In 2009, the Members of the ETPIS High Level Group have selected as a TOP 5 priority the following topic:
"Methods to maintain safety of aged and repaired structures and provide technologies for life extension & Reliability based design and structural health monitoring (SHM) and risk based inspection technologies"
At the same time, several Member States have expressed their interest in initiatives that can help to better manage aging of the industrial facilities and infrastructures.
In France, a national action plan has been launched on January 13, 2010 to invite the industry to prepare the modernisation of the industrial facilities to minimize the impact of aging of the industrial installations (see http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/Plan-de-modernisation-des.html).
As a contribution to this challenge, ETPIS with the collaboration of IMDR and the industrial partners represented in the High Level Group has organised a technical workshop entitled: New challenges in Structural Safety in the context of the EU2020 Strategy and EU Grand Challenges.
The Technical workshop "New challenges in Structural Safety in the context of the EU2020 Strategy and EU Grand Challenges" took place in Paris, on May 31st, 2010.
The objective of the workshop was to:
- share information on current challenges involving structural safety knowledge
- define the content of possible projects and initiatives
- identify leaders for new projects and new initiatives
You can find the agenda here.