An IRF workshop held in partnership with the Municipality of Istanbul gathered more than 70 participants to discuss effective winter maintenance strategies in light of successful international practices.
Ensuring a continued delivery of services, preserving the environment and offering a safe driving environment in harsh winter conditions were some of the focal topics addressed over the two-day workshop help at the invitation of the International Road Federation on September 26-27.
The workshop offered an opportunity for delegates to learn from, and interact with, international practitioners from Nordic countries responsible for managing winter maintenance activities in challenging conditions. A key finding of the workshop was the need to embed winter maintenance programs within broader sustainable asset management strategies and identifying/measuring service levels across key municipal services (such as hospitals and schools).
Participants were also given practical insights on the latest technologies and equipment available to implement these strategies.
IRF expresses its gratitude to the Municipality of Istanbul (IBB), Isfalt and ISBAK for underwriting the costs associated to this workshop.