Location and dates

The workshop will take place at Wrocław University of Science and Technology, conference rooms, location: Building H-14, Wyb. Wyspiańskiego 40, 50-370 Wrocław, Poland.

Fig. 1. Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Building H-14


Meeting dates are Thursday 1 st and Friday 2 nd of March 2018.

Wroclaw University of Science and Technology is the leading scientific and educational centre in Poland confirmed by national annual rankings. Also its position among technical universities in both Europe and the rest of the world is increasing every year. The University has been operating since 1945. Its creators and organizers were scientists from Lviv and Warsaw. Today it is one of the biggest and best technical universities in the country with 28 815 students being educated by 2000 academic teachers in 16 faculties.

The exact meeting rooms will be signed at the location.

Fig. 2. Location scheme of the meeting Venue


Frequent trams and buses run from the city centre east direction to the University – Pl. Grunwaldzki (Grunwaldzki Square) stop:
• Trams 0, 1, 2, 4, 10
• Buses 115, 116, 145, 146, 149

Tickets can be bought in self-service vending machines on the bus using a credit/debit card only or at stops using cash as well. There is also a new way of transport In Wrocław based on electric car rental service available per minutes: www.vozilla.pl/. Prices is 1.15 PLN/min.
How to get to Wroclaw

By plane

A useful link for airway connections to Wroclaw is: airport.wroclaw.pl/en/. It provides direct (traditional and low-cost) flights to many European cities according to the map below.

Fig. 2. Map of connections with the Wroclaw Airport

 

By public transport from the airport to the city centre

 
MUNICIPAL BUS

Bus No. 106 goes to/from the Central Railway/Bus Station everyday every 20 minutes. The entire journey (price 3.4 PLN) takes approximately 40 minutes (depending on the traffic). Night bus line No. 206, operates on the same route through the Airport.

See the detailed timetable: www.wroclaw.pl/rozklady-jazdy.

 
WRO AIRPORT EXPRESS

A shuttle bus operates on the route Airport -  City Centre (Plac Dominikański) – Dworzec Wrocław (Central Bus and Railway Station). A ticket will cost 10 PLN (to be paid directly to the driver by cash or by card). The journey will take about 30 minutes.

 
Objectives

The seventh workshop of COST Action TU1406 “Quality specifications for roadway bridges, standardization at a European level” (www.tu1406.eu), will be held in Wroclaw, Poland, at the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology on 1st and 2nd of March 2018.

In the first year of COST Action TU1406 the main focus was on the screening process of existing European documents and establishing a database for PIs. The second year of the project was focused on technical and non-technical bridge performance goals, followed by the establishment of quality control plans, applications to case studies and recommendations for guidelines in the third year.

The workshop will be dedicated to the following topics:
- Bridge management systems;
- Methods and experiences of bridge Life-cycle Assessment;
- Quality control plans;
- Quality control measurements, techniques and methods.

During the 2-day workshop selected manuscripts will be presented and discussed, followed by WG3, WG4 and WG5 meetings.

Programme
The programme can be dowloaded here.
Costs and Reimbursement

COST organization provides a certain amount of financial means for organizing such meetings and to reimburse participants. This includes for example accommodation costs, meals, transport expenses, etc. For more information about travel reimbursement request please visit the following webpage. Please book your flight and hotel as soon as possible in order to find cheap solutions.

Contributions and Templates

Participants are kindly asked to use the TU1406 templates which can be downloaded here.

Accomodation

The accommodation is the responsibility of participants and the organizers do not offer apartments. There is a large selection of hotels in the city centre. The nearest ones are given below.

Name Address Distance
Jan Paweł II Hotel**** Św. Idziego 2 1,3 km
DoubleTree by Hilton Wroclaw***** Podwale 84 1.6 km
B&B**   Ks. Piotra Skargi 24-28 1.8 km
Tumski Hotel*** Wyspa Słodowa 10 1.9 km
HP Park Plaza**** Bolesława Drobnera 11/13 2.1 km