Trade Show for Infrastructure: Construction, Operation, Maintenance and Transport Logistics

21st to 23th February 2013
9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Trade Show for Infrastructure: Construction, Operation, Maintenance and Transport Logistics
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International trade show for road construction and infrastructure maintenance

VIATEC is the only trade show for road construction and infrastructural rationing in the alpine regions. Main topics of the show are construction, reconditioning and maintenance of roads, tunnels and bridges in regions located at high altitude and/or in challenging geographic zones.

From the 21th to 23th of February 2013 Viatec will again welcome the foremost experts of the sector in Bolzano.

International trade show for road construction and infrastructure maintenance

Viatec 2011 in numbers

The 2011 edition of Viatec in Bolzano took place in combination with the trade show BAUMEC and saw the combined presence of 9.200 visitors and 183 exhibitors on a gross area of 6.500sqm for Viatec and 7.500sqm + 2.500 sqm open exhibition area for Baumec.  30% of the visitors came from out of the province of Bolzano.

Viatec: visitor target

  • Decision makers for road, tunnel and bridge construction and maintenance
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Building contractors
  • Technicians

Viatec/Baumec 2011 visitors and the sectors they work in

Viatec/Baumec 2011 visitors and their positions in their company

Viatec: main exhibition topics

  • Road construction and maintenance
  • Construction and reconditioning of tunnels
  • Constructon and reconditioning of bridges
  • Specialized construction methods
  • Construction materials
  • Road equipment and security systems
  • Vehicles and equipment for winter service appliances
  • All year round road attendance
  • Work- and traffic security
  • Engineering capacities, construction execution and management concepts
  • Landscape shaping
  • Systems and arrangements for the coverage and control of traffic
  • Enviroment protection
  • General supply of services

Partner

Province of Bolzano
Autostrade del Brennero
Galleria di Base del Brennero
Congress and Messe Innsbruck

Under the auspices of...

ASCOMAC - Associazione Nazionale Commercio Macchine
ASITA - Associazioni Scientifiche per le Informazioni Territoriali e Ambientali
GESTRATA - Gesellschaft zur Pflege der Straßenbautechnik mit Asphalt
SIG - Società Italiana Gallerie
SITEB - Associazione Italiana Bitume Asfalto Strade
Italian ITS Association
AITEC - Associazione Italiano Tecnica Cementi

Press News

 
14/01/2013
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2013 BrennerCongress to Focus on Tunnel Construction and the Life Expectancy and Maintenance of Inf

The Bolzano/Bozen Exhibition Center, the Brenner Base Tunnel BBT SE, the Brenner Motorway AG, the Road Services Department of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen, the University of Innsbruck, and the Department of Public Works and Mobility of the Autonomous Province of Trento are all cooperating to organize the BrennerCongress 2013. 

For the sixth time now, the international symposium “BrennerCongress” will be held in Bolzano/Bozen on Thursday, February 21 from 9:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. and on Friday, February 22 from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. within the framework of Viatec 2013, the International Tradeshow for Road Construction and Infrastructure Management.  The specialized conference is being organized in collaboration with the Brenner Base Tunnel BBT SE, the Brenner Motorway AG (Italian highway A22), the Road Services Department of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano, the Department of Public Works and Mobility of the Autonomous Province of Trento, and the University of Innsbruck.  During the two days of the conference, international experts will speak on a series of topics concerning the construction, operation, and maintenance of rails and roads in the Alps.  

Starting right from the beginning on Thursday, February 21 at 9:30 A.M., the keynote speakers will be Pat Cox, member of the European Commission and TEN-T coordinator PP1 on the topic “BBT – The Centerpiece of the Helsinki-Valletta European Corridor”, followed by Herald Ruijters of the European Commission MOVE-B2 with a talk on “Transeuropean Networks for the Support of European Mobility.”  These will be followed by two talks by members of the board of directors of Brenner Base Tunnel BBT SE: Prof. Konrad Bergmeister on the topic of the lifecycles of infrastructure, and Raffaele Zurlo on the problem area of crossing the peri-Adriatic seam with tunnel construction.  In addition to that, the talk by Gerhard Harrer will discuss the railway tunnel of the Koralmbahn (construction segment 2) between Graz and Klagenfutt, Austria, while the critical section of the BBT in the Lower Inn Valley will be discussed in a presentation by Johann Herdina. 

The schedule for the afternoon includes the discussion by Carlo Costa of the Brenner Motorway AG bearing the title “Life at a Main Arterial Road through the Alps – The Future of Mobility against the Background of Sustainabilty” and the presentation of the project “Metrobus Überetsch-Bozen and Ritten Cableway” by Günther Burger from the Department of Mobility of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen South Tyrol.  Added to this in the subsequent talks will also be critical topics such as the introduction of toll fees at the Stilfserjoch pass in the presentation by Paolo Montagner of the Road Services Department of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen South Tyrol, as well as a discussion of the socioeconomic effects of infrastructure projects.  That will be covered by speakers from the University of Innsbruck: “The Realization of an Infrastructure Project as a Social Process” by Walter Purrer, “Traffic in the Area of Conflict between Social, Economic, and Ecological Factors” by Markus Mailer, and “Potentials for the Assessment of Sustainability for Tunnel and Infrastructure Construction” by Matthias Flora.  

During the evening of the first day, the traditional conference dinner will be held at Haselburg Castle and a prize will be awarded by a specialist jury in recognition of projects from this year’s poster session according to content, layout, and presentation with the bestowing of the Brenner Award.  In addition to receiving the symbolic statuette made of granite with the three tubes of the BBT, the winner will also be awarded a prize in the form of a certificate during this event as well as a contribution to research in the amount of five hundred euros.  

The second day of the conference will begin on Friday, February 22 with a talk by Markus Thewes of the University of Bochum on the advance with hydro and earth pressure balance in clay formations and for the evaluation of adhesion tendency and fine grain accumulation.  The presentation by Sergio Bandieri of Toto S.p.A. Costruzioni Generali., on the other hand, will deal with “Martina, the World’s Largest Tunnel Boring Machine-Earth Pressure Balance” and the financial results of the innovative technological applications from the first year of operation.  Peter Teuscher of Teuscher Consulting Engineers will speak on boring through a fault zone under pressing water by means of a tunnel boring machine, while in his talk, Roman Marte of the Technical University of Graz will deal with the problem of controlling recesses in terrain in slopes that are subject to landslides.  After that will be presentations by Volkmar Mair and Claudia Strada of the Geology Office of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/South Tyrol on the subject of “Safety Management and the Guarantee of the Functionality of Road Connections that are Relevant throughout Europe in the Presence of Hydrogeological Threats” using the case study of the Paramount Project.  This will be followed by a second talk by Konrad Bergmeister on the life expectancy of civil engineering projects, and then by Alberto Lenisa from the Road Works Department of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/South Tyrol with a talk on the “state of health” of the 1,758 bridges and 1,087 km (675 miles) of guardrails along the mountain roads of the province of Bolzano/Bozen that have an average age of forty years.  The closing word will go to Barbara Marinali of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport on the subject of public financing, with the title “Cross-Financing and Operation”. 

The costs for participation in the conference are 270 euros for both days, 190 euros for Thursday only, and 90 euros for Friday only.  Students are entitled to the reduced conference cost of a total of 50 euros for both days.  The participation fees include the conference fees, the conference booklet, coffee breaks, lunch on Thursday, and admission to the tradeshow.  Registration is required in advance on the website www.brennercongress.com. 


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