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General Director
Leszek Rafalski, Prof. D. Sc., C. Eng.

phone: (+48 22) 811 03 83
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Born: 19th October 1951 in Warsaw.

Graduated from the Warsaw Technical University, Faculty of Civil Engineering in 1977 being awarded the title of MSc. in the field of construction engineering. In the years 1977-83 he worked in Przedsiębiorstwo Robót Kolejowych nr 7 (Enterprise of Railway Works No. 7). He supervised construction of earth works, strengthening of grounds and foundation works at transport project sites.

After PhD he started in 1983 his work in the Road and Bridge Research Institute. He was dealing with problems in the field of geotechnics and particularly regarding foundations, diaphragm walls, piles, cut-off walls, road subbases, construction of  railway track subgrade and embankments. He carried out site investigations of soil properties, waste materials, soils strengthened with synthetic resins and other binding
agents. He identified properties of thixotropic hardening suspensions that he implemented into engineering practice. He supervised implementation of the results of his research works on many transport projects, among others in Warsaw underground, dam in Dębe, A-4 motorway and roads sections.

During last years he also deals with problems of transport development and particularly the state of road network, financing of transport infrastructure as well as transformations of the road and bridge enterprises.

In the years 1983-90 he managed the Laboratory of Geotechnics and since 1987 till 1990 he was also deputy head of the Department of Geotechnics in the Road and Bridge Research Institute.

In 1996 he obtained the degree of doctor of science and was appointed to the post of associate professor and subsequently professor.

Since 1990 he is General Director of the Road and Bridge Research Institute.

He is author or co-author of tens of research works and expert’s reports as well as over 60 scientific publications. He is co-author of 6 patents in the field of soil stabilisation, hardening suspensions and their application in engineering practice.

He has been appointed or elected to the following domestic scientific and professional organisations as well as scientific councils: 
  • Polish Standardisation Committee
  • Forecasting Committee “Polska 2000 Plus” at the Presidium of Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Committee of Civil and Water Engineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences – sections:
    - geotechnics
    - building materials
    - transport engineering
  • All-Polish Economic Chamber of Road Building
  • Main Council of R&D organisations
  • Scientific-Consulting Council at the Management of Warsaw Underground
He is member of Polish Geotechnics Committee and of the following international organisations:
  • Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories (FEHRL)
  • Russian National Committee of Soil Mechanics and Foundations (RNKMGIF)
  • Permanent International Association of Road Congresses (PIARC) – Committee TC-12 “Earthworks, drainage, subgrade”,
  • International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)
He speaks English and Russian.

Major works done during the last years:

 “Studium sektorowe przedsiębiorstw branży drogowo-mostowej i surowców skalnych dla drogownictwa” (Sector study of  enterprises from the road and bridge branch and rocky raw  materials for road construction) Warsaw 1997. Analysis and directions of development of the above-mentioned branch. Manager of the team and co-author of the study
New technics for pavement strengthening and maintenance:
Proceedings of the XXth World Road Congress, Montreal, 1995. Report showing application of new technologies of strengthening and maintenance of pavements in Poland. Co-ordinator and co-author of the work
“Właściwości i zastosowanie zawiesin twardniejących” (Properties and applications of hardening suspensions) Warsaw 1995. Qualifying thesis-showing achievements of the author in the field of research and implementation of hardening suspensions. Author of the work (in Polish)
“Investment of the road sector in a country in transition: Poland”
Proceedings of the Round Table 100, European conference of Ministers of Transport. Paris, 1994. Presentation of changes regarding the road sector in Poland. Co-author of the work
“Road strengthening in Central and Eastern European Countries”
OECD, Paris 1993. OECD report elaborated by international group of experts and presenting problems of strengthening roads in Central and Eastern Europe. Co-author of work
“Modified hardening slurry for installation of steel piles”
Proceedings of Fifth International Conference on Piling and Deep Foundations, Bruges 1994. Paper presenting the results of research of piles settled in hardening slurry. Author of the work
“View point for the Central and Eastern European Countries”
Proceedings of DIVINE Conference, Rotterdam 1997, published by LAND+WATER Magazine for Civil and Environmental Engineers, 9/1997. Article presenting significance of the DIVINE programme for the countries from Central and Eastern Europe. Author of the article
Ordered research project: “Wpływ budowy i eksploatacji autostrad na przemiany systemu zagospodarowania przestrzennego w Polsce” (Influence of construction and exploitation of motorways on changes of  the system of space management in Poland)
Orderer: State Committee for Scientific Research. Manager of work and co-author
Rheological properties of fresh bentonite-cement slurries modified by selected sodium salts.
Archives of Civil Engineering, 1995. Research results of properties of slurries modified by sodium salts. Author of work
“Stan sektora drogowego w Polsce” (State of road branch in Poland) Problemy Ekonomiki Transportu No. 1/1997. Presentation of current state of road sector in Poland. Author of work
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Urodzony 4 stycznia 1958 r. w Bastunach na Kresach Wschodnich.

