Our risk modelling tool can help road owners optimise the management of their highway infrastructure by measuring the risks associated with various traffic, climate change and financial scenarios.
Joe Kelly

Joe Kelly

Technical Director
Client
Conference of European Directors of Roads
Completed
2016

Summary

Roughan & O’Donovan Innovative Solutions (ROD-IS) co-ordinated this CEDR-funded project aimed at providing road owners/managers with best practice tools and methodologies for the risk assessment of ageing critical infrastructure.

Solution

We developed a risk modelling tool for road owners/managers that assesses risk within the context of evolving traffic demands, climate change effects and funding limitations. 

The tool considers risk from a variety of perspectives, including:

  • Safety
  • Financial
  • Operational
  • Commercial
  • Reputational

Challenges

We examined how traffic growth affects the Eurocode alpha-factors used in site-specific bridge assessment, developing a novel approach to long run traffic simulation and applying it to a range of load effects, spans and rates of traffic growth.

Services provided:

  • Risk-based asset management
  • Traffic load modelling
  • Data analysis
  • Weigh-in-motion