IRF Catalog of Certified Training

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  • Building Roads for Water

    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.

  • Rebuilding Road Networks after Natural Disasters

    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.

  • Building & Maintaining Climate-Resilient Roads

    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.

  • Low-Volume Roads Engineering

    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.

  • Pavement Design

    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.

  • Electronic Toll Collection

    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.

  • Smart City Mobility Applications

    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.

  • Highway Congestion Management

    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.

  • Traffic Signal Control

    This course reviews the concepts of cycle length, split, force off, offset, phasing, as well as the signal timing process. In the context of regional and system/design considerations, the course will highlight the effects of actuated control including passage time, extension and pedestrian timing. The course will also cover the development of timing plans, explores types of signal control (including adaptive and priority-based), and investigates the relationship of signal timing to ITS.

  • IRF Professional Certificate in Traffic Forecasting

    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.

  • ITS Systems Architecture, Engineering Processes & Standards

    This course provides an introduction to ITS architecture and processes at the project, local, regional and national levels, and how they are an essential tool to plan and deploy ITS projects. The course presents the technical and institutional issues that may arise as regions use and maintain their ITS architecture, processes and standards. The course includes a thorough introduction to systems engineering standards with a special focus on interoperability, regional and open standards. Throughout the course, examples are provided from real ITS architectures including specific examples of how ITS architectures are used.

  • Traffic Impact Analysis

    Using specialized software as appropriate, participants will learn how to conduct a traffic impact analysis of a proposed development on the adjacent roadways and intersection and which measures to recommend. Delegates will also be exposed to hazardous location analysis and the proper roadway modification to overcome identified safety issues.

  • Road Safety Auditor Team Leader Certification

    IRF is introducing a unique global accreditation program for Road Safety Audit Team Leaders, recognizing their essential role in driving change in safe road design practices. The course provides an international accreditation of proficiency for seasoned road safety auditors who wish to further enhance their credentials or seek work abroad. Candidates are required to take an online preferential proficiency test and submit a complete application presenting their professional track record and details of the projects they have audited.

  • ITS Applications for Road Safety

    This course stakes stock of the remarkable progress achieved in developing geographic information systems (GIS) technologies that can help these same safety managers be even more effective in identifying high crash locations, and the safety improvements designed to further reduce severe traffic crashes and fatalities.

  • Automated Speed Enforcement Technologies

    In recent years, technological breakthroughs have combined to offer police forces more options to capture violations, and the use and impacts of these technologies need to be fully understood to ensure they achieve intended results. Similarly, the past two decades have seen a wide-ranging wave of privatisations in formerly government-owned or -controlled activities, offering new procurement and management opportunities for Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) through the use of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs).

  • Road Safety Leadership

    This course introduces a strategic approach to managing road safety for results at local, national and international level. Using real world examples, the course covers the fundamentals of road safety with a focus on outcome-driven programs and collaboration with road safety stakeholders.

  • Introduction to Tunnel Safety

    This course is addressed at owners, designers, construction engineers, supervisors, managers and operators of road tunnels. The course covers safety management issues, risk assessment, safety functions and equipment as well as continuous training and improvement for safety personnel. This course is jointly delivered with the ITACET Foundation.

  • Vulnerable Road User Safety

    This course discusses the reasons pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, public transportation vehicles and non-motorized vehicles are involved in impacts that result in fatalities and serious injuries. The corrective actions that can be taken to reduce these impacts are also presented in detail.

  • Proper Use of Crashworthy Terminals & Crash Cushions

    Selecting the correct terminals and crash cushions can be a life or death decision, and to make the right decision a specifier needs to understand certain criteria with regard to these products, and also have a clear understanding of the site specific conditions where this system is to be used. This course reviews the state of knowledge and presents processes to determine appropriate countermeasures based on site conditions.

  • Roadside Safety Management

    Attendees are exposed to all aspects of Roadside Safety, including longitudinal barriers, crash cushions, terminals and transitions. They will be introduced to the existing products, and they will be taught the importance of site specific data to determine the most appropriate product for a particular application. They also will be introduced to the AASHTO Roadside Design Guidelines, as well as the performance testing criteria being utilized in the United States (MASH / NCHRP 350) and in Europe (EN-1317) to allow them to make informed choices.

  • Work Zone Safety

    Attendees will learn how to design a safe work zone and they will learn about the newest technologies for work zone safety. How to use positive protection, truck mounted attenuators, dynamic, variable message signs and flagger training will be among the topics discussed.

  • Road Safety Audits & Inspections

    Performing effective road safety audits and inspections at all stages of road design & operation improves safety and demonstrates to the public an agency’s dedication to crash reduction. This module provides an in-depth review of proven planning and implementation practices from building independent, multi-disciplinary teams to the steps required to conduct successful audits and inspections.

