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      October 18, 2020

      Sunday   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (daily for 3 times)

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      Performance Based Contracts

      Performance-Based Contracts Executive Seminar
      About this Event

      The International Road Federation is pleased to announce that the Fall edition of its Executive Seminar on Performance-Based Contracts will be held from October 18 - 28, 2020 in Orlando, Florida USA. International experts representing the fields of contract management, road maintenance, financing and sustainable transport policy development have been scheduled to present best practices and case studies in performance-based contracts.

      This Executive Seminar includes a program of presentations and discussions about performance-based contracts and how they can help road agencies meet their desired outcomes. Participants will engage in working groups with experts who are actively involved in maintenance contracting and asset management to discuss the application of best practices under different country conditions.

      Course Outcomes

      Learn how Performance-based Contracts can help your organization achieve its goals
      Learn about the Financial management and payment structures for performance based contracts
      Discuss what types of road are suitable for the Performance-based Contracts
      Learn about the preparation and tendering of Contract documents
      Network with like-minded senior road professionals from all over the world
      Target Audience
      Road & Transport Agencies Executives
      Engineers and Managers involved in Highway Maintenance
      Private Consultants & Contractors
      Toll Operators
      Service Providers

      Robert F. Fergerstrom


      For more than 40 years, Mr. Fergerstrom’s career has focused on management consulting to public transportation agencies in the United States and overseas. In the course of his career, he has assisted more than 30 public works agencies to strengthen institutional capacity. On most of these projects he has managed diverse teams of highly specialized experts working with client agencies to develop strategies for institutional strengthening and implement structural reform. His areas of expertise include maintenance contracting, organizational reviews, restructuring, management systems, conducting workshops and assessing potential for privatization.


      Adrian Burde, Civil Engineer, LeidosDr. Adrian Burde provides ongoing support to several Department of Transportationagencies and private companies on matters related to performance based maintenance contracting. Dr. Burde has routinely prepared operating proceduresand other technical documentation to be used by owner agency staff for developing,implementing, and managing asset management programs. Since 2005, Dr. Burde hasbeen developing and implementing management tools for the asset maintenance program of the VDOT Central Office Maintenance Division including Maintenance Rating Program (MRP) data analyses, condition reports, and performance evaluation reports. Most recently, Dr. Burde was appointed Project Manager of the VDOT MRP third party evaluation team.

      Asif Faiz


      Dr. Asif Faiz is a former World Bank Highways Adviser and Infrastructure Sector Manager with some 40 years of experience in designing, managing and implementing transport development policies, programs and projects in more than 40 developing countries. After retiring from the World Bank in 2008, he has consulted as a technical and policy advisor for the World Bank Group- public investment programs and projects covering motorways, airports, highway improvement and maintenance programs, rural roads, and transport services in more than 20 countries. He managed the World Bank’s infrastructure program in Latin America in 1990s, under which area-wide performance-based road maintenance contracts were implemented in Argentina and Uruguay.

      Dr. Faiz has been actively promoting and designing PBCs for road works since 2012. He has prepared and delivered high level seminars on PBCs in Uganda, Malaysia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Fiji under World Bank , ADB and Government funded training programs. He has helped develop and introduce hybrid PBCs for sustainable road asset management in Georgia, Papua New Guinea, Tonga and Pakistan incorporating road safety and climate resilience in traditional road maintenance PBCs.

      Lars Forlof


      Lars Forslöf is a road engineer (BSc) with more than 20 professional years as a CEO, consultant and project manager within the road maintenance, ITS and road traffic management sectors. His has worked on missions for the Swedish National Transport Administration (Trafikverket) and Stockholm City in Sweden, as well as in Myanmar (Sweroad/ADB) and Afghanistan (UNOPS). Currently he works for Trafikverket to develop KPI’s for a performance-based contracts on the European road E22 in Sweden.

      Ben Gericke


      Mr Gericke is recognized internationally for his road reform and implementation management experience. His professional experience in many countries includes infrastructure and asset management, restructuring of road management functions, road reform implementation and efficiency improvements within road agencies. He recently led the World Bank review of its support to Performance-Based Contracting and is both leading and supporting development projects, financed by the Bank, in several countries. He has a strong project implementation background and was a guest lecturer at several international training programs organized by, among others, the International Road Federation. Mr Gericke represents the World Bank on technical committees with PIARC.

      Wayne Hatcher


      Wayne Hatcher has more than 20 years of experience managing highway infrastructure. During that time he has developed leading skills in infrastructure asset management, particularly in the use and application of asset data to support effective highway management. Mr. Hatcher has developed and enhanced several systems that help highway asset managers make informed decisions, including: economic appraisal; asset valuation and depreciation; performance monitoring and management; prioritization; and optimization. He is a leading proponent for highway condition forecasting including development and implementation of decision support tools to assist highway managers.

      Pekka Pakkala


      Pekka Pakkala is Country Manager for Viasys VDC Inc., and is responsible for all aspects of development in Virtual Design & Construction (VDC/BIM), IT tools and services. Previous experience and competencies are mainly with asset management and maintenance, project delivery methods, Performance Based Maintenance Contracts (PBMC), Public Private Partnerships (PPP), international practices and benchmarking, research projects, and training and education.

      Martin van Gils


      Martin van Gils holds a master of science in Systems Engineering & Policy Management from Delft University of Technology. He started his career at Siemens Traffic and Transportation Division. He has worked for two different engineering and consulting companies where he has worked on PPP projects & implementing Performance Based Maintenance contracts. Mr. van Gils is a member of PIARC Road Tunnel Operations committee and focusses on the ‘soft’ skills necessary to successfully operate complex infrastructures in traffic-, tunnel- and nautical control centers. Currently he is implementing PBM in Road Tunnels. At his company Vigiles, he is the business development manager and works on establishing a new business venture including: a center of excellence; a training facility for Emergency Services and Operators for underground structures and heavy industry that will be realized in the Antwerp - Rotterdam port area.

      Cost: $4,900 – $6,750

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