The 18th IRF World Meeting aspires to be a global summit & technology showcase that is both uniquely relevant to a wide cross-section of road mobility stakeholders, and focused on delivering solutions to the world's pressing mobility questions.

This on-line training workshop will cover the main technical issues regarding Road Bridge Management, Inspection and Maintenance. The contents will be based on international standards as well as the hands-on experience of the course instructors. The workshop is addressed at highway agency executives and private sector contractors. The topics of the workshop go from the basic knowledge of Road Bridges and their main characteristics, to the visual inspection activities, until the most up-to-date concepts of Bridge Asset Management.

The conference will bring together road officials from all tiers of government, academia and professionals in the private sector, to assist in determining the road needs and formulating a way forward. This will include the development of a cogent road financing policy and the provisioning and maintenance of an efficient, safe and affordable road network to serve the needs of the growing region.

IRF’s seminal event for Central America and North America premiers in Mexico, a country that is experiencing a rapid transition in the design and management of its road system.

The theme of the Congress, "Connectivity for All", reminds us of the role of roads as the region’s first social network and an essential tool to spur economic growth and channel relief following natural disasters.

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