Quality Assurance in Road Operations and Maintenance
The Nordic Road Association together with the Baltic Road Association invites you to the NordBalt Seminar on Quality Assurance in Road Operations and Maintenance in Vantaa, Finland on 7-8 October 2014.
The seminar will give you an excellent overview of
- how quality assurance in road operations and maintenance is organised in the Nordic and Baltic countries
- what kind of new tools and methods are used and developed
Tuesday 7 October
Moderator: Pär-Håkan Appel, Finnish Transport Agency
13:00 Opening of the seminar
Jukka Karjalainen, Finnish Transport Agency
13:30Introduction to the seminar – organisations and road maintenance contracts in the Nordic countries, similarities and differences
Anders Asp, EQC Management AB, Sweden
14:00Quality assurance in road operations and maintenance in the Nordic and Baltic countries (max 15 min each)
Finland, Tuovi Päiviö, Finnish Transport Agency
Sweden, Dan Eriksson, Swedish Transport Administration
15:00Quality assurance in road operations and maintenance, continues
Norway, Torgeir Leland, Norwegian Public Roads Administration
Denmark, Jens Kristian Kofoed, Danish Road Directorate
Estonia, Erkki Vaheoja, Estonian Road Administration
Latvia, Jānis Kastanovskis, Latvian State Roads
Lithuania, Martynas Makaravičius, Raimundas Indrulėnas, Lithuanian Road Administration
17:30End of Day 1
Wednesday 8 October
Moderator: Jukka Karjalainen, Finnish Transport Agency
09:00Quality assurance in road operations and maintenance, continues
The contractor's point of view (20 min), Rauno Kuusela, Destia Oy, Finland
The consultant's point of view (20 min), Jyrki Paavilainen, Ramboll Oy, Finland
09:45Tools, methods and innovations in quality assurance
Tools, methods and innovations in quality assurance in Sweden (15 min), Hawzheen Karim, Swedish Transport Administration, Sweden
Real-time monitoring system used in Finland (15 min), Jarkko Pirinen, North Ostrobothnia Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment, Finland
Quality assurance in street lightning (15 min), Peter Bengtsson, Roch Services Skandinavien, Sweden
Effects of quality assurance on winter maintenance (15 min), Otto Kärki, South Ostrobothnia Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment, Finland
12:00Summary - What can we learn from each other - best practices
Anders Asp, EQC Management AB, Sweden
Finland, Jukka Karjalainen, Norway, Torgeir Leland, Denmark, Jens Kristian Kofoed
Hotel and Seminar venue
The Seminar takes place in Sokos Hotel Vantaa, which is also where accommodation has been booked. It situates 7 km from the Helsinki Vantaa Airport and close to the Tikkurila Railway Station. The commuter train connections to Helsinki City Centre are excellent.
Address: Sokos Hotel Vantaa, Vantaa, Hertaksentie 2, 01300 VANTAA
Phone:+358 20 1234 618
Fax. +358 10 7850150
The organisers have booked a quota of rooms for the seminar participants. You can already now book your room by calling the hotel reception or sending an e-mail. Please mention the code of the quota, which is NVF. The participants pay for their stay directly to the hotel when leaving.
The price of the Standard Twin room is 115 euros/night.
Registration and payment of registration fee
Your registration to the Seminar is complete when you have filled in the necessary information in the electronic registration form (link below) and paid the corresponding registration fee.
- Participant, whole seminar incl. lunches, coffees and dinner185 €
- Participant, one day incl. lunch and coffee 70 €
- Speaker-participant, whole seminar incl. lunches, coffees and dinner100 €
- Speaker-participant, one day incl. lunch and coffee 40 €
The fee is to be paid by bank transfer to:
Recipient: Pohjoismaiden tie- ja liikennefoorumi
Bank account: FI52 1146 3001 1379 56
Company code: 02211960
NOTE: Please write the name of the participant in the field for messages!
If a separate invoice is needed for the payment, please tick the respective spot in the registration form.
Move to the registration form: REGISTER HERE
30 September 2014
For more information, contact Pär-Håkan Appel,
Phone: +358 400 476 263
If your questions concern the technical programme, please contact Tuovi Päiviö,
Phone: +358 40 752 5240
Welcome to Finland!