The ICSBOA owners’ workshop is an excellent opportunity to hear directly from the other owners on their challenges and solutions to many common issues we share. The draft agenda for the workshop is below. If you would like add something to the agenda please contact the workshop organizer, Leif Vincentsen at

Please note the timing the ICSBOA owners’ workshop, which takes place following the conference on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. Halifax Harbour Bridges is also hosting an ICSBOA members’ dinner Wednesday evening at 18:30.

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Subject to change

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

13:00 – 14:00    

14:00 - 14:15    
Welcome by Steve Snider and Ahsan Chowdhury and short presentation around the table

14:15 – 16:00    
Bridge Owners/Operators short presentations on actual activities and challenges followed by discussions
5-10 min presentation +5 min questions.
Facilitator: (Member of Permanent Body)
  1. Forth Road Bridge Challenge — Barry Colford
  2. Mackinac Bridge, USA — Kim Novack
  3. Honshu-Shikoku Bridges, Japan — Naoki Toyama
  4. Storebælt Bridge, Denmark — Kim Agersø Nielsen
  5. Tamar Bridge, United Kingdom — Steve Rimmer
  6. Hong Kong Bridges, China — Jim Gibson
  7. Norwegian Bridges, Norway — Kristian Berntsen or Gunnar Djuve
16:00 – 16:15    

16:15 – 17:15    
Bridge Operators short presentations continued
Facilitator: (Member of Permanent Body)
  1. Øresund Bridge, Sweden & Denmark — Bengt Hergart
  2. Humber Bridge, United Kingdom — Peter Hill
  3. Little Belt and Faroe Bridges, Denmark — N. Højgaard Pedersen
  4. MTA Bridges, NY, USA — Justine Lorentzson
  5. Chesapeake Bay Bridge, USA — William Pines
17:15 – 18:00    
Member-discussions on ICSBOA topics
next workshop, regional workshops, webinars, organization, website, benchmarking and other general matters on ICSBOA).
Facilitator: Steve Snider

Member dinner

Thursday, June 23, 2016

08:30 – 09:45    
Bridge operators short presentations continued
Facilitator: (Member of Permanent Body)
  1. Swedish Bridges, Sweden — Adriano Maglica
  2. California Bridges, USA
  3. Canadian Bridges, Canada
  4. Chinese Mainland Bridges, China
  5. Other Bridge Operators
  6. Other Bridge Operators
09:45 – 10:45    
Specific topics for discussions
topic presentations + discussions, each topic 20-30 min.
Facilitator: (Member of Permanent Body)
  1. Long span bridge inspections — Naomi Toyama, Japan
  2. Bearings — Kristian Berntsen, Norway
  3. Suspenders: condition evaluation methods
10:45 – 11:00    
Short break

11:00 – 12:30    
Specific topics for discussions
Facilitator: (member of permanent body)
  1. Repainting of bridges – Øresund Bridge, Sweden and Tamar Bridge, United Kingdom
  2. Fires at main cables – Little Belt Bridge, Denmark
  3. Orthotropic steel decks — Aris Stathopoulis, MTABT, USA
  4. Cable band bolts / hanger bolts – Tamar Bridge, United Kingdom
12:30 – 13:00    
Sandwich break

13:00 – 14:00    
Specific topics for discussions
Facilitator: (member of permanent body)
  1. Structural health monitoring solutions? — Will Pines
  2. Kerbs and vehicle restraint systems – Tamar Bridge, United Kingdom
  3. Other topics — wind on vehicles or falling ice from cables
  4. Other topics — pavements / carriageway surfacing
14:00 – 14:15    
Closing of workshop by Steve Snider

Comment: Notes from the workshop are taken by Ahsan Chowdhury and Finn Bormlund and a summary together with the workshop PowerPoint presentations will be placed at the confidential member area at ICSBOA website.