12th Exchange of Experience in Darmstadt
Given the increasing number of digital information available, the question arises as to whether all road-related questions could be answered online. But this is not the case. Maintaining the infrastructure is a responsible task, the solution to which is not easily found on the Internet or in textbooks. Artificial intelligence, which, according to the media, will clarify all questions of the future and replace manual condition surveys with neural networks, cannot compensate for the work of engineers. Digital tools and artificial intelligence can provide useful support. However, only experienced engineers can answer fundamental questions about the positioning, requirements and goals of maintenance management.
One of the core objectives of the exchange of experience is to strengthen the position of the engineer in decision making. For this reason, the topic of organization and asset management has been increasingly addressed for three years. Although asset management has already been successfully introduced in some organizations, awareness of this management discipline must continue to be raised. It is therefore a recurring focus of the event. Other major topics this year were the digitalization of the road sector and municipal maintenance management, in particular the survey of ancillary facilities.
HELLER Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH would like to thank all guests for their participation and inspiring discussions.