Europe’s transport infrastructure is a pillar of society - an asset essential for the maintenance of societal functions and for the mobility of people and goods. As such, damage to such infrastructure, its destruction or disruption has a significant negative impact on our society and the well-being of citizens. European infrastructure on average is getting older and thus suffering more and more of ageing processes. Extreme events, as those exacerbated by climate change, are posing significant and additional challenges to their operation and maintenance as well as are introducing uncertainties in long-term investments and plans.
We are glad to inform you that we will participate to the meeting of the Thematic Group 1 “Stimulating investment in building renovation, infrastructure and innovation” that will take place in Brussels (Belgium) on 14th December.
During the event Clemente Fuggini – Principle Engineering Security and Resilience of Critical Infrastructure, Corporate Research & Development- –will shares experience and practices on how to tackle these challenges, as outcome of European initiatives and Research and Innovation projects.
In particular, Clemente will take part in the session entitled “The state of transport infrastructure maintenance and possible levers for improvement” and will have a speech about the Resilience of Transport Infrastructure to Extreme Events and Ageing.
The results achieved in the framework of RAGTIME, a project funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 690660, will be showed and the new project FORESEE, funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 769373, will be introduced.
In fact nowadays there is a need for a coherent and agreed approach to the Resilience of EU Transport Infrastructure, building upon three main pillars:
Ongoing research and future challenges for the implementation of innovative infrastructure maintenance technologies will be discussed as well, since the deployment of monitoring, analysis and planning tools for predictive maintenance has the potential to reshape how maintenance is understood and performed.