Date: Monday May 16, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM EST

Location: MS Teams (Virtual) 

Registration Link: Here


I. Webinar (10 AM – 11 AM EST)

The Monitoring guidelines for the management of bridges in the Lombardia region in Italy — Presentation Slides

By: Dr. Maria Pina Limongelli, Associate professor, Politecnico di Milano in Italy

II. Annual Meeting (11 AM – 11:45 AM EST)

  1. Chair Update (Dr. Sreenivas Alampalli, 10 minutes) — Presentation Slides
  2. IABMAS Update (Dr. Dan Frangopol, 5 minutes)
  3. Load Rating Committee Update (Dr. Eva Lantsoght, 5 minutes) – Presentation Slides
  4. Bridge Health Monitoring Committee Update (Dr. Necati Catbas) – Presentation Slides
  5. General Discussion (20 minutes)
  6. Adjournment (5 minutes)

Webinar Abstract

The Monitoring guidelines for the management of bridges in the Lombardia region in Italy

On 14 August 2018, 43 people died in the collapse of the Polcevera bridge in Italy. Beyond the human tragedy, this event reminded us all of the degrading state of critical transport infrastructure in the EU. Few months after the tragedy, Regione Lombardia signed a collaboration agreement with Politecnico di Milano to develop criteria for the informed management and planning of interventions, aimed to keep the regional asset at the required performance level. One of the outcomes of the project are the regional monitoring guidelines and their application to nine pilot bridges. The document provides guidance for the design of monitoring systems as decision support tools for problems relevant to maintenance and emergency management, occasional safety assessment, and standardization. In the MoRe regional guidelines the design process of a monitoring system is approached as a stepwise procedure that originates from the needs of the decision-maker and comprises: a) preliminary investigation to acquire knowledge about the specific bridge and the deterioration process to monitor; b) identification of the indicators able to provide information about the structural performance (deterioration processes, actions, and environmental conditions); c) the selection of the technical devices to manage (acquire, process, transmit and store) the monitoring information. During the webinar, the content of the guidelines and the nine pilot monitoring systems installed as demonstrators, will be illustrated.

About the Speaker

Maria Pina Limongelli is Associate professor of Seismic and Structural design at Politecnico di Milano in Italy and Guest Professor of Digital Structural Health Monitoring and Integrity Management at Lund University in Sweden. Her research activity deals with Structural Health Monitoring of civil structures and infrastructures, with a particular focus on vibration-based monitoring, and Value of information analysis. Prof Limongelli serves with leading roles in several pre-standardization committees focused on SHM and structural safety such as ISHMII, fib, IABSE and JCSS. She is a member in the Scientific Committee of several international conferences and of the editorial board of international peer-reviewed journals in the SHM and structural safety field. She is the author of more than 180 papers published in scientific journals and presented at international conferences.