Event Agenda

Thursday

1 October 2020

14:30-15:00ч. – Opening Session

Moderator: Prof. Dr.Econ. Dipl. Eng. Nikolay Mihaylov – Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Conference / Bulgarian Forum for Transport Infrastructure

 

Prof. Dr. Dipl. Eng. Ivan Markov

Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Conference / Rector of University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dipl. Eng.Geol. Ivaylo Ivanov

Dean of the Transportation Engineering Faculty at University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy

Fabrizio Zarcone

Country Manager at the World Bank for Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia, Europe and Central Asia

Anjelina Toteva

Deputy Chairperson of State Agency Road Safety

Georgi Terziyski

Chairman of BD of the Road Infrastructure Agency

 

 

I Session – Digitalization – relevant or necessary

Moderator: Dipl. Eng. Nikolay Stankov – Adviser for Digitalization to the Minister of Regional Development and Public Works

 

15:00-15:15 – Digital Transformation through BIM: Insights for a collective national and trans-European approach

Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohamad Kassem, Northumbria University in Newcastle

15:15-15:30 – An assessment of the drivers and barriers to building information modelling for highway schemes

Dr. Robert Eadie, Kyle Johnston, Ulster University, Northern Ireland

15:30-15:45 – Information on the actions taken for digitalization of the construction sector in the Republic of Bulgaria

Dipl. Eng. Nikolay Stankov, Adviser for Digitalization to the Minister of Regional Development and Public Works

15:45-16:00 – All paths lead to digitalization: myths and reality

Georgi Brashnarov, Nemetschek

16:00-16:15 – Digitalization in construction: traditions with a leap into the future

Georgi Randelov, Managing Partner, GR Consulting

16:15-16:30 – ERP systems in the sector

Chudomir Monevski, CEO, Plana Solutions

 

II Session – Transport facilities and geotechnics

Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dipl. Eng.Geol. Ivaylo Ivanov – Dean of the Transportation Engineering Faculty at UACEG

 

16:30-16:45 – Optimization of safety in blasting and dynamic activities in transportation engineering

Dipl. Eng. Hristomir Hristov; Prof. Dr. Dipl. Eng. Nikolay Zhechev, University of Mining and Geology

16:45-17:00 – Application of corrugated steel structures in tunnel construction

Dipl. Eng. Yonko Dobrev, Viacon Bulgaria

17:00-17:15 – Innovative and safe solutions for the implementation of infrastructure facilities

Dipl. Eng. Georgi Dimitrov, PERI Bulgaria

17:15-17:30 – Innovation and high performance from the world leader in construction equipment JCB

Svetoslav Tsanov, Commercial Director, CML Bulgaria

17:30-17:45 – Combined road bridges - specifics, applicability in Bulgaria, advantages

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dipl. Eng. Tsvetan Georgiev, University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy

17:45-18:00 – Determination of bearing capacity of pilots by correlation of SPT and CPT

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dipl. Eng. Andrey Totsev, University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy

18:00-18:15 – Testing the Inclination of Deep Foundations

Dr. Joram Amir, Piletest

18:15-18:30 – Design and analysis with geotechnical software GEO5 of the local settlement under the foundation slab of a building above the extension of the metro line U5 in Munich

EurGeol, Dipl.-Geol. (Univ.) Marian Damyanov, Geo5 Software

 

 

21:30 – “Cabaret and Sky”

 

Friday

2 October 2020

III Session – Transport, Trade and Transport Infrastructure

Moderator: Hatem Chahbani – Senior Transport Specialist at the World Bank

 

10:00-10:45 – Diagnostic of non-tariff barriers to Trade in Bulgaria including the costs and performance of freight Transport and Logistics / Proposal of an action to offset such barriers and reduce costs of Trading within Bulgaria and with the rest of the world

Hatem Chahbani, Senior Transport Specialist at the World Bank

10:45-11:00 – Investing in sustainable transport under the Green Deal

Andreas Beikos, Head of Office in Bulgaria, European Investment Bank

11:00-11:15 – Regional projections and problems of the development of the road infrastructure in Bulgaria

Prof. Dr. Hristina Nikolova, Head of Department of Transport and Energy Economics, University of National and World Economy

11:15-11:30 – Effects and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the activity of Sofia Airport

Veronika Garkova, Doctoral Candidate, University of National and World Economy

11:30-11:45 – Transport infrastructure as an important factor for attracting investments in the industrial zones

Antoaneta Bares, CEO, National Company Industrial Zones, Bulgaria

11:45-12:00– Infrastructure Investment Performance versus Corruption in Western Balkan Countries - focus Albania

Prof. Dr. Petraq Milo, Financial Advisor to the President of Albania

12:00-12:30 – Discussion

 

 

IV Session – Safe Roads

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Dipl. Eng. Rumen Milanov, Department of Road Construction and Transport Facilities at University of Architecture Civil Engineering and Geodesy

 

14:00-14:15 – Key elements in road infrastructure safety - why the condition of the road does not mean the condition of the road pavement

Dipl. Eng ivan Tabakov, State Agency Road Safety

14:15-14:30 – Road Safety during work

Dr. Milen Markov, State Agency Road Safety

14:30-14:45 – Implementation of control with automated means and systems and automated processing of violations. Intelligent transport systems: more safety through innovation

Dipl. Eng. Tihomir Todorov, State Agency Road Safety

14:45-15:00 – Securing bridge facilities

Dipl. Eng. Georgi Zlatev, КМВ-road safety systems

15:00-15:15 – Road safety through the prism of intelligent transport systems

Dipl. Eng. Radoslav Mitev, Syscom Engineering

15:15-15:30 – Infrastructure solutions for safer and better traffic organization

Dipl. Eng. Gergana Mihaylova-Stoycheva, Municipality of Stara Zagora, Doctoral Candidate at the University of Architecture Civil Engineering and Geodesy

 

V Session – Quality and regulation documents

Модератор: Мая Косева – управител на Научноизследователския строителен институт

 

15:00-15:15 – The new innovative instruments for the accelerated testing of cement and freshly mixed concrete for its compressive strength at an early stage

Dipl. Eng. Alain Noujaime, Geotechnical Test Equipment

15:15-15:30 – Public-private partnership

Redzhep Topal, Municipality of Rodopi - Plovdiv

15:30-15:45 – Defining the criteria for application of the technology "hydraulic stabilization on site" in the repair of asphalt pavements in operation

Ass. Dipl. Eng. Marin Donchev, University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy; Prof. Dr.Econ. Dipl. Eng. Nikolay Mihaylov, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Conference / Bulgarian Forum for Transport Infrastructure

15:45-16:00 – Traffic counting

Dipl. Eng. Boris Yotsov, Doctoral Candidate; Assoc. Prof. Vesela Filipova, University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy

16:00-16:15 – Responsible implementation of Regulation (EU) №305 / 2011 - Ensuring sustainable safety of transport infrastructure

Dipl. Eng. Blagovesta Shineva, Director of Center for Testing and European Certification

 

16:15 – Closing Session, Acceptance of a Declaration of the Participants

Moderator: Dr. Dipl. Eng. Hristo Grozdanov –Secretary General of the Conference/ TICI Ltd.

 

20:00 – Official Dinner “Under the stars”

 

Saturday

3 October 2020

Breakfast

 

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