IRF Hosts 10th Annual Awards Luncheon

For Immediate Release: February 2, 2011

The International Road Federation (IRF) recognized the winners of the 2010 Global Road Achievement Awards (GRAA) Competition at the 10th Annual IRF Awards Luncheon on January 25, 2011 in Washington, DC. Eleven projects from 6 different countries around the world were each honored for leading the way in excellence in a respective category of the road industry.

The IRF GRAA program is a worldwide competition to identify and honor excellence, innovation, and exceptional achievement in 12 vital road and transport sector categories. The program elicits information on successful projects from leading industry organizations, draws attention to the winning projects, and provides examples of best practices and latest technologies.

“Since 2000, IRF has used the Annual Awards Luncheon to recognize companies, organizations, industry professionals and students for their tremendous work and leadership in the road industry”, said Brian Harris, chairman of the International Road Federation-Washington (IRF-Washington). “As nations around the world face similar issues and problems in establishing, maintaining, and improving safe road networks, it becomes immensely important for industry professionals to share and learn from the best practices of others”.

2010 GRAA Competition Winners:

Category: Advocacy

Winner - LanammeUCR for their project Contributions of LanammeUCR to Road Infrastructure Improvements in Costa Rica

Category: Construction Methodology

Winner - Barrier Systems / Utah DOT for their project 3500 South, Utah Arterials Project

Category: Design

Winner - ARUP / Hong Kong Highways Department for their project Route 8, Stonecutters Bridge, Hong Kong

Category: Environmental Mitigation

Winner - Colorado DOT / J.F. Sato & Associates for their project Berthoud Pass Mountain Access Project

Category: Maintenance Management

Winner - The Louis Berger Group / USAID for their project Afghanistan Operations & Maintenance Program

Category: Program Management

Winner - Concesionaira IIRSA Norte S.A. for their project IIRSA Norte, Integrating Engineering and Conservation

Category: Research

Winner - Eurovia Research Center for their project Low-Temperature Mastic Asphalts VIASPHALT BT

Category: Safety

Winner - Mississippi DOT / Mississippi MED-COM for their project The Mississippi msTraffic/MED-COM Project

Category: Technology, Equipment and Manufacturing

Winner - 3M Traffic Safety Systems Division for their project 3M Diamond Grade DG Reflective Sheeting

Category: Traffic Management and ITS

Winner - AECOM / Florida DOT for their project 95 Express: Managing Mobility through ITS

Category: Quality Management

Winner - Delcan Corporation / Missouri DOT for their project Quality Management Oversight - New I-64 Project (St. Louis, Missouri)


Founded in 1948, the International Road Federation (IRF) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization with members from both the public and private sectors in 90 countries worldwide. IRF promotes the development and maintenance of better, safer roads and road networks throughout the world, using technological solutions and management practices that provide maximum economic and social returns from road investment.

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