We have attended WCPAM 2017 in Italy. An article Bridge Weigh-in-Motion as a tool for Road Damage Remediation was represented by our employee Mr. Bajko Kulauzovic.
Road pavements are structures with finite lives. They are designed to withstand a specific number of equivalent single axle loads (ESALs). Consequently, the truck traffic consumption of ESAL design life, and increased road infrastructure costs associated with it, can increase rapidly where significant volumes of truck traffic is involved.
During the construction of major infrastructure or other objects it is usually necessary to shift large amounts of material from one location to another. The individual works causes higher traffic on the main and regional roads with construction site vehicles, usually within a specified, short period of time, causing more damage and more rapid deterioration of these roads, which are not dimensioned to facilitate that kind of traffic load. Maintenance and restoration of these roads are therefore very high and usually not provided for in planning documents.
The solution to the problem concerns the sharing of costs for reinforcement or repairs of roads between all parties; owner of the road, investor of the construction and/or operators of these works. For this purpose a methodology was developed to determine the necessary corrective measures in the main and regional roads, where increased volume of truck traffic due to construction of certain infrastructures is calculated against the normal volume of the trucks on a measured road section. Then, construction cost per lane per kilometre and design life of the road is used together with the real traffic data measured before and during the construction works with Bridge Weigh-in-Motion system.
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Over 500 law enforcement personnel, government officials, and industry professionals convened in Atlanta, GA April 24-27 for the 2017 Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Conference (CVSA). Among the many topics discussed were; Post Accident Reporting, Cargo Securement, International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA), and Electronic Logging Devices (ELD's) which was enacted by the United States Congress in 2012. Fleets have until December 2017 to implement certified ELD,s.
The 11th International Bridge and Structures Management (BSM) Conference covered a broad range of topics on bridge and transportation structures in all stages of implementation of asset management practices. Over 100 bridge engineers and inspectors were in attendance. Our booth was well presented by our Cestel NA representatives.
Our product SiWIM was well represented in Indonesia with a help of our sales representative g. Jamnik. He was present on a conference IRF Global Road Summit and 15th REAAA Conference & Exhibition.
We were exhibiting with our Indonesian partner Pentacru. The conference was successful with a lot of new ideas for near future.
Cestel would like to invite you to visit our stand ( 11.926, hall 11) at Intertraffic Amsterdam 2016, which will take place from 5-8 April at the RAI Amsterdam. We will be presenting to you our latest achievements in research and development of the best bridge WIM in the world. You can use this link to pre-register free of charge as a visitor. We will be glad to welcome you at our stand.
From 26th - 27th November Cestel Ltd participated the 15th Colloquium on asphalt and bitumen, the Largest International Meeting of Construction and Maintenance of Roads in Slovenia.
• 20 professional papers,
• Roundtable with Directors of asphalt businesses companies,
• Technical presentations in the hall and in front of the hotel,
• producers and constructors,
• laboratories and institutes,
• state and municipal administration,
• representatives of universities and education
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 ; Hotel Golf, Bled, Slovenia
Danube Conference entitled Development and maintenance of roads areas in the Danube region was hosting the representatives of the Danube region, the area between Bavaria and the Black Sea. 15 technical papers have been presented. The speakers came from 6 different countries, from Danube area and the European Union.
Mr. Matija Mavrič from Cestel was one of the speakers presenting the use of SiWIM system in the control of heavy goods vehicles. Visitors got a lot of information on our booth as well.
Traditional biennial conference for Slovenian and foreign experts operating in transport infrastructure, traffic and logistic took place this year for the twelfth time. There were featured highlighted topics linked to the current situation in Slovenia: how to secure sufficient and permanent financial resources, the drafting of a long-term strategy for the development of transport infrastructure in Slovenia, the preservation and further development of the Slovenian construction sector and the logistics issue as a significant commercial activity of the government at the crossroads of transport corridors.
120 authors presented their profesional papers, among whom were we.
Papers that were presented there:
A paper AFETY DISTANCE AS A FACTOR OF ROAD SAFETY OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLES ON SLOVENIAN MOTORWAYS from authors Mr. Bajko Kulauzovic, B.Sc and Mrs. Natasa Kovse, M.Sc. was also published in publication.
We presented SiWIM system and its use at Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport and we observed the operation in case Bertoki. Students and professors were impressed with the accuracy of our system.
International BridgeMon project was completed after two years in November 2014. Objectives of the project were to increase distribution, usefulness and accuracy of the Weigh-in-Motion systems.