Imaging a safer future - No6 - December 2018
NEXCO - West USA wishes our cherished clients, partners, guests, and acquaintances a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. To review our previous newsletters, conference presentations and technology, please follow the links below:
The Infratech 2018 Conference was held from December 6 to December 8, 2018 at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Site). The conference was organized jointly between Nikkei Inc. and the Japanese Congress for Infrastructure Management.
Topics discussed and exhibited during the conference ranged from cutting edge repair and reinforcement techniques to asset management and infrastructure investment. More than 55,000 people from government agencies and private sectors attended the event.
Masato Matsumoto, NEXCO-West USA’s president & C.E.O. was invited to present his work at the conference stage in the Tokyo Big Site. He spoke about his experience of applying latest Japanese technologies to the infrastructures in the United States, France, and Brazil. He said that it is not easy to convince infrastructure owners of the benefit of new technologies, especially when introducing tech from a different country. However, it is necessary to facilitate this exchange and tackle with the issues of aging infrastructures for international benefit.
The 98th annual meeting for the Transportation Research Board (TRB) will be held from Sunday, January 13th to Thursday, January 17th 2019. The meeting has historically covered all modes of transportation, and is expected to include over 13,000 professionals in infrastructure from more than 70 countries. With more than 5,000 presentations over 800 sessions and workshops touching on policy, administration, academia, government and industry alike, TRB is a conference dedicated to the advancement of safety and innovation of infrastructure.
NEXCO-West USA will be in attendance at the conference. We encourage you to visit our booth to learn about our most recent advances in non-destructive testing (NDT) for bridge, road and tunnel inspection. Find us in Booth 744! To locate us, enter the conference hall and proceed to the back. Take a left at IDS North America’s booth; we are located adjacent to the Federal Railroad Administration. We will be presenting the state-of-the-art solutions that secure NEXCO-West USA’s reputation as the global leader in NDT structural inspection technologies.