April 20, 2017

This course discusses examples from different parts of the world – where road development and water security can be co-optimized. It will address ways to fundamentally rethink mainstream design and maintenance practices and make a number of modification to make roads contribute substantially not just to transport but also to the productive environment around them.

An increased prevalence of destructive weather events and tectonic plate movements has prompted all transport planners to consider these scenarios carefully. This course will present contingency plans and resilient design that proved their effectiveness. The course will also address reconstruction plans under “worst conditions” using appropriate engineering techniques and available resources.

Action is needed to diagnose systemic weaknesses and adapt transport systems to withstand expected climate impacts such as changes in rainfall, flooding, and sea-level rise as well as extreme weather events. This requires a better understanding of existing vulnerability assessment tools, cost-effective engineering measures and technologies all designed to ensure robustness, redundancy and resilience are designed into road networks. Using real world case studies taken from different fields of engineering, this course will help participants identify promising applications as well as knowledge gaps that can be addressed through information and capacity strengthening programs on one of the defining challenges for 21st century road programs.

The main emphasis of this course is to discuss specific design and maintenance features for all-weather low volume / rural roads. The course will present a variety of construction / reconstruction measures as well good maintenance practices for these low-volume roads.

This course focuses on implementation strategies for highway agencies and describes how to incorporate new pavement design processes into paving programs. The course provides participants with the skills to discuss the basic functions of testing procedures and equipment operation; interpret the data obtained from testing procedures; and apply test results to select materials for high-quality mix design and performance.

The principal objective of this course is to provide road stakeholders with a detailed understanding of those electronic tolling solutions that are available at the current time, and those that have potential for the near future. Those solutions are placed in the context of their real-world deployment across different types of schemes, as well as the applicable charging and enforcement solutions available to network managers.

Big Data in transportation has taken off in recent years, and become a topic of prime importance for transportation researchers, practitioners, and government officials. This course will discuss the underlying concepts behind big data and how to effectively capture and utilize enormous volumes of information of diverse structures that cannot be analyzed using conventional relational databases and data mining techniques.

This course presents an overview of the current state of the art in establishing mobility plans and the associated ITS deployment scenarios based on emerging smart city paradigms. The course will review advances in intelligent transportation systems with specific focus on Open and Big data and integrated mobility solutions. Case-studies and examples of implementations in urban environments will be presented.

This course addresses the following questions: How can recurring and non-recurring congestion be identified and managed in real-time across a vast roadway network? Where are bottlenecks that people and goods are stuck in and what is the cost of their delay? The course will also present how GPS probe data is produced and archived on a minute by minute basis to manage congestion on highways.

This course is designed to ensure a common understanding of the critical role of traffic engineering, learn from contemporary theory and recent case studies, and understand how traffic forecasts are integrated into road investment planning and analysis. Delegates will learn tools, techniques and procedures from leading companies and practitioners in the road industry. Delegates will earn an IRF Training Certificate in Traffic Forecasting and Road Pricing to demonstrate their current skillsets and commitment to professional development to project owners and investors.

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