IRF On-line Training

As the world continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic for the foreseeable future, IRF is proud to heed the call for more on-line training resources for our sector. As such, we are pleased to announce that we will be moving our most popular workshops to our new on-line training platform beginning in May 2020. The need to learn never stops and IRF Global is happy to meet the professional development needs of the Road Sector.

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Road Infrastructure Asset Management
March 1 – 11, 2021 | 16 Professional Development Hours

This on-line training workshop will cover the principles, concepts, components, techniques and benefits of managing road infrastructure assets. The contents will be based on international practitioner handbooks as well as the hands-on experience of the course instructors. The workshop will teach the most relevant best practices as they relate to strategic asset management, tactical & technical asset management planning and operational asset management & service delivery.

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Procurement & Contract Management for Transportation Infrastructure Projects
March 8 – 18, 2021 | 16 Professional Development Hours

This online course is designed to meet the educational needs of government officials in charge of transportation procurements and contracts. Topics span the entire project cycle, including planning and needs assessment, pre-qualification and qualification of contractors, tendering or RFP process, proper use and management of consultants, procurement negotiation, best practices in project supervision, completing projects on time and on budget, as well as the critical importance of ethics, anti-corruption and financial integrity particularly for multi-lateral bank and privately financed projects. The seminar content is intended to be FIDIC friendly and draws many examples, techniques, and case studies based on the FIDIC model contract for the various modalities of infrastructure project delivery mechanisms.

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Project Finance and PPPs
March 8 – 18, 2021 | 16 Professional Development Hours

This online course will provide a basic overview of public-private partnerships and project finance covering both academic theory as well as a technical review of some of the basic techniques used for the delivery and management of transportation infrastructure projects. The course will integrate multiple case studies from actual transportation projects and provide examples of methods and management procedures used by agencies, financial institutions, and infrastructure companies delivering projects via the project finance technique. Delegates will also explore project financial modeling and the inputs and risk associated with such models. The course leans toward the public or owner view although all stakeholder perspectives are incorporated into the course material. The course is ideal for delegates that are new to project finance and PPPs.

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Advances in Pavement Design, Analysis and Construction
March 9 - April 1, 2021 | 16 Professional Development Hours

This on-line training course is designed to provide a comprehensive knowledge of the basic concepts and recent advances related to pavement design, analysis and construction. Participants will be guided through various interactive course modules to develop skills and knowledge to employ standard guidelines and specifications related to both flexible and rigid pavements. Throughout this course, the sustainability considerations for design and construction of pavements will be discussed. Innovations and advances in pavement engineering with regards to design, analysis and construction, will also be addressed through dedicated modules for each topic.

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Road Safety Audits: From Concept to Results
March 22 – April 1, 2021 | 20 Professional Development Hours

Road safety audit and inspections serve the common purpose of identifying risk factors related to road design or traffic control that may lead to crashes, or make crashes more severe. In many cases, they also assist network highway operators and city traffic departments in identifying engineering weaknesses and hazardous locations, even in the absence of robust traffic injury data.

Almost 85% of countries surveyed by the World Health Organization currently report implementing road safety audits or inspections, and it is important for all road safety professionals to understand how to design and implement them correctly for maximum safety benefits.

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Environmental and Social Impact in Road Projects
March 22 – April 1, 2021 | 16 Professional Development Hours

This course will provide a basic overview of the environmental and social impacts (ESI) associated with road project delivery with emphasis on developing individual skills and organizational methodologies needed to deliver effective ESI strategies and plans. Using the new World Bank Environmental and Social Framework as a guide, the course will explore each of the ten Environmental and Social Standards developing insights on subject drivers and management tools useful for application in road project preparation and delivery. The course leans toward the public or owner view although all stakeholder perspectives are incorporated into the course material. The course is ideal for delegates working in planning, project management, and technical advisory with responsibilities for preparing or managing environmental and social impact assessments and plans.

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Certified PPP Professional (CP3P) Foundation
April 12 - 16, 2021 | 20 Professional Development Hours

The Foundation level course and certification is step 1 of the APMG PPP Certification Program which aims to foster a common minimum level of knowledge and understanding amongst individuals working on PPPs or those interested in learning about PPPs, regardless of discipline or sector. APMG awards the CP3P credential to individuals who successfully pass the three examinations: (1) Foundation and Overview Stage, (2) Preparation Stage, and (3) Execution Stage. APMG’s PPP Certification is recognized by leading development agencies, such as the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and others.

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Traffic Management Centers Design & Operations

Apr 12 – 30, 2021 | 16 Professional Development Hours

Traffic Management Centers (TMCs) have been described as the heart of an agency’s mobility management system. In practice, TMCs serve as the technical and institutional hubs that facilitate interagency coordination and integrate a wide range of traffic a wide range of traffic management strategies to achieve the collective goal of providing safe, efficient and sustainable transportation infrastructure. Because of its critical role in the successful operation of a mobility management systems, it is essential that the TMC be planned for, designed, and maintained to allow operators and other stakeholders to anticipate demands placed on the network, initiate traffic control strategies, coordinate their responses to situations and incidents.

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Safe Roads By Design™: Making Roads Safe for all Users
Apr 12 – 30, 2021 | 20 Professional Development Hours

The International Road Federation (IRF) On-line Safe Roads by Design™: Making Roads Safe for all Users certified training program is one of the most comprehensive on-line road safety training programs in the world. Experts in the field will present best practices and state of the art technologies in Roadside Safety, Work Zone Safety, Vulnerable User Safety, Traffic Management and Road Safety Audits over a three week period. The purpose of this training program is to help participants to understand what can be done to reduce the number of road crashes and the number of fatalities and serious injuries from road crashes that may still occur.

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Performance-based Contracts: Management & Implementation
April 19 – 29, 2021 | 16 Professional Development Hours

This on-line training course will focus on how to manage and implement Performance-based contracts to help road agencies meet their desired outcomes . Agencies that are seeking more effective mechanisms for privatizing maintenance programs will profit by sending key staff to learn from the experience of counterparts in the public and private sectors and from international financing institutions.

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Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
May 3-6, 2021 | 8 Professional Development Hours

With the onset & rapid global spread of COVID-19, cities everywhere have looked at opportunities to introduce new urban mobility paradigms, requiring new investments and regulations affecting the delivery of transport services.
Mobility as a Service (MaaS) has emerged as one of the most promising ways to enable a shift away from personally-owned modes of transportation. By integrating various forms of transport into a single mobility service that is accessible on demand, MaaS offers a game-changing customer-centric service that can also contribute to improvements in the living conditions and accessibilities of cities and rural areas.
This course will guide participants through the main principles, concepts, elements, technologies and full range of benefits arising from the successful deployment of MaaS.

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