Towards effective standards for monitoring, data-informed safety assessment and maintenance of transport infrastructure - EUROSTRUCT

by EuroStruct 2018
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Short Bio
Dr.ir. Agnieszka Bigaj-van Vliet is a senior expert in the field of safety and durability of civil structures. She holds MSc degree in civil engineering from Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, and PhD in civil engineering from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, and has been working for over 20 years at the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) in the department of Structural Reliability. She coordinates several research programs at TNO, i.e. 2020-24 ERP CS (smart & sustainable concrete structures with circular solutions based on recycling and reuse of construction demolition waste) and 2015-2018 ERP SI (data-informed assessment of concrete bridges with corrosion damage supported by Structural Health Monitoring and probabilistic numerical analysis). Presently she is coordinator of the EU Horizon 2020 CSA IM-SAFE project, which aims to formulate input to the EC mandate to CEN to prepare a new standard in monitoring for optimal maintenance and safety of transport infrastructure. Agnieszka is a member of the Presidium and the Technical Council of the International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib), the Head of the Dutch National Delegation to fib and deputy-convener of the fib Task Group Model Code for Structural Concrete. She is also a member of subcommittee 318-L of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Committee 318-25, Structural Concrete Building Code.


Abstract
Aiming to ensure the safety of the transport infrastructure during operation through the improvement of maintenance policies across Europe, the European Commission opened in 2019 the call for the Coordination and Support Action (CSA) “Monitoring and safety of transport infrastructure”. The main goal of this CSA is to support the preparation of a future mandate for CEN standards for the maintenance and control of the European transport infrastructure. In 2020, the CSA was granted to the IM-SAFE project consortium. The webinar presents the IM-SAFE project findings in context of best practices in application of inspection, monitoring and testing of transport infrastructure. In particular, addresses the needs and perspectives for standardization of the use of data from inspection, monitoring and testing in managing the structural safety risks for bridges and tunnels, highlighting the following aspects for which the development of standardized provisions is foreseen:
– the use of risk-based maintenance management system, employing condition-based maintenance strategies and using information from inspection, testing and monitoring to ensure reliability, safety, availability and economical operation over the assets’ lifetime;
– the use of structure-specific information in the framework for the data-informed safety assessment;
– the selection of performance indicators for an objective assessment and through-life management of bridges and tunnels;
– the availability and adequacy of structure-specific information to assess the structural condition, the action effect and/or the actions on structures and enable improvement of the structural assessment.

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