On 27 October, the Stakeholders’ Reference Group of FORESEE will organise a second workshop focussing on new materials and systems towards resilient transport infrastructures.
The objective of this workshop is to discuss how those elements can serve as potential adaptation measures to mitigate climate change and manmade-threats in transport infrastructures (railways and roads), improving their resilience and safety while reducing risks and users’ risk perception.
Transport managers, owners, operators, constructors, researchers and academia will share knowledge and latest practices during two sessions:
- Slope stabilization-protection systems in roads and railways
- Sustainable drainage systems.
In session 1, an overview of flexible stabilization systems based on anchored membranes and the main characteristics of rock fall barriers, as slope protection system, will be presented. After this, the last results of FORESEE project regarding the development of a new flexible system based on the combination of two membranes, some considerations on surface drainage at slopes and a new computer simulation method applied in flexible system designing will be presented.
In Session 2, a new methodology for improving the estimation of return periods of flooding, an overview of sustainable drainage systems and a set of guidelines and strategies for the application in transport infrastructures and, finally, some developments in porous asphalt mixtures will be shown.
The workshop will end with a Round Table to exchange views between infrastructure transport stakeholders (roads and railways).
Should you be interested to join the debate, please contact Jesús Rodriguez (SRG chairman).
Agenda: click here