Bart van den Broek

Senior Technical Consultant Concrete Bridges


Bart has been working as a civil engineer for multiple engineering firms in the Netherlands for over 12 years, including the municipality of Amsterdam. For the last 3 years he is a consultant for the Dutch Road Authority (Rijkswaterstaat) on (concrete) bridges. We focus on sustainable design of new bridges, but have an even bigger challenge in maintaining our 6000 existing structures. Preferably in a sustainable way as well.

Speaker Sessions

Stream A - Wednesday 9 March 2022

Sustainable procurement – the experiences of Rijkswaterstaat

Rijkswaterstaat is undergoing a period of transformation in order to meet a number of sustainability goals over the coming years. What expectations does Rijkswaterstaat have of the contractors, and what results does it want to achieve? How do the different parties come together on this journey? And how to ensure that project outcomes are in line with sustainability goals? The presenter will share insight into the sustainability goals of Rijkswaterstaat including how the organisation has put into practice the procurement of concrete with a lower footprint, and its re-use.

: 10:35-11:00
x Workshops - Thursday 10 March 2022

Determining the structural safety of large numbers of structures

Rijkswaterstaat owns approximately 6,000 civil structures in the Netherlands, the vast majority of which are concrete bridges. As the owner, Rijkswaterstaat is responsible for the maintenance and the structural safety of these structures – but how can the structural safety of such large numbers of structures be determined effectively and efficiently? During this workshop we would like to share and exchange experiences and ideas with respect to the determination of the structural safety of large numbers of structures. What’s the UK approach? Is each object considered individually or do you use group strategies as well?

: 14:30-15:00
Matteo Di Niro (Assistant) Valerie Diemel-Spruit

The highlight of the bridge engineering year.

Sue Threader, Chief Executive, Rochester Bridge Trust

A great day meeting lots of like-minded people, exploring new innovations and products from exhibitors and listening to some inspiring speakers.

Kevin Dentith, Chief Bridge Engineer, Devon County Council

Excellent networking and knowledge sharing opportunity, everyone who works in bridges should be there!

Liz Kirkham, Network & Strategic Asset Manager, Gloucestershire County Council

Very good conference and excellent networking opportunities.

Paul Tucker, Senior Bridge Engineer & Team Leader, Somerset County Council

Once again a great opportunity to see and hear from market leaders in bridges innovation.

Adrian Worthington, Technical & Design Officer, Wigan Council

The event is always informative, inspiring and relevant - a really good blend of asset owners, researchers, designers and contractors. A must for all bridge engineering professionals!

Phil Raven, Head of Technical Design, Milestone Infrastructure (Oxfordshire Highways)

The event is an opportunity to meet the some main suppliers and service providers in the UK industry
and to gain an understanding of the status quo and the trends in the bridge through the problems faced and solutions found.

Philip Corbett, Concessionaire for the Rion-Antirion Bridge - Greece, GEFYRA SA