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XXVIIth World Road Congress
Proceedings of the Congress

Technical Session 4.2 - Bridges

Wednesday, October 4 09:30 - 13:00
Chair: Kiyohiro IMAI, Chair of PIARC TC 4.2 Bridges, Japan
Room: South Hall 2, 2nd floor

This Technical Session was organised by PIARC Technical Committee 4.2 on Bridges. It presented the work accomplished by the Committee during the 2020-2023 work cycle on the following issues:

  • Issue 4.2.1: Measures for increasing adaptability to climate change
  • Issue 4.2.2: Forensic engineering for structural failures
  • Issue 4.2.3: Advancement of inspection techniques / technologies and bridge management systems
  • Issue 4.2.4: New rehabilitation materials and technologies
  • Issue 4.2.5: Damage-resilient bridges in seismic areas

This session also presented the best articles identified through PIARC’s international call for papers on call topics including

  • Topic 42: Bridge resilience considering natural hazards
  • Topic 43: Advancement of inspection, repair and rehabilitation techniques / technologies
  • Topic 44: Forensic engineering for structural failures.

In addition, a round table discussion was held on “Measures for increasing adaptability to Climate Change”.

  1. Welcome and introduction
  2. Presentations
  3. Questions and Answers
  4. Presentations
  5. Questions and Answers
  6. Introduction
  7. Presentations
  8. Questions and Answers
  9. Presentation
  10. Questions and Answers
  11. Round table discussion
  12. Conclusion
  13. Final Conclusions
  14. Organization

Welcome and introduction


Questions and Answers


Questions and Answers




Questions and Answers


  • Measures for increasing adaptability to Climate Change
    Heungbae GIL (South Korea) - PIARC TC 4.2 Working Group Leader

Questions and Answers

Round table discussion

Measures for increasing adaptability to Climate Change


• Carmen SWANWICK, Utah Department of Transportation, USA
• Hajar ZOUBIR, National Center of Road Studies and Research - General Road Directorate, Morocco
• Kazuo ENDO, Honshu Shikoku Bridge Expressway Co., Ltd., Japan
• Marta PERTIERRA RODRIGUEZ, INES Engineering, Spain
• Matias VALENZUELA, Ministry of Public Works, Chile
• Yvonne GUNREBEN, Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport, Germany


Final Conclusions


Session Organisation and Secretariat: Kiyohiro IMAI, Chair of PIARC TC 4.2 Bridges, Japan