2017 IRF Global Road Achievement Awards Winners.
IRF Announces Winners of 2017 Global Road Achievement Awards
October 31, 2017
The International Road Federation has announced today the winners of the 2017 IRF Global Road Achievement Awards at the closing of the IRF Middle East & North Africa Regional Congress & Exhibition.
This year, the IRF honors 11 projects from around the world, each leading the way in innovation across major road & highway disciplines. The selection was made by an international panel of senior road development specialists.
“Much of the transport sector’s accomplishments are unnoticed by the hundreds of millions of people who benefit so greatly from the availability of safe, smart and interconnected road networks,” said IRF Chairman Abdullah Al-Mogbel. “This is precisely why the IRF’s Global Road Achievement Awards provide a rare opportunity to celebrate our industry’s successes, and highlight how our work supports broader societal goals.”
“For the past 17 years, our awards program has constituted an industry reference for innovators across the globe,” said IRF President & CEO C. Patrick Sankey. “Year after year, our sector demonstrates that it is a source of cutting-edge solutions that makes a difference in our communities. By embodying our ideal of better roads for a better world, these 11 projects join an elite circle of international laureates.”
The winning projects this year range from a pioneering road tunnel connecting Europe and Asia, to a high water/air permeability pavement treating technology, and to Dubai’s new waterway system delivered in record time.
Winners of the 2017 GRAA competition:
Asset Preservation & Maintenance Management
Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications
CCCC Second Highway Consultant Co. Ltd (CHSCC)
Tibert Nyingchi-Lhasa Highway
The World Bank Financed Project Office of Hubei Provincial Transportation Department
Hubei Yiba Highway Project
Sava River Bridge
Project Finance & Economics
IL&FS Transportation Network Limited
Jharkhand Accelerated Road Development Programme (JARDP)
JW Eco-Technology Ding Tai Co. Ltd
A JW Eco-City by JW Breathing Ecological Road
Nissan Middle East
‘Aqdar Drive Safety’ Program
Technology, Equipment & Manufacturing
Korea Expressway Corporation (KEC)
Innovative Automatic Incident Detection System
Traffic Management and Intelligent Transportation Systems
TRANSCOM, ConSysTec, and Infosenseglobal
Urban Planning & Mobility
Dubai Roads & Transport Authority, and Parsons
Dubai Water Canal
Detailed information on each of these projects is available in the 2017 GRAA Book of Winning Projects.[/column]