Željko Uhlir Ispis

Mr. Sc. Željko Uhlir was born in 1964 in Zagreb. He graduated from the Faculty of Civil Engineering in Zagreb and masters degree from the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb. During his rich professional career he was Deputy Minister of Construction and Physical Planning of the Republic of Croatia, Director of the Agency for Legal Affairs and Real Estate Mediation, Director of Investment Sector in Coning Ecograd dd, Varaždin, Head of the Office of Property Management of the City of Zagreb, Head of Department at the Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Construction, and among others was a project engineer at Ingenieurconsult GmbH, Offenbach – Germany.

Since 2016 he has been a lecturer at the Technical Polytechnic of Zagreb and currently holds the position of State Secretary at the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning of the Republic of Croatia. He has published a number of expert articles and a professional book Manual on Real Property Valuation (Uhlir Ž., Majčica M.).

Željko Uhlir

Challenges in maintenance of infrastructure with an emphasis on bridges in the cities of the Republic of Croatia

Abstract: For many years infrastructure constructions have been built and the need for new constructions of this type has not been exhausted. However, it is often forgotten that after the process of building, the maintenance process begins. Particularly, mentioned issues are expressed in cities, whose leaders are focused on mandate intervals.

The development of technology in the world is entering a new, 4th industrial period, that will capture all areas of human activity. It is about the IOT (Internet of Things) but we are also in WFOS (World Full of Stuff). New materials are available that have the capabilities of self-service. The next step is smart maintenance systems that use all the technological advances.

This paper presents the situation in the system of maintenance of city bridges in the Republic of Croatia and stresses that, for all the above mentioned, from the elementary maintenance of infrastructure constructions to smart maintenance systems, the basic prerequisite is educated staff.