Location and dates

The Owners Meeting will take place at BASt – Federal Highway Research Institute, located in Brüderstraße 53, D-51427 Bergisch Gladbach, Germany.

Federal Highway Research Institute - BASt

Fig.1. Federal Highway Research Institute - BASt

Meeting date is Thursday 22nd of November 2018.

The Federal Highway Research Institute - BASt – is a research institute of the Federal Ministry and Digital Infrastructure and has the task of promoting the development of the road sector. With this aim in mind it provides scientifically verified support to the Ministry in decisions on technical issues and transport policy.

BASt conducts its own research to satisfy this function as well as coordinating and supervising research projects and analysing the results.

Founded in 1951 in Cologne, and located in Bergisch Gladbach since 1983, BASt’s mission is to improve safety, environmental compatibility, economic efficiency and performance of roads.

Employing around 400 persons and with a budget of approximately 47 million euros per year, BASt consists of five technical departments with a total of 26 sections as well as a testing laboratory for road equipment and calibration laboratory for sensors, central department with five sections, three staff units.

Several hundred overseas guests visit BASt each year to find out about research results and ongoing and planned research. These guests include many delegations of specialists from the areas of public administration and business as well as university representatives. Visiting scientists and university interns come to BASt for study trips lasting a number of weeks. International congresses also facilitate personal contact.

International cooperation is an indispensable component of BASt’s work and serves both the exchange of scientific experience and the formation of strategic alliances.

BASt is part of a global network with international institutions. Cooperation agreements with partner institutions form the basis for intensive collaboration.

To ensure high standards, the scientists at BASt are represented in over 200 committees of international organisations.

In addition, BASt collaborates on several European projects.

For more information about BASt, please visit www.bast.de.

Meeting Map

Fig.2. Location scheme of the meeting Venue

How to reach the Federal Highway Research Institute

Federal Highway Research Institute - BASt surrounding area

Fig.3. Federal Highway Research Institute and surrounding area

By car
Highway A4 heading from Cologne to Olpe, exit Bensberg (19); follow the signs for Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen.

By train and public transport
Total journey of about 45 minutes from Cologne.

Federal Highway Research Institute - BASt surrounding area

Fig.4. Federal Highway Research Institute and surrounding area

From Cologne central railway station
Rapid-transit bus 40 from Breslauer Platz bus stop, destination Bensberg. Travelling time of about 25 minutes to Frankenforst bus stop, followed by a walk of roughly 15 minutes to the Federal Highway Research Institute.

From Köln-Deutz railway station
Tram line 1, destination Bergisch Gladbach-Bensberg. Travelling time of about 20 minutes to Kippekausen tram stop, by a walk of roughly 20 minutes to the Federal Highway Research Institute. To shorten the walking distance, you can change to: Bus 452, destination Frankenforst. Travelling time of about 5 minutes to the Ernst-Reuter-Straße bus stop, followed by a 5-minute walk to the Federal Highway Research Institute.

Additional information on public transportation services can be obtained at: www.koeln.de/stadtinfo/verkehr

By taxi
Travelling time of 20 - 30 minutes.

By air
From Cologne/Bonn airport via public transport Total journey of about 70 minutes. Regional (S) tram line 13, travelling time of about 15 minutes to the Deutz/Messe tram stop. Continue from Köln-Deutz train station as described above.
or
Onward with regional (S) tram line 13 to the Dom/Hauptbahnhof tram stop, travelling time of about 20 minutes. Continue from Cologne central station as described above.
or
By taxi Travelling time of about 15 minutes.

Objectives

COST action TU1406 Quality specifications for roadway bridges, standardization at a European level (www.tu1406.eu) is now into its 4th year and significant results have been achieved.

These target groups are the end users who will be able to exploit the outcome of COST Action TU1406 by applying the developed methodology to their assets in order to be maintained in an upscale level.

In order to transmit the required information in a direct and clear manner to end users TU1406 is organizing

In order to reinforce this cooperation, COST Action TU1406 is organizing an Owners Meeting at BASt, Brüderstraße 53, Bergisch Gladbach (near Cologne) in Germany the 22nd of November 2018.

Programme

The programme can be dowloaded here.

Ebook

The e-book can be dowloaded here.

Photos