30 April - 01 May, 2019 | PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW

Interactive Workshops: Monday, 29 April 2019

Workshop A

9:00 am - 11:30 am Engaging Early and Thinking Long Term: Innovation in School Engagement, Skills Development and Employment for Major Rail Infrastructure Projects

Major rail infrastructure projects can benefit substantially from a strategic, long-term approach to skills, employment and education, bringing on board a wide range of stakeholders, both internally and externally. This workshop will focus on sharing and discussing innovative approaches
to planning and delivery drawn from experience both in the UK and Australia, which are of equal relevance to clients, suppliers and agencies such as councils and state government.

What will the workshop cover?
  • Early engagement: how working with students and schools can support community engagement and the talent pipeline
  • Why diversity matters: strategies for workforce growth and social inclusion
  • Working with contractors: how procurement levers can support sustainable skills and employment opportunities
  • Partnership potential: ensure project success and wider economic benefits by working with regional stakeholders and industry
Dominic Luddy, Manager, Communication and Stakeholder Engagement at Aurecon

Dominic Luddy

Manager, Communication and Stakeholder Engagement

Kate Myers, Head of Skills, Employment and Education at High Speed Two (HS2)

Kate Myers

Head of Skills, Employment and Education
High Speed Two (HS2)

Workshop B

12:00 pm - 2:30 pm Overcoming Complex Construction Challenges by Upholding Freight Rail Safety Responsibilities and Risk Management Strategies

The Inland Rail is made up of routes faced with challenging geological conditions. This can be particularly dangerous, especially when engineers do not know what structures they may potentially come across during construction. This workshop will explore the safety responsibilities, risk management strategies and upholding up to date construction methods to allow for safe construction through mixed and complex conditions.

What will the workshop cover?

  • Identifying a safety vision and safety management approach to ensure operators and workers comply with instructions to mitigate risks
  • Exploring future safety challenges to be faced across freight and other multi-modal integrated transport systems
  • Using multi-forum risk sharing and transparent risk documentation processes, shared with the client, to improve the sophistication of risk controls, enhance shared analysis of risks, and improve identification of education requirements
  • Insights into the measures that are used in regards to risk-based geotechnical investigations
Adnan Pal, Risk Manager at Transport for NSW

Adnan Pal

Risk Manager
Transport for NSW

Workshop C

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Developing a Strategy to Utilise Big Data for Predictive Maintenance to Improve Freight Rail Services

Big Data and digital systems are opening up a wide range of possibilities for freight railway infrastructure, resulting in faster transmission, greater storage capacity and where channelling the data can assist in the way organisations can manage assets. Yet such success involves getting the right interfaces and strategy in place internally and gaining buy-in for investment of systems to unlock real productivity. With learnings from OBB’s strategy, you will have the opportunity to understand how to better manage data and embrace it as a valuable asset to maintaining freight rail infrastructure and improve future services.

What will the workshop cover?

  • Best practice strategies and approaches for utilising mass data generated and turning it into meaningful information for business development to meet freight user needs
  • What data, analytics and models will also deliver input for security functions on communications and signalling systems on rail infrastructure
  • Improvement of quality through transparency: Utilising digital applications for infrastructure and track maintenance to improve services
  • Developing strong engineering support and data management to provide real-time, predictable services to maximise efficiency
Gerald Schinagl, Digital Innovation Manager at OBB (Austrian Federal Railways)

Gerald Schinagl

Digital Innovation Manager
OBB (Austrian Federal Railways)