Road and Bridge Research Institute (IBDiM)

 
web: www.ibdim.edu.pl

IBDiM
The Road and Bridge Research Institute (IBDiM) is a state-owned research & development entity, a subsidiary of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Poland. IBDiM is the leading Polish research centre engaged in a broad spectrum of issues related to road infrastructure. With our research work, innovations, analyses and consultations it supports national road administration, development projects, modernisation and repair related to roads and bridges, and help introduce optimal road network management systems. The research subjects of recent years are primarily concerned with the issues of maintenance of transport structures, including implementation of the Road Surface Maintenance System, Bridge Management System and the developing of the advanced road and bridge maintenance techniques.

Research activities of the Institute are primarily focused on the following subjects:

  • principles of designing & engineering of road and airport pavements

  • principles of designing & engineering of road and rail engineering structures, including foundations

  • road and bridge construction & maintenance technology

  • roadworks mechanisation and organisation

  • evaluation of technical condition of roads and bridges

  • testing methods in the area of interest to the Institute

  • geotechnology in road & bridge construction

  • economics in road & bridge construction

  • searching for suitable materials for road & bridge construction and evaluation of their use

  • testing of physical and chemical properties of the materials used in road & bridge construction

  • use of waste materials form industry in road & bridge construction

  • traffic engineering

  • traffic safety

  • environmental protection during the designing, construction and use of roads, bridges and of other road engineering structures

  • road engineering management systems development

 

Key Personnel

 

  • Ms. Agnieszka Łukasiewicz

    Ms. Agnieszka Łukasiewicz works in the Management Systems and Telematics Division (IBDiM). Presently she is a national coordinator of two COST Actions: TU 804 “Survey Harmonisation with New Technologies Improvement (SHANTI)” and TU 1001 “P3T3 – Public Private Partnerships in Transport: Trends and Theory”. She is also a project manager of national R&D project Collaboration of standard proceedings with stakeholders’ relationships in the process of planning and realising road and rail infrastructure projects.

  • Mr. Michał Karkowski

    Mr. Michał Karkowski works as Telematic Team Manager in the Management Systems and Telematics Division (IBDiM). Presently he is a project manager of national R&D project “Intelligent System of Complex Car Identification” as well as vice project manager of national R&D project “Intelligent Active Road and Bridge Restrain Systems”. He is a national coordinator of two COST Actions: TU 0702 “Real-time Monitoring, Surveillance and Control of Road Networks under Adverse Weather Conditions” and TU 903 “Methods and Tools for Supporting the Use, Calibration and Validation of Traffic Simulation Model”. He is also nominated as national expert and evaluator of Intelligent Transport Systems projects in the National Centre of Transport Projects.