Pre-conference events

Tuesday, September 3, 201312:00 1st NVF Open Bridge Golf Championship (own cost)

  • Contact and reservations

17:00-18:30 NVF Committee Bridges Technical Committee Chairmen and Secretary Meeting (for the Chairmen and Secretaries only)

  • RIL, street address Töölönkatu 4,
  • Host Mr Ville Raasakka

18:30 Unmanaged get-together of Conference participant (own cost)

  • Lobby of the Sokos Hotel Presidentti Conference programme

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

9:00 Registration
9:15 Opening of the conference Risto Kiviluoma FI

Session 1 Upgrading for new demands

  • Chair Risto Kiviluoma, FI

9:20 Accelerated bridge repair - methods and economics

  • Karsten Norman from Christiansen & Essenbæk A/S, DK

9:40 Semiflexible surfacings, a way to reduce maintenance cost

  • Henrik Jeberg from Cowi A/S, DK

10:00 Increased demands for load-bearing capacity leads to
strengthening or exchange of bridges

  • Hans Pétursson from Trafikverket – Malmbanan, SE

10:20 New tools for load-bearing assessments of the Finnish Bridge Stock

  • Risto Kiviluoma from WSP, FI

10:40 Coffee break

Session 2 Effect of condition on resistance

  • Chair Jani Meriläinen, FI

11:10 Content and reactivity of alkali silica in bridge concrete structures

  • Julija Ivanova from Latvian State roads, LV

11:30 Alkali reactions in concrete

  • Gísli Guðmundsson from Mannvit, IS

11:50 Can the load-bearing capacity of alkali-chemical reaction damaged bridges be assessed?

  • Henrik Mørup from Niras, DK

12:10 Alkali reactions and load capacity

  • Trond Østmoen from Aas-Jabobsen, NO

12:30 Alkali-silica-reaction and the influence it has on the load bearing capacity of the bridge

  • Ali Farhang from Ramboll, SE

12:50 Lunch

Session 3 Ensuring the quality of rehabilitation

  • Chair Morten Wright Hansen, NO

14:00 Norwegian temporary bridges

  • Gunnar Magnus Hansen from Norwegian Public Roads Administration, NO

14:20 Maintenance of the Fredrikstad Bridge

  • Trond Østmoen from Aas-Jabobsen, NO

14:40 P-rate method for frost-resistant concrete in Finnish bridges – does it work?

  • Liisa Salparanta from Technical research centre of Finland VTT, FI

15:00 Results from new investigation of Danish marine bridges

  • Henrik Sørensen from Teknologisk Institut, DK

15:20 Non-destructive testing in practise

  • Guy Rapaport from Ramboll, FI

15:40 Coffee break

16:00 Closing discussion

  • Chair Risto Kiviluoma FI

17:00 Close of day 1

19:00-23:00 Conference dinner

  • (the House of Estates, Snellmanninkatu 9)


Baltic herring with garlic and olive oil
Herring caviar with malt bread
Lamb glazed with red onion syrup, marinated red onion
Tomato, honeydew melon and mozzarella salad
Crispy vegetable salad with balsamico-vinaigrette
Bread and butter
Grilled salmon, anchovy and onion with allspice sauce
and roasted potatoes with dill
Brita cake with apple

Limited amount of beverages are included.

Thursday September 5, 2013

Excursion E18 Koskenkylä-Kotka Motorway and Ahvenkoski Bridges Construction Site
8:30 Get-together in front of Sokos Hotel Presidentti (outside the main entrance)
9:00 Bus leaving the hotel Presentation of the project

  • Timo Tirkkonen, Finnish Transport Agency

Presentation of the design of the Ahvenkoski Bridge

  • Jussi Luokkallio, SITO

11:00 Site visit to the Ahvenkoski Bridge

  •  single-plane Langer girder
  • spans 22.5 + 90.0 + 22.5 m
  • estimated phase: deck completed, launching of steel arch in progress

Presentation of Ahvenkoski Bridges construction site

  • Jukka Hietaniemi, TYL Pulteri

13:00 Bus leaving the site
13:20 Lunch
14:20 Bus leaving the lunch venue
16:45 Bus stop at the Helsinki airport
17:30 Bus stop at Sokos Hotel Presidentti