Programme

Registration
  • 08:30 - 09:00
Welcome messages
  • Jean-Luc Da Passano - Vice President of the Greater Lyon Council (La Métropole de Lyon)
  • Claude Van Rooten -  President of PIARC (World Road Association)
  • André Broto - President of PIARC French National Committee
  • Marc Tesson - Chairman of PIARC Technical Committee TC D.5
  • 09:00 - 09:30
Opening session: “Main issues regarding road tunnel operations and safety”
- Road Directorates’ view point.
  • Sandrine Bernabei Chinzi - Head of Transport Infrastructure - Ministry in charge of Transport - PIARC 1st Delegate - France
  • Alexandre Debs - Project Manager - Department of Transportation - Quebec - Canada
  • Massimo Schintu - Executive Director - AISCAT- Italy
  • Rafael López Guarga - Chief Engineer - Ministry of Public Works - Spain
  • Ton Coertjens - Leader of Workstream Tunnel Safety - NL, B, UK, F 
  • 09:30 - 10:15
Opening of the exhibition area
Coffee Break sponsored by BG
  • 10:15 - 11:00
Technical session 1
Safety management tools and systems: safety policies, safety management systems, risk analyses, feedback from experience, safety exercises…
  • 11:00 -11:20:  Effectiveness of risk mitigation measures for road tunnels - Bernhard Kohl - Co-leader of PIARC TC D.5 Working Group 2 (Safety)  - France
  • 11:20 -11:40:  Benchmarking safety management systems - Potential use for road tunnel operation - Marie-Noëlle Marsault - Associate Member of PIARC TC D.5 Working Group 2 (Safety) - France
  • 11:40 -12:00: Overview of tunnel safety measures in Japan: various  attempts made by the East Nippon Expressway Company - Atsushi Ichikawa - East Nippon Expressway Company - Japan
Discussion 12:00 - 12:30
  • 11:00 - 12:30
Lunch
Sponsored by SIEMENS
  • 12:30 - 14:00
Technical session 2
Sustainable operation: societal, environmental and economic issues
  • 14:00 - 14:20: First steps towards sustainable operation of road tunnels - George Mavroyeni - Member of  PIARC TC D.5  - Australia
  •  14:20 - 14:40: Refurbishment of Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine tunnel - Alexandre Debs - Member of PIARC TC D.5 -  Quebec - Canada 
  • 14:40 - 15:00: Croix Rousse tunnel - “Innovative use of a safety gallery for environmentally friendly modes of traffic” - Mathieu Hermen - La Métropole de Lyon - France
Discussion 15:00 15:30
  • 14:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
Sponsored by GSA
  • 15:30 - 16h15
Round table A “Safe operation of road tunnels”: Part 1
Tackling safety issues in tunnels with a high level of traffic (access difficulties for rescue services and maintenance teams)
  • Ronald Mante - Leader of PIARC TC D.5 Working Group 2 (Safety) -  Netherlands
  • Christina Kluge - Member of ITA COSUF - Germany  
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Christian Neyret - SDMIS 69 - France
  • 16:15 - 16:50
Round table A “Safe operation of road tunnels”: Part 2
Tackling safety issues in tunnels managed by a remote control centre (number of tunnels operated, how to manage inicents, commun ication difficulties....)
  • Arild Sovik - Associate Member of PIARC TC D.5 Working Group 2 (Safety) - Norway
  • Arthur Kabuya - Member of PIARC TC D.5
  • Hélène Mongeot - French-speaking Working Group of Road Tunnel Operators (GTFE) - France
  • 16:50 - 17:30
Closure

  • 17:30 - 17:45
Wine and cheese cocktail

  • 17:45 - 20:00
Technical session 3
Safety systems and equipment: Centralised technical management, monitoring, ventilation and fixed fire-fighting systems, user evacuation, communication means, treating fixed obstacles …
  • 09:00 - 09:20: Centralised technical management system for expressway tunnels - Nam Goo Kim - Member of PIARC TC D.5 - South Korea
  • 09:20 - 09:40: PIARC report on fixed fire-fighting systems in road tunnels: Current practices and recommendations - Les Fielding - Member of ITA COSUF and former PIARC WG leader - UK  
  • 09:40 - 10:00: The use of public address systems to improve tunnel safety: current practices - Lim Hock TAY - Member of PIARC TC D.5 - Singapore
Discussion 10:00 - 10:30
  • 09:00 - 10:30
Coffee break
Sponsored by Philips
  • 10:30 - 11:15
Technical session 4
Future tunnel challenges in terms of tunnel safety and operation: issues related to the development of NICT (Intelligent Transport Systems, connected objects, intelligent sensors, smartphones…), new propulsion technologies…
  • 11:15 - 11:35: Alternative fuels and the future of road tunnels and road tunnel design – Gary Clark - Co-leader of PIARC TC D.5 Working Group 4 on vehicle emissions - UK
  • 11:35 - 11:55: Using virtual reality for tunnel safety training - Romano Borchiellini – Member of PIARC TC D.5 - Italy
  • 11:55 - 12:15: Using ITS to impove safety in road tunnels - Henric Modig - Leader of PIARC TC D.5 Working Group 3 on - Human factors and ITS - Sweden  
Discussion 12:15 - 12:45
  • 11:15 - 12:45
Lunch
Sponsored by SIEMENS
  • 12:45 - 14:15
Round table B “Technical equipment - current practices and perspectives”:
Part1: Optimising maintenance by applying a "plug and play approach to tunnel equipment
  • Pierre Longtin - Member of PIARC TC D.5 - Quebec - Canada
  • Fathi Tarada - Member of PIARC TC D.5 - UK
  • Jean-Claude Martin - Leader of PIARC TC D.5 Working Group 1 on Sustainable Operation - France
  • 14:15 - 15:00
Round table B "Technical equipment - current practices and perspectives"
Part 2: How to deal with intelligent transport systems in road tunnels
  • Salvatore Giua - Member of PIARC TC D.5 - Italy
  • Bijan Khalaghi  - Member of PIARC TC D.5 - USA
  • Joyce Vreede - COSUF representative - Rijkswaterstaat - Netherlands
  • 15:00 - 15:45
Coffee break
Sponsored by WITT &Sohn
  • 15:45 - 16:10
Open discussion on next PIARC work-programme
  • Marc Tesson - Chairman of PIARC Technical Committee D.5 - France
  • Miguel Caso Florez - Technical Director - PIARC General Secretariat - France
  • Ronald Mante - Leader of PIARC WG 2 on Safety - PIARC TC D.5 - Netherlands
  • Jean-Claude Martin - Leader of PIARC WG1 on Sustainable Operation - PIARC TC D.5 - France
  • 16:15 - 16:40
Main issues and perspectives: Discussion with PIARC and partner organisations
  • Max Wietek - Chairman of ITA-COSUF
  • Michel Deffayet - Vice-Chairman of PIARC French National Committee
  • Attila Eordogh - Representative of European Commission DG-Move
  • Claude Van Rooten - PIARC President
  • 16:40 - 17:25
Closing message
  • Marc Tesson -  Chairman of PIARC Technical Committee D.5
  • 17:25 - 17:30
Closure day 2
  • 17:30 - 18:00
Technical Tours
The third day of the conference will be dedicated to optional technical tours to tunnels in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.
  • 09:00 - 17:00

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