27 February - 01 March, 2018 | London Marriott Hotel Regents Park, London, United Kingdom

Agenda Day 3

8:00 am - 8:50 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

8:50 am - 9:00 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

9:00 am - 9:40 am SUPPORTING OBJECTIVES OF THE EUROPEAN COMMAND AND INSTALLATION-ENGINEERING CAPABILITIES

Colonel John Baker, Commander of Europe District,
 
·          Examining the area development plans and facility utilization surveys within the  Installation Support (ISB) Programme and
·          Assessing effective Life Cycle Project Management and in-service support of operational  facilities
·          Evaluating contractual obligations and methods to fulfil legal requirements 
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Colonel John Baker

Commander of Europe District

9:40 am - 10:20 am CHALLENGES ASSOCIATED WITH INSTALLING INFRASTRUCTURE IN REMOTE LOCATIONS AND DEVELOPING STATES

Colonel Eric Harvent, Commander Medium Brigade,
·          Elaborating on the construction  and facility planning for specialised infrastructure in remote locations
·          Standardising materials, health and safety regulations to enhance multinational cooperation and fulfil NATO requirements
·          Resolving host nation’s construction and engineering challenges by optimizing methods for deploying equipment 
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Colonel Eric Harvent

Commander Medium Brigade

10:20 am - 11:00 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:00 am - 11:40 am INSTALLATION RESILIENCY AND RELATED MILITARY ENGINEERING CHALLENGES - ADVANCING CAPABILITIES TO SUPPORT COMBAT AND HUMANITARIAN MISSIONS

Dr. David Pittman, Director of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center and Chief Scientist,
·          Smart and resilient installations concepts and designs
·          Energy and water technologies and standards
·          Advanced adaptive protection technologies and tools
·          Force projection and logistics technologies and tools
·          Map based planning and geospatial technologies and tools
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Dr. David Pittman

Director of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center and Chief Scientist

11:40 am - 12:20 pm AUSTRIAN ENGINEERS IN DISASTER RELIEF OPERATIONS: WHEN TRADITION MEETS MODERNITY

Colonel Michael Seefried, Engineer Officier G3 Section,
·          Assessing the removal of damages caused by natural or manmade disasters
·          Evaluating challenges of cooperating with civilians
·          Identifying best practice techniques and lessons learned 
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Colonel Michael Seefried

Engineer Officier G3 Section

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

1:20 pm - 2:00 pm EXAMINING HOW CANADA’S GEOSPATIAL ENGINEERING CAPABILITY SUPPORTS CAF OPERATIONS, REAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, AND GEOINT

Lieutenant Colonel Claire Bramma, Commanding Officer, Mapping and Charting Establishment,Canadian Armed Forces
·          Assessing the emerging requirement for advancing geospatial engineering capabilities
·          Outlining the advantages of digitalisation to enhance infrastructural projects and maximise mission effectiveness
·          Evaluating how to incorporate geospatial engineering capabilities for domestic and expeditionary operations
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Lieutenant Colonel Claire Bramma

Commanding Officer, Mapping and Charting Establishment
Canadian Armed Forces

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm CONSTRUCTING OPERATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE DURING INITIAL ENTRY OPERATIONS

Colonel Jean-Albert Legros, Chief Engineer,European Corps and Belgian Ministry of Defence
·          Examining the Field Accommodation Unit’s engagement in operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, and Lebanon
·          Assessing methods to construct operational infrastructure in remote locations in anticipation of troops deployment
·          Evaluating design of temporary facilities and deployment of materials into austere environments 
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Colonel Jean-Albert Legros

Chief Engineer
European Corps and Belgian Ministry of Defence

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

3:20 pm - 4:00 pm ADVANCING COORDINATION BETWEEN THE MILITARY AND HUMANITARIAN INSTITUTIONS TO ENSURE EFFECTIVE CRISIS MANAGEMENT

Marie-Sophie Reck, Head of Special Projects Unit at Civil-Military Coordination Section,UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
·          Coordinating effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors
·          Reducing the impact of natural disasters by facilitating coherent communication and data collection
·          Integrating information management and data analysis  to deliver timely humanitarian action
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Marie-Sophie Reck

Head of Special Projects Unit at Civil-Military Coordination Section
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm AUGMENTING ENGINEERING CAPABILITIES TO ADVANCE PEACEKEEPING MISSIONS AND HUMANITARIAN OPERATIONS

Colonel James Burke, Director of Engineering,Irish Defence Forces
·          Examining the Irish experience in assisting missions in Lebanon and the Golan Heights
·          Evaluating research and development programmes for advancing barrack design
·          Differentiating between the construction requirements for peacekeeping and humanitarian missions
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Colonel James Burke

Director of Engineering
Irish Defence Forces

4:40 pm - 5:20 pm ADVANCING OPERATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND MAINTAINING HIGH READINESS TO SUPPORT CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS

Colonel Peter Quaite, Commander 170 Infrastructure Support Engineer Group,British Army
·          Examining current operations in South Sudan and Somalia
·          Delivering specialist infrastructure, routine construction of air fields, power and water systems
·          Incorporating new technology  to accelerate construction in environments lacking standardised equipment, components, and materials
·          Considering modern 3D design software to further develop operational capabilities
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Colonel Peter Quaite

Commander 170 Infrastructure Support Engineer Group
British Army

5:20 pm - 5:30 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE