Pre-Conference Workshop


Monday 4th December 2017

QUT Gardens Point Campus


Refreshments will be provided. Please note any dietary requirements with your rsvp

This is a free workshop


For further information on speakers and the program, please click here.


Speakers include:

Dr Aftab Mufti, Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Manitoba, Canada

Dr. Aftab Mufti is an Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and the former Scientific Director and President of the Innovative Structures with Intelligent Sensing Canada Research Network. His research interests include FRPs, FOSs, FEM, bridge engineering, and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM). At the University of Manitoba he introduced the new research area of Civionics Engineering to monitor deteriorating infrastructure. He has authored or provided content for sixteen books, and written more than 350 technical publications. Dr. Mufti is the recipient of many awards, and is the holder of several patents on the steel-free bridge deck concept, of which he is the principal developer. He has been involved in the development of bridge design codes since 1992, and was the Chair of the Technical Sub-Committee on Fibre Reinforced Structures for the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code, published in 2006. He is a fellow of numerous societies, and in 2013 was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC). In July 2010 he was appointed as a Member of the Order of
Canada, that countries highest civilian honour, for his contribution to, and leadership in, the field of civil engineering, notably for researching the use of advanced composite materials and fibre optic sensors in the construction and monitoring of bridges and other infrastructure.



Mr Bob Barrett, Principal Engineer at the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, Australia

Bob Barrett is a Principal Engineer within the Structures Management unit of the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads. Bob has more than 30 years experience in a wide range of areas which include the planning, design and construction of a range of road infrastructure projects. For the last 20 years he has primarily been involved in the management of the state’s  infrastructure assets. A key area of interest and focus has been to ensure TMR’s Asset Management system, and the underlying tools and processes which support it, remain fit for purpose, in order to ensure the growing demands of industry and stakeholders are catered for.