Austroads, under its Technology Program, has established a Bridge Task Force. The Task Force consists of jurisdictional representatives from around Australia and New Zealand and considers all aspects of bridge planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and for arranging research and testing. Where necessary the Task Force arranges changes to the Austroads Guide to Bridge Technology and / or the preparation of specialist reports.
Predicting the future is not easy, but as engineers we have an obligation to ensure that we make use of the best expertise, research, technology, advanced materials and strategies for future maintenance and retrofitting in the process of building the bridges of the future.
The 2014 Austroads Bridge Conference will provide a stimulating program that aims to:
Promote discussion on contemporary bridge engineering and management issues and initiatives
Showcase innovation, progress and new directions in bridge engineering, management, research and training
Facilitate collaboration and information sharing by bringing together bridge engineering and management practitioners, and
Encourage young engineers to participate in the conference through attendance as well as presenting papers.
Principal Manager (Research and Development) Engineering and Technology Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads
Program Support: Craig Smith
Technology Program Assistant Department of Transport and Main Roads Queensland 35 Butterfield Street, Herston, QLD, 4006 Phone: +61 7 3066 7763 Email: