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Bridge Maintenance and Refurbishment Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia September 2024 (Pre-Mailer)

The Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore on 26th March 2024 was an eye opener to the importance of routine bridge maintenance and refurbishment. From 1960 – 2015, 35 bridges around the world have collapsed due to collision with naval vessels causing mass casualties and damages. However, most ship collisions with bridges did not result in catastrophic outcomes as seen in Baltimore. A Coast Guard study published in 2003, found there have been 2692 incidents where ships collided with bridges in the USA. On average, that’s about 5 incidents per week, however, 85% of those incidents resulted in minimal to zero damage.

Most modern bridges today are protected by a fendering system of concrete and other materials that’s installed to absorb such collisions from large vessels. Which begs the question; could such a system or any collision absorption system have saved Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge? The Baltimore bridge was built ‘up to code’, but regulations and policies predate the age of supersized vessels. Just over a month before, on 22nd February 2024 another ship collision caused the collapse of the Pearl River Bridge in Guangzhou, China. The collapse of these bridges has revived scrutiny on the overall health of bridges across the world, many of which are considered to be in poor condition or lack proper anti-collision systems. Collisions are not the only cause of major bridge collapses in recent years. A lot of these bridges are dated and haven’t been properly maintained as seen in India, Mexico & Italy.

These incidents have prompted nations around the world to look at their own bridges, some of which are dated, to ensure a similar disaster doesn’t repeat. Malaysia’s longest bridge, The Penang Bridge closed one of its lanes for a whole year in 2017 to facilitate inspection and maintenance works in an effort to ensure the bridge’s stability and safety. The Malaysian government addressed that RM2.8 billion would be allocated for federal roads, with a portion of it dedicated for maintaining bridges in the country. The Bridge Maintenance Summit aims to create a premier destination for professionals to learn and discuss the best methodologies on bridge maintenance. Gain an understanding on the importance of maintenance through various case studies and explore innovative approaches and systems in managing and maintaining bridges.


  • Discover how maintenance scheduling software are leveraged to deliver timely bridge repairs & maintenance Leverage digital design tools to evaluate the structural behaviour and performance under various scenarios
  • Utilizing sensors, cameras, drones and satellite data to monitor the condition and performance of bridges Learn about next level generation materials emerging from the field of bridge engineering Gain insights on how leading bridge engineers implement bridge structural strengthening technology Attain a better understanding on bridge condition, behaviour and performance with Digital Twins

Please find attached
PDF brochure for more content details and our contact information should you have any further inquiries.

Only limited seats are allocated for this course. Group registration package available with terms and conditions applied.

To register for this international conference, kindly fill in the registration form and fax or email it back to us.