In Memoriam Manfred Swarovski: IRF Salutes Visionary Industry Leader

Highways England has received IRF's prestigious annual safety accolade - known as the 'Find a Way' award

50 engineers from various Ghanaian agencies took part in a two-day training program on designing climate-resilient road networks.

Global casualty figures remain high. Two years from now, we will reach the end of the ‘Decade of Action’ and we will celebrate our achievements together. What kind of celebration will that be?

The International Road Federation (IRF Global) is drawing urgent attention to the need for coordinated efforts to foster a safety culture on road construction sites, currently responsible for hundreds of thousands of injuries and thousands of deaths worldwide.

Nominations are now being accepted from IRF member organizations who many nominate any national, regional, or city government for the 2018 IRF Global ‘Find A Way’ Road Safety Award. Deadline: April 18, 2018.

In recent years, technological breakthroughs have combined to offer police forces more options to capture violations, and the use and impacts of these technologies need to be fully understood to ensure they achieve intended results. The workshop provided key insights to Bulgarian decision-makers involved in selecting and deploying these systems.

IRF members and partner organizations shared ideas, solutions and innovative approaches enabled by the exponential growth in analytical tools and technological enablers on the occasion of a landmark Road Safety & Innovation Forum held in Sofia, Bulgaria on March 27, 2018. The international knowledge-sharing event was attended by more than 350 participants.

Mr. Rudy Malfabon, Director of Nevada’s Department of Transportation, will join keynote speakers opening the premier industry conference & expo in 2018. Nevada is home to prestigious road programs including the Hoover Dam Bypass (2012 GRAA Winner) and a recently launched project to explore how transit vehicles sense their environment and communicate with other vehicles, infrastructure, and individual users.

The US-based Transportation Research Board (TRB) is co-sponsoring a one-day workshop titled “Traffic Signs & Pavement Markings: International State of the Art on Policies & Research” organized on the opening day of the European Road Conference, October 22-24 2018 in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

IRF presents award to revolutionary ecological permeable pavement that helps avoid heat islands. Climate specialists and town planners everywhere are increasingly aware of the thermal impacts of city pavements which trap heat on hot summer days, and are known as “urban heat islands”. These heat islands can adversely impact the sustainability of cities by increasing the dependence on mechanical cooling.

How Asset Management Software Solutions can help Infrastructure Operators in Europe, the Middle East and Africa reach their strategic goals.

IRF’s new Global Training Institute will host five certified workshops aimed at assisting road professionals focus on road deficiencies that lead to severe and fatal injuries, select the correct option to correct the situation, and deliver results.

Built to connect the Asian and European sides of Istanbul via a 3.4-km twin-deck road tunnel going underneath the seabed, the Eurasia Tunnel pioneered new technical processes, but also introduced ambitious environmental and social policy safeguards.

2018 marks seven decades since the International Road Federation (IRF) was established by two dozen industry leaders in Washington DC to assist Western Europe in the reconstruction of its infrastructure after the second World War. Ever since, IRF has played a leading role in promoting road infrastructure around the world as a means of achieving social and economic progress with a unifying slogan: "Better Roads mean Better Living".

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