Conference Day One: Tuesday 17 May 2011

08:30 Registration, refreshments and networking

09:00 Chair’s welcome and opening remarks

Vinay Gupta
Chief Executive Officer
Tandon Consultants

Assessing the latest developments in India’s bridge construction projects

09:15 Addressing challenges in guidelines and adopting new Indian codes

  • Evaluating the current framework and identifying the areas for improvement
  • Comparing standards practiced in India with European guidelines
  • Amending the framework and developing design codes to allow the use of new technologies and innovative designs

Vinay Gupta
Chief Executive Officer
Tandon Consultants

09:45 Achieving fast-track construction in bridge projects through efficient project management and planning

  • Implementing proven project management strategies to accelerate the different phases of bridge design and construction
  • Incorporating innovative bridge design, construction methodologies and equipment
  • Overcoming challenges in land acquisition and improving communication with stakeholders

S. Sengupta
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Span Consultants

10:15 The importance of a strong local manufacturing base to support the bridge construction industry in India

  • The rapid development of transport infrastructure in India during the last decade
  • The growing need for specialist parts in increasingly advanced bridge structures
  • Case studies of specialist bridge components now manufactured in India

Chinmoy Ghosh
COO
Mageba India

Optimising bridge design and reviewing the latest trends

casestudy10:45 CASE STUDY: Enhancing the aesthetic value of bridges and highlighting the importance of innovative designs in the urban landscape

  • Appreciating the importance of aesthetics in bridge design and construction
  • Incorporating innovative structural design to combine functionality and aesthetics
  • Discussing the significance of aesthetically designed bridges in the landscape of urban areas

Jose Kurian
Chief Engineer - Signature Bridge
Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation

11:15 Morning break, refreshments and networking

11:45 Parametric Finite Element Analysis & Design in Bridge Engineering

Christof Lorenz
Vice President
Sofistik

12:15 Limiting seismic effects on bridges by enhancing seismic design

  • Maximising the efficiency of the seismic design process through distress diagnostics
  • Overcoming environmental challenges and minimising the impact of wind, pollution and corrosion on bridge structures
  • Utilising the best suitable design codes for different load requirements of bridges

Lakshmy Parameswaran
Head of Department – Bridges and Structures
Central Road Research Institute

panel 12:45 PANEL DISCUSSION: Identifying road blocks in accelerated bridge construction

  • Drawing a road map for the future of bridge construction in India
  • Re-engineering and re-aligning the current system with the release of new IRC codes and guidelines
  • Discussing the master plans for upcoming bridge projects in India

Moderated by:

Vinay Gupta
Chief Executive Officer
Tandon Consultants

Panelists:

Jose Kurian
Chief Engineer - Signature Bridge
Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation

Lakshmy Parameswaran
Head of Department – Bridges and Structures
Central Road Research Institute

Partha Pratim Banerjee
Deputy General Manager
Egis India Consulting Engineers

Arun Sharma
Chief Engineer – Bridges
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways

13:15 Lunch break and networking opportunity

14:15 Sheet Piles in Bridge constructions

  • An overview of sheet piles
  • Discussing the application os sheet piles in bridge construction – bridge piers, bridge approach and support walls
  • Showcasing reference projects like Signature Bridge Project and Seo-Hae Grand Bridge

casestudy14:45 CASE STUDY: Addressing construction and maintenance challenges in bridges for metro projects

  • Overcoming technical challenges in the initial phases of construction
  • Utilising innovative engineering solutions during the construction phase
  • Combining regional and international expertise in structure management and maintenance

C. Sankaralingam
Head - Bridges, Metros & Ports
Larsen & Toubro

15:15 Solution-focused session 4: Associate sponsor – Roughan & O’Donovan

15:45 Afternoon break, refreshments and networking

casestudy16:15 CASE STUDY: Achieving sustainability in the construction of bridges and enhancing the durability of structures - India’s long-span bridges

  • Identifying alternate materials and composite units for long-span railway bridges to improve sustainability
  • Achieving cost-efficiency in sustainable design for bridges
  • Integrating the latest tools, like carbon calculators, with the design codes to maximise sustainability

V. N. Heggade
Head of Department – Technical Management
Gammon India

casestudy16:45 CASE STUDY: Constructing elevated structures by incorporating the latest bridge engineering techniques in the upcoming Mumbai metro project

  • Discussing the role of bridge engineering in the construction of super and sub structures
  • Highlighting the use of construction and design methodologies in elevated structures
  • Applying international best practice in bridge engineering to aid the construction of complex structures

G. R. Madan
Director – MRTS
Mumbai Metropolitan Development Authority

panel17:15 PANEL DISCUSSION: Minimising the gap in quality, functionality, aesthetics and durability by applying global best practice

  • Learning from successful landmark bridges across the globe
  • Constructing appealing bridges without compromising on project timelines
  • Identifying the right solutions for different phases of design and construction

C. Sankaralingam
Head - Bridges, Metros & Ports
Larsen & Toubro

V. N. Heggade
Head of Department – Technical Management
Gammon India

G. R. Madan
Director – MRTS
Mumbai Metropolitan Development Authority

Arun Sharma
Chief Engineer – Bridges
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways

17:45 End of conference day one