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More recently, as automated vehicle technologies have been deployed, the most commonly referenced highway infrastructure element that is needed to support their deployment is “better” pavement markings-although there is typically very little detail provided to understand what “better” means.
Join this IRF webinar for the latest in immersive road safety solutions Virtual Reality (VR) Technology for training, research and awareness.
Public procurement can be a leveraged to deliver long term value for money, promote innovation and sustainability in the road sector. Yet, the state of road project preparation, particularly in emerging countries, reflects chronic administrative weaknesses, and underscores insufficient efforts to learn from successful procurement practices.
This webinar will introduce how municipalities, cities, states/regions, and even nations use artificial intelligence to objectively monitor and maintain their roadways in a repeatable and affordable way.
This IRF webinar will cover industry-specific case studies involving UAS combined with data analytics software. We will deep dive into the technologies (hardware, software) being used, and the beneficial outcomes they have helped unleash.
This webinar will introduce best practices and state of the art methods for effective bridge maintenance, management and inspection using a variety of representative case studies.
PPPs are increasingly being looked as one of the tools to help bridge the financing the gap for road and transport infrastructure.
Webinar Overview Innovative Financing for Road Safety Road Traffic Injuries continue to grow, especially in Lower and Middle Income Countries. Effective, proven Engineering, Enforcement and Education countermeasures have been developed and are being used in many of the higher income countries. Why are they not being used in the Lower and Middle Income Countries? Too often the excuse is lack of funds to implement these road safety countermeasures. For too long, road safety improvements have not been implemented because the…
Webinar Overview The Inclusive and Green Rural Road: Contributions to the SUM4ALL Initiative A refreshing new initiative has started: the SUM4ALL – carried by the World Bank and others – to bring about a transformation in the global transport sector: greener, more efficient, safer. What is on the anvil is a new vision on rural roads and transport as development vectors, as breakthroughs for change, as instruments for inclusive green growth not mere carriers of people and commodities. This webinar…
Whether from smart phones used in conversation or texting to drowsiness brought on by too many hours behind the wheel, inattentive drivers continue to kill at too high a rate. This webinar will discuss one of the scourges of driving: the distracted and/or drowsy driver.
Pavement Preservation is a term that is used quite often but what does it really mean? This presentation by Jimmy Kendrick from Bergkamp will provide a clear and concise discussion of the Why, What, and How of Pavement Preservation for Asphalt Pavements.
Topics covered include: Climate Challenges and Impact on Pavements: Dr. Kamil Kaloush; New Nanotechnology for Climate-Resilient Flexible Pavements: Dr. Ajay Ranka; and Design for Next Generation Climate-resilient Pavements: Vivek Kane. A question and answer session will follow the presentations.
Smart phones are becoming useful in more and demanding applications. More accurate sensors, geo-positioning, powerful computing and cloud services is creating value in the road maintenance sector. The topic of this webinar is how smartphones can be used to monitor road roughness even on a highly variable unsealed network.
What if you could carry out on-demand traffic analysis to identify bottlenecks on your road network and visualize the results of roadway improvement projects?
Join the IRF’s upcoming webinar to learn how forward-looking organizations are being equipped with the insight, tools and visualizations to effectively plan, monitor, assess and communicate the performance of road networks.
Low stress bikeway design is a key buzzword today, but they key to this is safer streets for all users, and is a national effort. It is not about just adding bikeways to roads to create low stress bikeways, but separation that is properly designed that is a integral part of that effort. The design of bikeways must also include design of conflict points and intersections that take into consideration all types of users, how roads operate, configuration intersections and the durability and visibility of the materials used to demarcate the lane and conflict points. Green bike lane surfacing is a safety feature that communicates to road users that a portion of the roadway has been set aside for preferential or dedicated use by bicyclists and serves as a continuous reminder to drivers of the possibility of the presence of bicyclists as they merge or change lanes.
This webinar describes the results of on-site bridge deck scanning by digital imaging and infrared thermography technologies.
