Safer Roads by Design: Engineering Solutions (IRF)


10 dic, 2018 – 10:45 A.M. - 6:45 P.M.

500 Montgomery Street , Fifth Floor
Alexandria, VA Mapa

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Safer Roads by Design: Engineering Solutions


This IRF Executive Seminar Safer Roads By Design™: Engineering Solutions, part the IRF Certified Continuing Education Program, will be held from December 10-14 2018 in Alexandria, Virginia USA. The program is one of the most comprehensive road safety training programs available in the world. Top international experts from a variety of countries will present best practices and state of the art technologies in Roadside Safety, Work Zone Safety, Vulnerable User Safety, Traffic Management and Road Safety Audits over a 5-day period. The purpose of this seminar is to help road authorities understand what can be done to help them meet their Decade of Action commitment to reduce fatalities 50% by 2020.

The Safer Roads By Design™: Engineering Solutions Executive Seminar is one of the most comprehensive road safety training programs in the world.

Course Outcomes

Gain a clear understanding of methods to identify dangerous roadside hazards and understand how to choose the correct option to correct the situation
Understand the issues facing pedestrian, bicyclist, motorcyclist, public transport and non-motorized vehicle safety
Obtain an understanding of Work Zones & how they can be made safer for the motorist, worker, and pedestrians
Learn how to create a road safety audit team and how to conduct a road safety audit
Discuss how to collect data to assess the performance of roads, and how technology can be utilized to enhance operations and safety of roads
Target Audience
Road & Transportation Agency Executives
Federal & State Public Officials and other Regional Transportation Authorities
Private Consultants & Contractors
Infrastructure Developers
Toll Operators
Infrastructure Funds / Financial Institutions
Senior Financial & Legal Advisors, Technical Advisors , Insurers, Modelers


Monday, December 10

7:45am Registration

8:00am Introduction and Welcome

8:30am Fundamentals of Road Safety

10:30am Networking Break

10:45am Breakaway Devices Longitudinal Barriers Road Safety Glossary

1:30pm Introduction Lunch

3:30pm Crash Cushions

4:45pm Networking Break

5:15pm Terminals and Transitions

6:15pm Roundtable Discussion

6:55pm Adjournment

Tuesday, December 11
8:30am Fundamentals of Work Zone Safety Truck Mounted Attenuators (TMAs)

11:00am Networking Break

11:20am Real World Work Zone Experiences

12:30pm Lunch

1:30pm Real World Work Zone Experiences (Continued)

2:30pm Improving Flagger Safety in the Work Zone

3:45pm Networking Break

4:15pm New Innovations in Work Zone Safety Signalization and Delineation in Work Zones

4:55pm Overview of the Five Elements of a Work Zone

6:15pm Summary and Roundtable Discussion

6:55pm Adjournment

7:30pm Hat Exchange Dinner

Wednesday, December 12
8:30am Defining a Vulnerable User Introduction to Infrastructure Safety Management

9:45am Real World Vulnerable User Safety Experiences

10:40am Networking Break

11:00am Segment Issues & Countermeasures for Vulnerable Users: Pedestrians

1:15pm Lunch

2:15pm Segment Issues & Countermeasures for Vulnerable Users: Bicyclists, Motorcyclists, Public Transit Users, Others

4:15pm Networking Break

4:45pm Police Corruption: The 800 Pound Gorilla in the Room

5:25pm Building Local Knowledge Capacity Innovative Funding Mechanisms for Road Safety Projects

5:55pm What is the IRF?

6:15pm Effective Leadership

6:55pm Summary and Roundtable Discussion

7:15pm Adjournment

Thursday, December 13
8:30am Introduction to Road Safety Audit

10:30am Networking Break

10:50am Introduction to Road Safety Audit (Continued)

12:30pm Lunch

1:30pm Conducting a Road Safety Audit

3:30pm Networking Break

4:00pm Conducting a Road Safety Audit (Continued)

6:05pm Roundtable Discussion

6:45pm Adjournment

Friday, December 14
8:30am Preparing a Road Safety Audit Summary Report

10:30am Networking Break

10:50am Presenting a Road Safety Audit Summary Report

12:30pm Lunch

1:30pm IRF Global Credentials Qualifying Knowledge Practice Exam Roundtable Summary Discussion

3:30pm Networking Break

3:45pm Final Oral Exam

6:00pm Certificate Presentation and Final Closing Ceremony

6:45pm Adjournment


Executive Vice President, IRF
Michael G. Dreznes

Michael G. Dreznes assumed his current position of Executive Vice-President of the International Road Federation (IRF) in February of 2012. Dreznes has spent the last thirty years working to make the roads safer around the world. He is recognized as one of the world’s leading specialists on roadside safety promoting the concept of “Forgiving Roads,” and has conducted multiple road safety training seminars on roadside safety, work zone safety, vulnerable user safety and road safety audit in more than sixty countries around the world. Dreznes is the Co-Chairman of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) AFB20 (2) Roadside Safety SubCommittee on International Research Activities, Co-Chairman of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration (UNRSC) Decade of Action Pillar 2: Safer Roads and Mobility Project Group, and a member of the PIARC Road Safety Technical Committee 3.2 Design and Operation of Safer Road Infrastructure. In January 2015, Dreznes was named the winner of the TRB AFB20 Roadside Safety Design Kenneth Stonex Lifetime Achievement Award.

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