Infrastructure Thought Leaders Series: Maintaining Structural Integrity of Infrastructure (NSW)

Join us for a facilitated panel on Tuesday the 12th of November, as we bring together experts who will discuss the whole life approach in the design, construction, and maintenance of infrastructure
Infrastructure Thought Leaders Series: Maintaining Structural Integrity of Infrastructure (NSW)

Did you know the increase in population increases the atmospheres’ acidity?

With the current infrastructure boom due to population growth, suppliers are continually working on ways to maintain and prolong the structural integrity of infrastructure.

Join us for a facilitated panel on Tuesday the 12th of November, as we bring together experts who will discuss proven best practice corrosion protection that can effectively extend the life of infrastructure assets.

They will look at the whole life approach in the design, construction, and maintenance of infrastructure, and look forward to what can be done in 2020 and beyond.

Case studies that will be highlighted are the Norwest Rail, Canberra Metro and Sydney Metro.

Key Themes
•    Global and Local best practice
•    Trends for infrastructure maintenance in 2020 and beyond
•    Reducing the environmental and financial cost of maintenance

Preliminary Program

1745: Registration for a 6.00pm sharp: event start 
1800 - 1805: Welcome Address
1805 – 1915: Panel discussion
1915 - 1930: Audience Q&A
1930 - 2015: Networking & Refreshments

Keynote Speaker

Oliver Fried

Oliver Fried
Program Technical Director | Sydney Metro

Oliver Fried is the Program Technical Director at Sydney Metro. He leads the technical and engineering assurance inputs for the projects, including aspects of technical definition, assessment, integration, operating performance and whole of life asset management considerations. 

Oliver started his railway career as an undergraduate Cadet Engineer with London Underground, working with rolling stock and railway performance, including the introduction of new technologies and major railway upgrades. Since then, Oliver has held various technical roles in London, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Australia, working on major fleet replacement and asset upgrade programmes, MTR’s Tseung Kwan O Extension, Taiwan High-Speed Rail Project and the Waratah Train PPP Project.


Greg Williams

Greg Williams FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)
Director, Engineering & Asset Management | Yarra Trams

Greg Williams is an asset management professional with 30 years' experience in the care of physical assets.  He has worked in a variety of senior and general management positions with the Navy, Tenix, Transfield Services, Silcar, AGL, Alinta, Jemena, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Powercor. His career has included roles in systems engineering, project management, logistics support, quality management, maintenance and risk consulting.  Greg has a track record of achievement in leadership of asset management functions, enterprise and operational risk, regulatory compliance, business continuity and crisis and emergency policy.

Throughout Greg’s career, he has remained keenly interested in maintenance and process safety practices.  He has delivered workshops and technical papers on risk, maintenance, life cycle costing, asset management and asset information management for a variety of clients and international conferences. He has developed and delivered graduate-level courses on maintenance engineering and logical fault diagnosis at RMIT and continues to contribute thought leadership in these areas.


Meysam Rad

Meysam Rad MIEAust CPEng NER
Senior Maritime Engineer | Cardno

Meysam Rad is a senior maritime engineer with Cardno and has more than 11 years of experience in the analysis and design of maritime structures, breakwaters, dredging and reclamation studies and also wave agitation modelling. He has been involved in a wide range of large scale and multi-disciplinary coastal and marine engineering projects in the Middle East, the Pacific Ocean and Australia. He is the chartered member of ICE (UK) and Engineers Australia. Meysam has also worked closely with civil and marine contractors in a number of EPC and PMC projects.

Adam Hockey

Adam Hockey
Business Development Executive  |  Dulux Protective Coatings

Adam has worked for Dulux for over 20 years. His various roles have included technical representative for corrosion protection, Concrete protection, Tank Lining, and Intumescent coating systems, as well as preparing specifications and maintenance programmes for infrastructure, Commercial construction OGM and power generation.

Adam presents training on AS2312 and corrosion protection to asset owners, specifiers and students, and is a NACE Level 1 qualified coating inspector.

Who should attend

  • Civil Engineers
  • Structural Engineers
  • Risk Engineers
  • Asset Managers

Attendance at this session is worth up to 2 Engineers Australia CPD hours.

Catering will be provided.


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Dulux 2019

12 / 11 / 2019 - 05:45 pm to 08:00 pm
Registration Closes
12 / 11 / 2019 05:00 pm
Kirribilli Club
11 Harbourview Crescent
Lavender Bay
New South Wales
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