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Aurecon to present at IRF – Roads Australia conference

2015 Roads Australia Conference

30 April 2015 - Aurecon will be sharing leading expertise in intelligent transport systems (ITS) and digital engineering at the first IRF (International Road Federation) – Roads Australia Regional Conference for Asia and Australasia, to be held in Sydney on 4-6 May 2015.

The conference will focus on road safety, innovation and value-for-money procurement and infrastructure delivery.

Aurecon is a major sponsor of the conference and will join road industry leaders in sharing knowledge and innovative solutions that will address the challenges facing industry and government in delivering road projects.

Kim Thomas, Aurecon ITS Leader for Australia and New Zealand, will be presenting on technology based solutions that improve safety and operations at roadwork sites.

“As technologies continue to evolve, our clients require innovative solutions to ensure their safety and operational priorities are addressed,” Kim said.

“Our growing ITS team is involved in various innovative projects that will assist our clients to plan for the next generation of transport network management infrastructure and systems,” Kim added.

Aurecon Global HUB-id Leader - Digital Engineering, Shaun Hardcastle, will also be presenting at the conference and will be discussing digital disruption and innovation in the road and transport industry.

“With driverless cars expected on the market within the next decade, an approach that integrates human behaviours will be needed to drive successful outcomes and to help the industry to prepare for future challenges,” Shaun said.

Who's behind the wheel? Implications of the ITS revolution

Shaun Hardcastle, Global HUB-id Leader Digital Engineering, Aurecon
Monday 4 May, 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Technology solutions to improve safety and operations at roadwork sites

Kim Thomas, ITS Leader (ANZ), Aurecon
Coryn Hedges, Queensland Transport and Main Roads
Tom Harrison, Civil Engineer, Aurecon
Tuesday 5 May, 1.30pm - 3.00pm

About presenters

Kim Thomas

Kim Thomas is Aurecon’s Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Leader for Australia and New Zealand. Her key capability is in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and Systems and Software Engineering. Kim has worked on an extensive range of projects from software design, systems engineering, and policy, strategy and program development; through to detailed Intelligent Transport Systems infrastructure design on highly complex local and international projects. During her career, Kim has undertaken executive roles in both management and technical delivery.

Shaun Hardcastle

Shaun Hardcastle is Aurecon’s Global HUB-id Leader – Digital Engineering. With a strong 21 year civil engineering background coupled with a focus in the last 7 years on technical leadership, multi-disciplinary management and project execution, Shaun has emerged as a leading expert in application and importantly interpretation of transport modelling outcomes and their relationship to economics and land use. His current applications are utilising his open approach to model outcome interpretation and planning knowledge assisting in plan changes, urbanisation projects, major interchanges for public transport, and significant land use development impacts.


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