Symposium about the Bridge maintenance and safety in Europe 2022



Civil engineering infrastructures are subject to aggressive environments, ageing of their components and materials, and changes or exceptional operating conditions that may damage them.

The Symposium about the Bridge maintenance and safety in Europe aims to put forward the problematic of the maintenance of engineering works, in the respect of the environment and the necessity to decrease the carbon footprint.

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June 03 (Friday)

8.00-9.00: Welcome

9.00-9.20: Overall Event Presentation
Christian Tridon, Syndicat National des Entrepreneurs Spécialistes de Travaux de Réparation et
Renforcement de Structures (STRRES) & European Association for Construction Repair, reinforcement
and Protection (ACRP) with the participation of Sandra Freeman, Journalist

9.20-9.40: Opening:
Philip Crampton, FIEC President

9.40-9.45: Presentation of the Trans-European Transport Network

9.45-10.45: 1st roundtable

A useful and impactful transport policy which is safe and part of the necessary ecological transition: what are the upcoming challenges?
This roundtable aims to raise the following issues: what is the relationship between maintaining the
good state of service infrastructures and maintenance activities? How can a monitoring and
maintenance action usefully contribute to the objectives of the EU Green Deal?

To answer these questions, the floor is given to the European political actors in order to present the
way in which maintenance can be intertwined with the challenges of the ecological transition.
– Dominique Riquet, Member of the European Parliament
– Philip Crampton, FIEC President
– Eddy Liegois, Head of Unit, DG MOVE, European Commission

10.45-11.15 : Coffee break

11.15-12.30 : 2nd round table
The maintenance of engineering structures: an open way for the ecological transition?
– Pekka Vuorinen, Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries and European Platform
on Sustainable Finance (EU Taxonomy)
– Xavier Neuschwander, President of the Innovation Commission at Fédération
Nationale des Travaux Publics (FNTP)
– Vincent Piron, Vice-President of FIEC Working Group ‘’Infrastructure & Financing’’

12.30-14.00 : Lunch cocktail (on site)

14.00-15.30: 3rd round table
Perspectives on the maintenance of engineering structures in Europe. What are the different

This roundtable is dedicated to best practices in the maintenance of engineering structures and will
highlight aspects related to decarbonization and digital uses.
– Ralph Holst, Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BAST), Germany
– Stefano Oddone, Azienda Nazionale Autonoma delle Strade (ANAS), Italy
– David Zambon, Centre d’études et d’expertise sur les risques, l’environnement, la mobilité et
l’aménagement (CEREMA), France
– Alvaro Navareño Rojo, Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Spain

15.30-16.00 : Coffee break

16.00-17.30 : 4th round table
Digital and ecological transition: two intertwined challenges for maintenance?

– Rafal Stanecki, DG MOVE, European Commission
– Pierre Gilles, Technical Committee ‘’Pont’’ (bridge), World Road Association / Association
mondiale de la route (PIARC)

– Konstantinos Gkoumas, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

17.30-17.45: Conclusion by Christian Tridon and Sandra Freeman

17.45: End of the symposium


The space chosen to hold the professional program of the Symposium about the Bridge maintenance and safety in Europe 2022 was:

Le Plaza Hotel Brussels
Bld Adolphe Max 118-126 – 1000 Brussels (BELGIUM)