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Bridges & Road Engineering and Maintenance UAE conference

Abu Dhabi, 22 May 2016 - 24 May 2016

IRF Geneva is pleased to support this year the Bridges & Road Engineering and Maintenance UAE conference which will take place – for the third year running - in Abu Dhabi on 22-24 May 2016.

The UAE has envisioned a new way of developing and carrying out infrastructure. They have shifted their focus on foresight to ensure a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable urban structure, which will enable them to achieve a successful urban revolution by 2030.

To achieve this it is vital that strong foundations are in place in terms of current assets management and coherent and cohesive guidelines and frameworks are in place for new projects.
For the first time in the history of the UAE the infrastructure is becoming old and reaching the end of its original specifications. These essential assets need to be renovated and maintained, and the conference shall explore in which ways this can be achieved. This forum will explore how to ensure that the urban infrastructure is able to cope with the envisioned social and environmental development of the region.

In the past the conference has hosted senior government representatives from the Emirates, including the Department of Transport, Al Ain Municipality as well as the pioneering developers, contractors and consultants from around the UAE. The event offers a great platform to local agencies to demonstrate their achievements in infrastructure delivery and management in the UAE and a unique opportunity to look into leading case studies from the region and around world on infrastructure management, engineering measures for road safety, sustainable road construction and maintenance and much more.

IRF Workshop on “Road Safety Infrastructure Management Tools”

Organised by IRF Geneva, this workshop will look into the road safety management activities that are needed to deliver the recommendations of the Action Plan of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety and the tools/methodologies that can be used to do so.

There are a variety of infrastructure safety management tools and methodologies that have been developed to help evaluate, prioritise and monitor road infrastructure safety performance; however there are limited guidelines available that describe how and when each tool should be used in order to support a robust road safety infrastructure management system.
The road safety management activities that will be explored can be applied across all new or existing road types (urban, semi-urban and rural) and to ensure the safety of all road user groups.

Some of the issues the workshop will look into:

  • Blackspot Analysis and Treatment
  • Maintenance Inspections
  • Network/Area Analysis and Treatment
  • Road Safety Assessment
  • Road Safety Audit
  • Road Safety Impact Assessment
  • Road Safety Inspection
  • Route/Corridor Analysis and Treatment
  • Star Rating (iRAP)
  • Work Zone Safety
An IRF Certificate will be delivered to the participants attending the workshop. IRF members benefit from a 20% discount on the registration fee of both the conference and the workshop

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IRF Members get a 20% discount on the registration fees!