Ukończył na Wydziale Inżynierii Lądowej Politechniki Warszawskiej dwie specjalności: Konstrukcje budowlane i inżynierskie oraz Drogi, ulice i lotniska. Tytuł magistra inżyniera uzyskał w 1985 r. w specjalności mostowej.
Stopień doktora nauk technicznych uzyskał w 1995 r. na Wydziale Budownictwa, Architektury i Inżynierii Środowiska Politechniki Poznańskiej a stopień doktora habilitowanego nauk technicznych w dyscyplinie budownictwo, specjalność budownictwo mostowe w maju 2013 roku na Wydziale Inżynierii Lądowej Politechniki Krakowskiej. 9 września 2013 r. decyzją Rady Naukowej IBDiM został powołany na stanowisko profesora nadzwyczajnego.
W Instytucie Badawczym Dróg i Mostów pracuje od 1986 r.

Deputy Director PDF Print
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Deputy Director                                                phone: (+48 22) 811 03 83
Tomasz Kula, Msc. C. Eng.                            e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Born: 4th June 1945 in Pruszków near Warsaw

Graduated in 1970 from the Faculty of Cars and Working Machines of the Warsaw University of Technology obtaining the degree of mechanical engineer. In the years 1970-71 he worked in the Mechanisation Centre of Road Works of the Central Management of Public Roads. He dealt there with elaborating requirements for machines for road construction and maintenance such as: snow ploughs, snow-blowers, painting machines, sprinklers and paving plants as well as with supervising production start of these machines and tests of their prototypes.

On 2nd January 1972 he was moved to work in the Research and Development Centre of Road Technology that since January 1974 received its present name of Road and Bridge Research Institute. He dealt with the problems connected with organisation and mechanisation of road works, development of construction of road machines, improvement of methods and equipment for roads maintenance as well as road telematics and traffic safety. He carried out tests of prototypes of road machines. He elaborated methodics of testing of energy consumption of mineral-bituminous mixtures.

In 1986-1990 he presided the Staff Council of R&BRI. He participated at the government level in the works regarding withdrawal of Soviet Army from Poland and from East Germany to Russia through the territory of Poland (award of Minister of Transport and Maritime Economy in 1993). During the last years he devoted major part of his professional activity to the problems of certification of products used in the transport engineering as well as economical transformation of road and bridge branch companies.

1978-1981 he was head of the Division of Prototypes of Testing Equipment and in 1981-1983 he was deputy head of the Division of Organisation and Mechanisation of Road Works. 1981-1988 he performed the function of the chief of Construction Office  in the Division of Organisation and Mechanisation of Road Works. Since 1988 till 1991 he performed again the function of  head of the Division of Organisation and Mechanisation of Road Works.

Since 1991 he performs the function of deputy director of the Road and Bridge Research Institute. 

He is a member of All-Polish Economic Chamber of Road Construction and Scientific Council of the Road and Bridge Research Institute. Since 1995 he presides the Commission of Technical Approvals in R&BRI and since 1997 he performs the function of president of Supervisory Board of the Products Certifying Unit in R&BRI.

Author or co-author of tens of research works and expert’s reports as well as several domestic publications. Co-author of several patents in the field of machines for road works.

Selected publications and patents: 
  • Rafalski L., Kula T., Bartold L. A., Gołąb S., Leszczyński Z., Marciniak A., Mikulska B., Sadowski T., Studziński W., Szrajber I.: "Studium sektorowe przedsiębiorstw branży drogowo-mostowej i surowców skalnych dla drogownictwa." (Sector study of the road and bridge branch companies and rock materials for road construction) Wyd. IBDiM Warszawa, luty 1997
  • Rafalski L., Kula T., Leszczyński Z., Malusi W., Sybilski D.: "Aktualny i przyszły stan branży budownictwa drogowego w aspekcie perspektyw rozwojowych Krakowskiego Przedsiębiorstwa Robót Drogowych S.A." Present and future state of the road construction branch in the aspect of development perspectives of the Cracow Enterprise of Road Works Stock Company) Work not published. IBDiM. Warszawa, November 1997
  • Kula T. Karpiński F.: "Zastosowanie Betonowej kostki brukowej do nawierzchni drogowych (Application of concrete sett for road pavements)
  • Materiały Budowlane nr 3/1998
  • Przybylski W., Kula T.: "Status Report on the Polish activity in scope of road safety."
  • Paper for the 16 International ESY Conference - Bezpieczeństwo Pojazdów w Szerokim Ujęciu, (Vehicles safety in the broad aspect), 1998
  • Kamiński P., Kula T.: "Urządzenie do podgrzewania i nakładania mas zalewowych uszczelniających na konstrukcje inżynierskie." (Equipment for heating and spreading of sealing compounds on engineering structures) Patent No. 284706
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