  • Public-Private Partnerships in the Road Sector

    This course addresses major PPP success factors such as building capacity within the public and private sector, the necessary policy & legal frameworks, optimal risk sharing practices, and available tools to assess the financial viability of projects. In addition, the program will examine successful examples from both emerging and developed economies and present practices and tools that can be utilized under different country conditions.

  • Procurement & Contract Management in Highway Projects

    This course is designed to meet the educational needs of government officials in charge of surface transportation-related procurements and contracts. Topics span the entire project cycle, including planning and needs assessment, concept of operations, pre-qualification and qualification of contractors, tendering or RFP process, proper use and management of consultants and contractors, the importance of mid and long term strategic planning, procurement negotiation, best practices in project supervision, completing projects on time and on budget, the role of technical specifications and standards, as well as the critical importance of ethics.

  • Megaproject Management

    This course is designed to meet the educational needs of senior government officials and private sector contractors in fast-growing economies who are involved in the design, development and operation of complex highway projects. Instructors are drawn from both the public and private sectors of countries well-recognized for superior highway project management. Topics include planning and needs assessment, business-government relations, management and construction under fixed and tight deadlines, contingency planning, financial considerations, and outsourcing.

  • IRF Professional Certificate In Construction Supervision For Road Projects

    This 5-day course is designed to provide delegates with an opportunity to learn contemporary theory and market practices in road construction supervision, increase their understanding of the strategic role construction plays in the project delivery lifecycle, explore practical examples and case studies, and learn a dependable project delivery methodology to use for their projects. The course will provide key methods, tools, and techniques used by best in class companies and practitioners in the construction supervision industry. The course is FIDIC focused and covers the roles and responsibilities of The Engineer, contract administration, and the dispute resolution process as prescribed by FIDIC.

  • Ethics and Financial Integrity in Highway Project Management

    This course is dedicated to preventing, detecting and addressing fraud & corruption on highway projects. Delegates will develop a comprehensive toolkit to apply financial integrity principles and detect issues of fraud throughout the lifecycle of highway construction projects and gain the knowledge to develop risk profiles for various types of transportation projects.

  • Key Performance Indicators in Highway Operations

    Many agencies have expressed the need for formalized and effective performance-based management in highway projects and public-private partnership contracts. This course presents a description of best practices and practical guidelines using detailed design-build-operate case studies with sophisticated performance management systems to determine how contractor performance is managed during operations.

  • Implementing Pavement Management Systems

    This Course focuses on fundamental concepts and methods used in pavement management as well as the data collection systems required for managing pavement assets. The development of pavement performance models, treatment and budget needs, prioritization, life-cycle cost, maintenance and rehabilitation strategies, risk assessment, and impact analysis are covered in this course through case studies with hands-on applications for the implementation of pavement management systems.

  • Managing & Inspecting Bridges

    This course presents best practices and state of the art methods for effective bridge maintenance, management and inspection. A major part of the course focuses on bridge repair and rehabilitation issues; bridge management systems, needs of highways agencies, and bridge related safety and risk issues. The other part addresses best practices for bridge inspections and how to utilize new technologies that can deliver accurate results in a timely and cost efficient manner.

  • Using Big Data for Road Network Management

    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.

  • Key Performance Indicators in Highway Operations

    Many agencies have expressed the need for formalized and effective performance-based management in highway projects and public-private partnership contracts. This course presents a description of best practices and practical guidelines using detailed design-build-operate case studies with sophisticated performance management systems to determine how contractor performance is managed during operations.

  • Performance-Based Contracts

    This course focuses on key issues such as contract oversight, evaluating asset condition and performance measures. Participants will engage in working groups with experts who are actively involved in maintenance contracting and asset management to discuss the application of best practices under different country conditions.

  • APMG PPP Certified Professional Foundation Course with Exam

    This 3-day course follows the approved and certified APMG Public-Private Partnerships Certified Professional (CP3P) Foundation level training curriculum.  The course is comprised of 2.5 days of classroom instruction followed by administration of the APMG PPP Foundation level examination.

  • IRF Professional Certificate in Road Finance and Financial Management

    This 5-day course is designed to provide a high-level view of the road finance environment while exploring some of the tools, techniques and methods that drive the financial planning and analysis required for sustainable road investment program. Delegates will build their financial analysis of skills in Module 1 – Capital Budgeting and Investment Decision Making; explore various sources of public funds and applying their financial skills in a programmatic approach to road investing in Module 2 – Transportation Funding; and then learn the foundational techniques and drivers of project finance to increase their knowledge and ability to leverage private investments as a source of road funding. Delegates completing all three modules and examinations will earn an IRF Professional Certificate in Road Finance and Financial Management to demonstrate their current skillsets to project owners and investors.

  • Road Asset Management Systems

    The main emphasis of this course is the successful implementation of Asset Management systems to ensure that all levels of an agency are making informed decisions, both short-term and long-term, that will address deteriorating infrastructure improve the overall operational efficiency of the organization.

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