Final Conference

High turnout at final conference

More than 100 people attended the TRIMM final conference on October 23rd-24th 2014 at the Diamant Center in Brussels, Belgium. The meeting was organised in conjunction with the European Road Profile User's Group (ERPUG), whose objectives fit very well with the TRIMM project. This one and a half day event was composed of a mix of speeches from TRIMM and ERPUG, including exhibitors, invited experts and TRIMM project partners. Among the keynote speakers were Steve Philips from CEDR and Mats Wendel from the Swedish Road Administration, presenting the Road Administration's needs. Possibilities were covered by the TRIMM results, ERPUG and exhibitor presentations. The topics of the meeting were divided into blocks responding to TRIMMs objectives:
  • Reducing costs and environmental impact, increasing efficiency and safety
  • Enhancing the role of condition data in asset management
  • Multipurpose monitoring for application across all levels of asset management
  • New and emerging technologies for monitoring road pavements
  • Texture measurement
  • Continuous monitoring of bridges 
The TRIMM project's contribution to the conference covered advances in the areas of monitoring of roads and bridges, together with implementation aspects such as indicator framework and added-value of monitoring. The TRIMM presentations were integrated in the themes of the joint agenda with ERPUG and covered areas such as the use of 3D images, real time data collection, structural health monitoring and management.
ERPUG also organised an exhibition and get-together event including dinner to facilitate networking amongst researchers, manufacturers, companies and stakeholders. Among the exhibitors/sponsors showing the latest in monitoring were:

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Event organised in cooperation with ERPUG

It has been recognised that Europe needs a forum to share thoughts, experiences, developments, innovations and practices of how to adapt to the ever changing challenges in the area of road surface monitoring. With the American Road Profile User's Group (RPUG) as an example, an initiative has been taken to start a similar European group. ERPUG shares the latest and hottest topics such as:

• Pavement profile measurement. • Pavement profile analysis.
• Pavement profile quality assurance (QA). • Pavement surface texture (measurement, analysis, QA)
• Tyre/road noise • Automated pavement condition survey.
• Rolling resistance and ride effects on fuel consumption and wear and tear on vehicles • Data usage at road, project and network levels.
• Innovative contract and performance control.  

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