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IRF Recognizes 2013 GRAA Winners at 17th IRF World Meeting

November 13, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

RIYADH — The International Road Federation Chairman and Mayor of Riyadh, H.E. Abdullah A. Al-Mogbel, along with IRF President and CEO Mr. C. Patrick Sankey, held a gala dinner and awards ceremony to honor the winners of the 2013 Global Road Achievement Awards Competition. This year’s awards honor nine projects from countries around the world, each leading the way in innovation and excellence in its respective area of the road industry.

“For the past thirteen years, our Awards program has constituted an industry reference for innovators across the globe”, noted Patrick Sankey, President & CEO of IRF. “In these times of persisting economic uncertainty, our sector has once more demonstrated it is a source of cutting edge solutions which makes a difference in our communities”.

The winners of the 2013 Global Road Achievement Awards competition are:

Category: Construction Methodology
Project: Brisbane Airport Link, Northern Busway & Airport Roundabout
Winners: Thiess John Holland Joint Venture (TJH)

Category: Design
Project: Brisbane Airport Link, Northern Busway & Airport Roundabout
Winners: Parsons Brinckerhoff and Arup Joint Venture

Category: Maintenance Management
Project: Abu Dhabi Road Network Asset Management
Winner: The Abu Dhabi Department of Transport - Main Roads (DOT-MR)

Category: Program Management
Project: Aceh Road Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Project
Winners: United States Agency for International Development (USAID) / Parsons Global Services, Inc

Category: Quality Management
Project: Highway 407 Electronic Toll Route Concession
Winners: Delcan Corporation / Ontario Ministry of Transportation / 407ETR Concession Company Ltd

Category: Research
Project: Nano Technology for Chemically Bonded Asphalt Binders
Winner: Zydex Industries

Category: Safety
Project: New Zealand Road Assessment Program (KiwiRAP)
Winners: NZTA / NZAA

Category: Technology, Equipment & Manufacturing
Project: iiCollector™, Powered by Google® Maps
Winner: Resource International, Inc. (Rii)

Category: Traffic Management & ITS
Project: NTS – Trafikverket’s National Traffic Management System for Sweden
Winner: Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket)

For more information on this year’s awards or next year’s competition, contact Magid Elabyad by email at melabyad@IRF.global or by telephone at + 1 703 535 1001.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_separator color="grey"][vc_raw_html]JTNDYnIlM0UlMEElM0NiciUzRQ==[/vc_raw_html][vc_column_text]The International Road Federation, founded in 1948, is a not-for-profit, non-political organization with the mission to encourage and promote development and maintenance of better, safer and more sustainable roads and road networks. With a membership network in 90 countries across six continents, the IRF believes it can make a difference by providing best practices and expert advice to today’s multi-faceted world of transport.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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