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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Procurement & Contract Management for Transportation Infrastructure Projects
Jan 25 – Feb 4, 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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Advances in Pavement Design, Analysis and Construction
February 2 – 25, 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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Delivering Road User Charging
Feb 9 – 25, 2021 | 12 Professional Development Hours

Road pricing systems and technologies have made tremendous progress over the past decade, and today developing and implementing a local or nationwide solution presents fewer risks than was the case 10-15 years ago. Nevertheless, capital and operational expenditures remain a significant hurdle for many road agencies and toll operators. It is therefore essential for decision-makers to carefully consider the benefits of road pricing systems prior to large-scale investments.

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Pavement Management
Feb 15 – Mar 3, 2021 | 16 Professional Development Hours

The goal of the on-line training workshop will be to help those working with Pavement Management Systems better understand the damage mechanisms that affect the lifetime of paved and gravel road networks and how they can be monitored with different technologies. Theoretical and practical examples will be given on how organizations adopt more economical proactive maintenance policies. The contents will be based on the latest research results as well as the hands-on experiences of the course instructor.

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Traffic Forecasts & Financial Models
Feb 22 – Mar 4, 2021 | 16 Professional Development Hours

Correctly forecasting future traffic demand, and assessing the impacts that construction & rehabilitation projects may have on existing traffic volumes, is a cornerstone of sound financial modelling for road projects, especially those developed using Public Private Partnerships (PPPs).

This key function allows planners and engineers to dimension roadway facilities and anticipate likely impacts of new developments. However, traffic prediction modelling is a vast domain in which a wide range of models suited for specific purposes exist. Using a combination of models and case studies, this practitioner-oriented class will bridge the gap between traffic forecasting & financial modelling.

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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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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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