Schedule

Registration
  • 08:30 - 09:00
Welcome messages
  • Local authority and host organisation
  • 09:00 - 09:30
Opening session: “Main issues regarding road tunnel operations and safety”
- Road Directorates’ view point.
  • 09:30 - 10:15
Opening of the exhibition area
Coffee Break
  • 10:15 - 11:00
Technical session 1
Safety management tools and systems: safety policies, safety management systems, risk analyses, feedback from experience, safety exercises…
  • 1.1 Tools for safety management - Effectiveness of risk mitigation measures for road tunnels - Bernhard Kohl - Austria – PIARC WG 2 (Safety) co leader - 11:00 - 11:20
  • 1.2 Benchmarking safety management systems - Potential use for road tunnel operation - MN. Marsault - France – (PIARC WG 2 safety) - 11:20 - 11:40
  • 1.3 The view of South American countries - Ricardo Miranda – Brazil – (ITA-COSUF and PIARC WG 6 member) - 11:40 - 12:00 
Discussion 12:00 - 12:30
  • 11:00 - 12:30
Lunch
  • 12:30 - 14:00
Technical session 2
Sustainable operation: societal, environmental and economic issues
  • 2.1 First steps towards sustainable operation of road tunnels - George Mavroyeni - (Australia - PIARC TC D.5) - 14:00 - 14:20
  • 2.2 Refurbishment of Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine tunnel - Alexandre Debs - Canada Quebec (PIARC TC D.5) - 14:20 - 14:40
  • 2.3 X.Rousse tunnel - “Innovative use of a safety gallery for environmentally friendly modes of traffic” - Speaker to be identified (Lyon Metropole)  - 14:40 - 15:00
Discussion 15:00 15:30
  • 14:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
  • 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)
  • Part 2 - Tackling safety issues in tunnels managed by a remote control centre (number of tunnels operated? how to manage incidents? Communication difficulties between the tunnel and the control centre) 
  • 16:15 - 17:30
Closure day 1
  • 17:30 - 17:45
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, the consideration of fixed obstacles …
  • 3.1 Centralised technical management system of for expressway tunnels - Nam Goo Kim (South Korea – PIARC TCD5) - 09:00 - 09:20
  • 3.2 PIARC Report on Fixed Fire Fighting Systems in road tunnels: Current practices and recommendations - Les Fielding (UK - ITA-Cosuf Member – Former PIARC WG leader) - 09:20 - 09:40
  • 3.3 The use of public address systems to improve tunnel safety: current practices - Lim Hock TAY - (Singapore – PIARC TCD5) - 09:40 - 10:00
Discussion 10:00 - 10:30
  • 09:00 - 10:30
Coffee break
  • 10:30 - 11:15
Technical session 4
Future tunnel safety (and operational?) challenges: Issues related to the development of NICT (Intelligent Transport Systems, connected objects, intelligent sensors, smartphones…), new propulsion technologies…
  • 4.1 Alternative Fuels and the Future of Road Tunnels and Road Tunnel Design – Speaker to be identified (PIARC WG 4 vehicle emissions member) - 11:15 - 11:35
  • 4.2 Training with Virtual Reality for Tunnel Safety - (Romano Borchiellini – Italy - PIARC TC D.5) - 11:35 - 11:55
  • 4.3 Using ITS for safety improvements in road tunnels - Henric Modig (Sweden - PIARC WG3 - Human factors and ITS)  - 11:55 - 12:15
Discussion 12:15 - 12:45
  • 11:15 - 12:45
Lunch
  • 12:45 - 14:15
Round table B “Technical equipment - current practices and perspectives”:
  • Part 1 - Optimising maintenance by applying a « Plug and Play » approach to tunnel equipment
  • Part 2 - How to deal with ITS in road tunnels?
  • 14:15 - 15:45
Coffee break
  • 15:45 - 16:10
Open discussion on next PIARC work-programme
  • 16:15 - 16:40
Main issues and perspectives: Discussion with PIARC and partner organisations
  • Max Wietek - ITA-COSUF
  • Michel Deffayet - PIARC French National committee Vice-President
  • Attila Eordogh - European Commission DG-Move 
  • 16:40 - 17:25
Closing message
  • Marc Tesson - PIARC President TC 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