Using two case studies, this webinar will introduce how this need can be met at the network analysis level and at the site analysis level. Both case studies are based on projects completed in Winnipeg during the past 6 months.
The presentation will provide historical background on the development of transportation asset management within the United States and the current legal requirements for the development of transportation asset management plans.
This webinar will be the “Justifying a Maximum .05 Blood Alcohol Concentration as the Global Standard” presented by David Wallace, the Co-Chairman of the Road Safety Enforcement Subcommittee.
The field of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) is of great interest worldwide because of its potential capability to provide cost-effective, autonomous, continuous, and reliable condition assessment and damage detection in civil infrastructure systems. However, in spite of the fact that numerous researchers throughout the world have devoted, and continue to devote, considerable effort to investigate and resolve the technical issues that underpin the SHM methodology, there are still major hurdles that need further study and resolution in order to achieve and exploit the full potential of the SHM field when applied to full-scale structures under realistic field conditions. Among the most serious challenges that have hampered the practical application of the field of SHM for damage detection in extended structures such as bridges and pavements, is the infeasibility of using a sufficient number of conventional sensors to provide a high-enough spatial resolution so as to capture changes in the structure that may be precursors to serious structural damage.
This webinar will discuss a more subjective approach to evaluating whether a project will benefit from a PPP approach compared with the traditional public sector procurement, which is encapsulated in the Value for Money Analysis.
The electronic toll collection (ETC) market is characterized by a diversity of solutions and systems which are frequently based on legacy developments addressing different technical and regulatory criteria. For national road agencies considering the deployment of ETC systems, this diversity of solutions means that comparing relative whole-life costs and strengths is a daunting task.
The principal objective of this webinar is to provide road professionals with a detailed understanding of those electronic tolling solutions that are available at the current time, and those that have potential for the near future. Those solutions will be placed in the context of their real world deployment across different types of schemes, as well as the applicable charging and enforcement solutions available to network managers. At the end of the webinar, participants will have been exposed to selected ETC schemes at different stages of maturity and representative of the diversity of the market as a whole.
This webinar will place particular emphasis on the qualifications of the individuals conducting road safety audits. The ultimate goal is to use locally-drawn expertise to conduct these audits wherever possible. This in turn requires road authorities to have a clear definition detailing who can conduct audits and inspections. Conversely, unqualified personnel could miss obvious safety concerns resulting in an unsafe road. Worse yet, the road authority would be using its limited financial resources to conduct these audits with less than acceptable results.
This webinar will present what is known about the most frequent causes of program and project inefficiencies, and what steps can boost productivity in the road infrastructure sector. Government agencies wishing to take part in the global benchmarking initiative are particularly encouraged to attend this complimentary webinar.
About the Webinar Safe Roads have Safe Roadsides Road authorities around the world are developing best practices to reduce the number of fatal and serious injury crashes on roads by making their roads more “forgiving.” A safe roadside includes a safety zone or clear zone that is free of fixed obstacles. This provides a recovery zone where the driver who has driven off road can take corrective actions to get back on the road. When this clear zone cannot be…
This webinar will introduce an innovative, comprehensive methodology to allow states, provinces and/or cities around the world to effectively and economically utilize state of the art speed and red light cameras to improve the safety of their road network. Moreover, it successfully address constituents concerns regarding the use of these devices as revenue generators and not for road safety improvements. This topic is timely and highly relevant for road and traffic enforcement authorities and road safety advocates around the world.
The webinar will discuss examples from different parts of the world – where road development and water security can be co-optimized. It argues that we need to rethink design and maintenance practices and make a number of modification to make roads working contribute substantially not just to transport but also to the productive environment around them.
Global efforts to improve highway safety have generally delivered considerable progress over the last ten years, while safety authorities have set even more aggressive goals for the future. In that light, it is perhaps a good time to take stock of how the latest geographic information systems (GIS) technologies can help these same safety managers be even more effective in identifying high crash locations, and the safety improvements designed to further reduce severe traffic crashes and fatalities.