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 Legro, 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 Legro

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

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