Presentation prof P. Iske

The IS2C workshop 2013 presentation of professor P. Iske can be downloaded by clicking the picture below.

Group photo Workshop 2013

 

IS2C-Workshop 2013

April 11 and 12, 2013, the third IS2C program activity will take place. The workshop is scheduled over two days and includes an excursion, presentation sessions, evening with social activities, and a workshop session where the PhD students have to find solutions for real problems that are encountered in bridges crossing the highway network. This year a two-day workshop will be organized where all PhD students, post doc researchers, project leaders supporting companies are invited, with the objective to discuss the scientific progress of the IS2C program and to encourage cohesion among the 9 projects. All projects that run under the IS2C umbrella have kicked-off and the program is now running at full speed. In order to stimulate discussion among the IS2C projects and the supporting companies , for each of the three research direction of the IS2C program (Sensing & Monitoring, Degradation and Materials & Structures),  a company representative is invited to give a lecture about the state of the art in the practice. After this, PhD students are invited to give a short elevator pitch presentation about the status of their work as well.  The second day starts with an inspiring lecture given by an invited innovator. After that, the actual workshop session is scheduled and the IS2C workshop ends with an invited lecture of a company representative  explaining the PhD students how durability issues of civil infrastructure is considered and implemented in the practice at this moment. Click HERE for the FINAL workshop program.

Bridge repairs in practice – PhDs learn to think differently

Bridge repairs in practice – PhDs learn to think differently

The morning of Friday 27 April was the moment of truth for the PhDs in the STW Perspectief programme IS2C (Integral Solutions for Sustainable Construction). In the final workshop they had visited the Nijkerkerbrug, which is showing signs of wear. The problem is that from the outside the degree of wear is not visible. Do the pillars have to be investigated? Does the bridge deck have to be removed to look at the concrete underneath? And what will the budget be?

These are the dilemmas that the manager of the bridge, Rijkswaterstaat, also faces. For the PhDs the question was how, with a limited budget and an eye for social problems such as traffic chaos, they would tackle the problem of repairing the bridge.

Due to the short amount of time available and relative unfamiliarity with the subject, the PhDs did not tackle the problem in too much detail. However, Jaap Bakker, Infrastructure Service of Rijkswaterstaat was enthusiastic: ‘For me, it was a very instructive workshop. I noticed that the students start to think differently and that is exactly the aim of the IS2C programme. We bring different disciplines together and they come up with a joint solution. I am pleased with the input.’

At the end of the workshop Hans Vos revealed the actual conditions for Rijkswaterstaat: the bridge must be repaired with a budget of €9 million before 2015. So the job needs to be done quite quickly in view of the bridge’s condition. Vos said to the PhDs: ‘I’ve learnt a lot today. I hope that you will come back quickly to motivate your recommendations by doing further research on the bridge.’

For further information about the research please contact the programme leader professor Eddy Koenders, Delft University of Technology, E.A.B.Koenders@tudelft.nl

 

 

 

 

 

the PhDs examine the wear to the Nijkerkerbrug

Technologiekrant (in Dutch)

An article about IS2C has been published in the Dutch Technologiekrant. To view click the image above.

Kick-off IS2C

Kick-off IS2C workshop:
May 19 was the official kick-off workshop of the IS2C program and the launch of the IS2C website. The program is addressing integral solutions for sustainable construction and is aiming at achieving strong coherence among the projects. The workshop was divided into a morning session where project leaders and PhD students were split into three groups (Materials & Structures, Sensing & Monitoring and Degradation Mechanisms) with the aim to challenge the internal-connections and the relationships with the other projects inside the program. In the afternoon session companies were invited for the presentation of the results of the morning sessions followed by discussion. The results of the sessions are listed:

Results of the group sessions:

Materials & Structures, click here

Monitoring & Sensing, click here

Degradation Mechanisms, click here

Presentations given during introduction:
E. Bruins (STW)
E.A.B. Koenders (TUD), click here
J. Bakker (RWS-DI)

Program bookled: click here

 

Website launch:
The website is designed with emphasis on this coherence among the 9 research projects. The website is dynamic in the way that each project has its own login functionality. Project leaders, members and/or PhD students can access the designated project page of the IS2C website and add/change or edit the content. The objective of this website structure is that the website will be very dynamically and pages will be updated very frequently by the project members. We hope that the IS2C websie will act as an information interface between researchers and the infra sector.

IS2C Multisite to launch 19 May

May 19 is the official kick-off workshop of the IS2C program and the launch of the IS2C website. The website is designed with emphasis on coherence among the 9 research projects. The website is dynamic in the way that each project has its own login functionality. Project leaders, members and/or PhD students can access the designated project page of the IS2C website and add/change or edit the content. The objective of this website structure is that the website will be very dynamically and pages will be updated very frequently by the project members. We hope that the IS2C websie will act as an information interface between researchers and the infra sector.

For the program click here.