DATE:24 to 26 October 2018
LOCATION:Congress Centre Grand hotel Bernardin, Portorož


Happy on the way in 2019!
The company for research in the road and traffic profession of Slovenia congratulates you for successful cooperation in 2018 and wishes you pleasant holidays and everything good and happy on the way to 2019! Your DRC!

Dear colleagues and supporters of the civil associations!

We invite you to the 14th Slovenian Congress on Transport and Transport Infrastructure, which will be held from 24 to 26 October 2018 in the pleasant environment of the Grand Hotel Bernardin Congress Center in Portorož.

DRC, the Society for Research in Road and Traffic Engineering of Slovenia, organizes a traditional biennial meeting of Slovenian and foreign experts on the field of transport, transport infrastructure and logistics. At this opportunity, organizers wish to overcome ten year crisis with the prosperity of civil engineering and enable paradigms for sustainable development of the mentioned profession and activities and easily adapt to the economic and social fluctiations.

Therefore, we wish to present experience and technical achievements of Slovenian professionals on their resignated field, from planners, designers and contractors, to supervisors, operators, developers and researchers. Congress represents a new opportunity for exchange of views and ideas between professionals, politicians and economists. Only by working together and with a mutually constructive approach will we create the conditions for stable growth of the civil engineering as an important economic activity, which with its multiplicative effects strongly influences the development of the entire national economy.

The growth of Slovenian and world economy requires more efficient use and expansion of transport connections. At the same time, climate change and consequental extreme weather events are the reality engineering and transport must adapt to in order to ensure effective and environment friendly mobility. Therefore, modern infrastructure needs to be sustainable and ready for ever new challenges.

With rapid speed, electromobility and autonomous driving systems are gaining more and more influence on the development of an information-oriented society. A prerequisite for their successful implementation is the appropriate infrastruscture. And last but not least, it is necessary to introduce the principles of circular economy into the field of civil engineering.

Above mentioned topics apply to current problems related to the situation and urgent development of all the segments of Slovenian transport infrastructure. Modernization of the Slovenian railway system is being carried out together with a long planned construction of the second rail. The construction of the third development axis as a part of the national road network has never been closer. After years of stagnation, roas infrastructure is being renewed with an accelerating tempo.

Therefore, we are inviting all those who participate in the processes of planning, constructing, maintaining and managing transport infrastructure, users, representatives of civil associations and all those who, in different ways influence the future and development of all segments of transport and transport infrastructure, to take part in the 14th Slovenian Congress on Transport and Transport Infrastructure and actively participate with your professional contributions.

Slovenian engineering can and must be proud of the technological achievements and realization of major projects in the near future. Congress is a unique opportunity for presentation of successfully  completed projects, exchange of information and acquaintance with new technologies and doctrines.

To the 14th Congress we invite all the colleagues and friends from related professional societies and associations from neighbouring and other countries, with whom we have developed long lasting friendly ties. Among invited introductory lectures on the first day, we especially highlight following topics:

Electromobility and autonomous driving

– Tanja Mohorič, Director of Automotive Cluster of Slovenia

Modern planning and bridge management practices

– Kiyohiro Imai, Japan, Chairman of the Technical Committee D.3 Bridges of the International Road Association PIARC

European year of civil engineers

European council of civil engineers

(ECCE) has announced 2018 as the European Year of Civil Engineers in order to emphasize their role in ensuring the growth of the standard of living in society, to raise the social reputation of the civil engineers in European countries and to emphasize their key role in facing the challenges society will face in the future. Organizers especially address the sponsors and exhibitors for their support. Only with joint forces will Sovenian traffic and engineering professions gain new strength.

We kindly invite you to participation and expect to see you in Portorož!

Aleš Žnidarič
President of the Program Committee of the 14th Congress

Samo Peter Medved
President of the DRC – Transport and Transport Infrastructure Association of Slovenia in the process of establishing

Evstahij Drmota, dipl.ekon.
Director of DRC

WARNING: pre-congressional event!           WEDNESDAY, October 24, 2018, at 9:30, Grand Hotel Bernardin, Portorož



9:30 – 10:00        Reception          

10:00 – 10:05     Welcome & Aim of the event (Stanislav Lenart, ZAG)

10:05 – 10:15      Summary of RAGTIME project and its expected outcomes (Adewole Adesiyun, FEHRL)

10:15 – 10:30      AM4INFRA: Asset Management Approach for transport infrastructure networks (Darko Kokot, ZAG)

10:30 – 10:40     Asset management practice on national roads in Slovenia (tbc, DRSI)

10:40 – 10:50     Asset management practice on railway infrastructure in Slovenia (tbc, DRSI)

10:50 – 11:05     Building Information Modelling (BIM) experiences in Infrastructure projects (Veljko Janjić, BEXEL Consulting)


11:05 – 11:20     Permanent monitoring of viaduct Ravbarkomanda (Andrej Anžlin, ZAG)

11:20 – 11:40     Coffee break

11:40 – 11:55     Advanced Asset Integrity Management (AAIM) platform and its use on real case study (Elenia Duce/Clemente Fuggini, RINA-C)

11:55 – 12:10     Case study to benchmark the AAIM approach  Elenia Duce/Clemente Fuggini (tbc, RINA-C/AISCAT)

12:10 – 12:25      Feedback from stakeholders and recommendations (Adewole Adesiyun, FEHRL)

12:25 – 12:30      Closing remarks & End of event              

12:30                     Business lunch