Bridge Assessment and Rehabilitation

  • Learn about the challenges of managing existing and ageing bridge stock
  • Find out about new materials, methods and technologies for repair, maintenance and strengthening
  • Discuss current challenges and future opportunities with a wide range of international specialists and experts
  • Experience first-hand case studies and learn from the experiences of other experts and projects
  • Expand your professional network in an exclusive get-together

The international VDI Bridge Assessment and Rehabilitation Workshop will look into the current challenges facing existing bridge structures and how they can be monitored, re-commissioned or de-commissioned. Managing existing bridge stock is an important safety consideration and this workshop will bring together international experts and technical specialists to discuss new materials and technologies for maintenance and repair, as well as future trends and opportunities in the industry.

Building upon previous Successes

There are thousands of ageing bridge structures in Europe alone. Many of them are in need of serious maintenance, retrofitting, re-commissioning or, in the most extreme of cases, de-commissioning. And ever since the Morandi Bridge disaster, the topic of bridges has become increasingly relevant. The international VDI Bridge Assessment and Rehabilitation Workshop will bring together technical experts and specialists in bridge maintenance and operation as well as civil engineering to discuss the current challenges and opportunities in bridge management and rehabilitation.

From effective monitoring of existing structures and optimization, strengthening and repair to the best procedures for dealing with liabilities and de-commissioning structures, this workshop will give you insight into the technical, practical, legal and financial aspects of bridge assessment and rehabilitation. It is also a unique networking opportunity, bringing together renowned international experts, consultants and technical specialists in bridge construction, operation, maintenance and design.

Content of the Workshop

The VDI Bridge Assessment and Rehabilitation Workshop will cover the following themes:

  • Introducing bridge assessment and repair
  • The Polcevera Viaduct collapse and other major age-related failures
  • Structural causes for collapse and corresponding strengthening strategies
  • Monitoring and inspection of bridges
  • Assessment and re-commissioning: legal, financial and risk management perspectives
  • Outlook into the future of the art of the possible


We are currently preparing the final program for you. You will soon be able to download it here.

Target Audience for the Workshop

The VDI Bridge Assessment and Rehabilitation Workshop is ideal for managers, heads of department, senior level executives and experts in construction and engineering companies, public road agencies and concessionaires, suppliers and general contractors, insurance companies and law firms. Furthermore, it would be of interest to other professionals, managers and technical specialists working in any aspect of bridge construction, operation and management.

Your Workshop Chair

Prof. Marco Petrangeli received an MA degree in 1991 before spending 2 years working on cable supported bridges in London. He then continued his studies at the University of Stuttgart, working on fracture mechanics and constitutive models for concrete. In 1996 he obtained a PhD in Structural Engineering at the University of Rome.

Prof. Petrangeli is a part time Associate Professor at the University of Pescara in Italy. His main fields of research are structural mechanics and bridge design. Prof. Petrangeli is Founder and CEO of INTEGRA, and he has designed and supervised the construction of over 200 bridges and other major civil structures in Italy and overseas (South America, Middle East, North and Eastern Africa).

Book now

You want to know how existing bridge structures can be managed, maintained and monitored to ensure their safety and longevity? You’d like to find out about relevant case studies and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing existing bridge structures now and in the future? Then book you space at the VDI Bridge Assessment and Rehabilitation Workshop now.


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