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IRF announces winners of its 2018 Global Road Achievement Awards

First publishedin World Highways
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The GRAA winners received their awards at the event
IRF has announced the winners of the 2018 IRF Global Road Achievement Awards, a global competition to recognise outstanding achievement by road professionals. Instituted in 2000, the Awards have distinguished 150 programs, projects and products from around the world.

This year, the Washington-based IRF Global is honouring 11 projects from around the world, each leading the way in innovation across major road and highway disciplines. The selection was made by an international panel of senior road development specialists. "As an industry, we understand the importance of setting a long-term agenda for our research activities and capital investments" said IRF chairman Abdullah Al-Mogbel. "By promoting innovations and the successes in our industry, we can provide a forward-looking road map for others to follow."

The winning projects this year range from a floating bridge across Lake Washington to weather-responsive variable speed enforcement systems.

Winners of the 2018 GRAA competition:


Asset Preservation & Maintenance Management
Pehko Project 2015-2025: Improving Productivity of Paved Road Asset Management
by Roadscanners, Finland
 
Construction Methodology
SR 520 Floating Bridge and Landings Project
by Kiewit/General/Manson,
a Joint Venture

Design
Waterview Connection
by Well-Connected Alliance
 
Environmental Mitigation
Inje-Yangyang Tunnel
by Daewoo E&C
 
Program Management
The Jahra Road and Jamal Abdul Nasser Street Developments
by Pace/Louis Berger & Public Authority for Roads & Transportation (PART), Kuwait
 
Quality Management
Implementation of RFID Technology in Traffic Signs Database Inventory
by the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb

Research
RUCONBAR by the Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Zagreb
 
Safety
Weather Responsive Intelligent Variable Speed Enforcement System
New Airport Hiway Co, (NAH)
 
Technology, Equipment & Manufacturing
Autonomous TMA
Royal Truck & Equipment
 
Traffic Management & Intelligent Transportation Systems
iCITE Data Aggregator
Eberle Design
 
Urban Planning & Mobility
The Geofencing Oslo Demo
Norwegian Public Roads Administration

2019 GRAA Application Information
Application deadline: March 31, 2019

The application package must include:

1. A completed application form

2. A project summary (<500 words)

3. An explanation of how the project meets the criteria of the category in which it has been submitted (~100 words)

4. Microsoft PowerPoint® presentation (.ppt or .pptx) including but not limited to slides, photographs, drawings, diagrams, videos, or additional explanatory materials. (Presentations should be limited to 30 slides or less).

Additional information:  www.irf.global/graa

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