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Timo Saaranketo

Roadscanners Oy
Managing Director
Dr. Timo Saarenketo is the managing director of Roadscanners Oy. He also works as an Adjunct Professor at the Tampere University.  He is internationally known “Road Doctor” specialized in Non-Destructive Testing based road and bridge and other traffic infrastructure asset diagnostics and management.  He has specialized and made innovations in Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and other Non-Destructive Testing based road and bridge and other traffic infrastructure analysis and diagnostics, pavement design, rehabilitation design, road material surveys and site investigations. A special interest is also low traffic volume road condition management in cold climate areas. Since 1998 Saarenketo has been working in different roles in ROADEX projects, which focuses on road condition and pavement management policies and technologies of low volume roads in Northern Europe.

During recent years, Dr. Saarenketo has been working intensively on how modern technologies can be implemented in intelligent asset management processes and how they can improve the productivity of asset management that further leads to cost savings in annual paving costs. Another research task has been the effect of autonomous vehicles and super heavy trucks on pavement structure performance. Since 2015 he has been working in Finland in PEHKO project that has successfully implemented digitalization and new road diagnostics technologies and proactive maintenance in the management of paved road in three areas in Finland. This project has been awarded by IRF in 2018 by Global Road Achievement Award in the category of Asset Preservation & Maintenance Management.