OUR SUCCESS IS YOUR SUCCESS… As the world emerges from a period of unprecedented turmoil, IRF remains committed to increasing road and transport investments to meet the demands for safe and efficient travel and flow of goods and services to help improve the lives of people worldwide.
The 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition, a 4-day global summit and technology showcase in Dubai, UAE, came to a close on November 10, 2021 with a renewed call for consensus-building and knowledge partnerships in our industry to address key sustainability and mobility challenges.
The volunteer leadership of the IRF, PIARC (World Roads Association) and REAAA (the Road Engineering Association of Asia & Australasia) met during the 18th IRF World Meeting to explore and avenues for possible cooperation with a view towards leveraging their respective strengths in areas of shared interest and avoiding duplications where activities can be mutualized.
“Road safety is at a crossroads” according to the United Nations’ Global Plan of Action released in October as part of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030.
A new IRF report titled “ITS for Climate Impact Mitigation” was launched on November 8, 2021 during the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition.
Working with industry leaders, IRF has convened a new taskforce to explore how AI and computational advances can assist road agencies diagnose functional distresses to their pavements, structures and traffic assets.
Recognizing the need to improve the management of transport assets and to plan for growing risks, in the face of a changing climate, the World Bank partnered with IRF to develop a freely accessible, self-paced online training program which provides strategic, experiential, and practical knowledge on how to integrate climate and disaster risk considerations in the management of transport assets specially adapted to the needs of Small Island Developing States.