IRF Catalog of Certified Training

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • This course is tailored for road authorities and consultants looking for innovative ways to enhance mobility options, increase safety, and reduce congestion along transportation corridors. It teaches attendees the basic elements of (a) active traffic management (ATM), including speed harmonization, queue warnings, management of lane use, advanced weather warnings, and dynamic ramp metering, and (b) managed lanes (ML), including the use of reversible traffic lanes, carpool restrictions, high-speed express bus operations and dynamic road pricing as tools to both improve travel and provide additional mobility options. The course also discusses related tools that enhance these services, including park-and-ride facilities and enhanced multi-modal traveler information.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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