institutional presentation by Patrick Malléjacq, PIARC Secretary General
  • 12:35 – 12:40 Introduction to PIARC Technical Committee 3.3 Asset management by Gerardo Flintsch, Chair of TC 3.3
  • 12:40 – 12:45 Introduction to the webinar objectives by Rade Hajdin, WG2 Lead
  • 12:45 – 13:05 Resilience of road networks – from theory to practice by Rade Hajdin, WG2 Lead
  • 13:05 – 13:25 Resilience of road networks in the face of disasters - Examples from Canada by David Hein
  • 13:25 – 13:45 Seismic retrofitting of bridges and related resilience of road networks - Examples from New Zealand and Italy by Jack Hansby and Mauro D´Appuzo
  • 13:45 – 14:00 Questions and Answers

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