IRF Announces Winners of 2021 Global Road Achievement Awards

DUBAI, UAE, November 8, 2021 - The International Road Federation (IRF) has announced the winners of the 2021 IRF Global Road Achievement Awards, a global competition to recognize outstanding achievement by road professionals.

Instituted in 2000, the Awards have distinguished more than 200 programs, projects and technologies from around the world.
This year, the IRF honors 11 projects from around the world, each leading the way in innovation across major road & highway disciplines. The selection was made by an international panel of senior road development specialists.

“Today, the Awards are recognized as a prestigious industry accolade in their own right” said IRF Chairman H.E. Eng. Abdullah Al-Mogbel. “But they also serve to remind a much wider audience that the mobility everyone takes for granted would not be possible without the talent and commitment of our industry”.

The winning projects this year range from the world’s longest mid-span suspension bridge recently completed in Turkey, to an original urban cooling pavement program launched by the city of Los Angeles, to a 6D road scanning technology reliant on LIDAR. Oleg V Pekerman, CEO & CIO, Fortis Consulting Services Corp. who accepted the award in the "Asset Preservation & Maintenance Management" category, stated: "If you want to know which companies are going to change the world in the near future, I strongly recommend reviewing the list of IRF members and GRAA winners.”

Winners of the 2021 GRAA competition:

Asset Preservation and Maintenance Management
NYC DOT Asset Management Portal (AMP)
Fortis Consulting Services Corp

Construction Methodology
Bang Pa-in to Korat of Motorway 6 in Thailand
China Construction Civil Engineering Co., Ltd

Design
Jiayu Bridge
Hubei Provincial Communication Planning and Design Institute Co. Ltd

Environmental Mitigation
Red Ridge No.1 Parkway in the Dabie Mountains
Anhui Transport Consulting & Design Institute Co., Ltd

Program Management
Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway Upgrade
Pacific Complete

Project Finance and Economics
1915ÇANAKKALE Bridge And Motorway Project
Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, Republic of Turkey

Research
Field Monitoring of Road Pavement Responses and their Performance in Thailand
Department of Highways, Thailand

Safety
Integrated Road Safety Management System Development Project
Department of Rural Roads, Ministry of Transport, Thailand

Technology, Equipment & Manufacturing
6d Road Scanning and Surveying
XenomatiX

Traffic Management and Intelligent Transportation Systems
ITS 2020 – Intelligent Traffic Systems Expansion and Dubai ITS Center
Roads and Transport Authority, Dubai

Urban Planning and Mobility
Urban Cooling + First/Last Mile Strategies in Los Angeles-Canoga Park Project
City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works, Bureau of Street Services (StreetsLA)

Detailed information on each of the winning projects can be found in the 2021 GRAA Book of Winning Projects available at https://www.irf.global/graa

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