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Safer Roads by Design [clear filter]
Wednesday, November 7
 

11:30am

Safer by Design: Part 1: Mainstreaming Safety in Road Design & Operations
Road traffic fatalities and injuries are among the most pressing issues faced by the transport sector, and have led government agencies across the region to make road safety a key priority. Designing new roads with ambitious built-in safety features offers a cost-effective way of saving lives. During this panel, senior safety specialists will present best practices to ensure safety is mainstreamed into new and existing roads.

Moderator
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Mike Dreznes

Executive Vice President, IRF Global
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... Read More →

Speakers
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Peter Hartzell

Project Manager ISO/TC 241, SIS, Swedish Instutite for Standard
Peter Hartzell is the Project manager and Secretary for the secretariat of ISO/TC 241 – Road traffic safety management systems. He is a Project manager at SIS, Swedish Standards Institute (a member of ISO, International Organization for Standardization) and specializes in the development... Read More →
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Michael Mamlouk

Professor, Arizona State University
Dr. Mike Mamlouk is a Professor and ex-Chairman of the Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering program at Arizona State University. Professor Mamlouk graduated from Purdue University and has many years of research and teaching experience in the field of pavement design and... Read More →
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Alejandra Medina-Flintsch

Director/ Senior Research Associate, FM Consultans / Virginia Tech Transportation Institue
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Craig Milligan

CEO, Fireseeds North
Expert road safety engineer applying a proactive and safe systems approach to vision zero. Current chair of TAC Road Safety Standing Committee.Completed road safety audits for more than $6B of urban and rural road projects at all stages (conceptual design, preliminary design, detailed... Read More →
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Thomas Richter

Head of Chair, Institute of Land and Sea Transport Systems
Thomas Richter is head of the chair road planning and road operation at the institute of land and sea transport at Technische Universitaet Berlin since 2003. He is also managing director of SHP Ingenieure, a consulting company in transportation planning and road design in Hanover... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 11:30am - 12:45pm
Cohiba 3-5 Tropicana Las Vegas
 
Thursday, November 8
 

1:45pm

Safer by Design: Part 3: Roadside & Median Safety Application
Roadway Departure Crashes are a significant factor in Road Traffic Injuries (Fatalities and Seriously Injured) in all countries around the world.   Roads must be designed and properly maintained to keep vehicles on the road in the appropriate directional lane.  Roads also must be designed and properly maintained to be “Forgiving,” meaning that when a driver makes an inevitable mistake, the motorist will have a reduced chance of paying for the mistake with capital punishment or a serious injury.  This session will help road authorities and consultants better understand some of the best practices and state of the art technologies being used to keep vehicles on the road or to provide for a safe recovery if they do leave the road and to reduce the crash severity of Roadway Departure Crashes.

Moderator
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Mike Dreznes

Executive Vice President, IRF Global
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... Read More →

Speakers
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Akram Abu-Odeh

Program Manager, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Dr. Abu-Odeh is a Research Scientist and the Manager of the Infrastructure Protection Program at TTI. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. Dr. Abu-Odeh has over 20 years of experience in analyzing, designing and testing structures under impact loads with... Read More →
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John C Durkos

Vice President, Technical Support, Road Systems, Inc. (RSI)
John Durkos has 37 years’ experience in providing technical support and product promotion in the highway and roadside safety industry, specifically with barriers, end terminals, and crash cushions. For the past 21 years, Mr. Durkos has been Vice President, Technical Support for... Read More →
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John Griffith

Hog Technologies
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Craig Schulz

Pexco Traffic Control Products
Craig Schulz has been in Technical Sales and Product Development for the past 24 years, with 13 years in the automotive industry and the last 11 years in highway traffic safety with Pexco.  During that time with Pexco, he has launched several new products changing the perception... Read More →
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Carolien Willems

President, Safety Product
Carolien Willems is Belgian and co- owner of the Belgian company Safety Product.Safety Product is a company promoting the ZIPpole, a passive safe pole for roadlighting. Carolien is as a product designer, the developer of the ZIPpole and the automatic production line where the ZIPpole... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Cohiba 3-5 Tropicana Las Vegas

3:30pm

Safer by Design: Part 4: Work Zone Safety Technologies
Work zones are hazardous both for motorists who drive through the complex array of signs, barrels, and lane changes and for workers who build, repair, and maintain streets, bridges, and highways. Panelists and participants will exchange international best practices on how to design a safe work zone using a combination of good practices and new technologies.



Moderator
avatar for Mike Dreznes

Mike Dreznes

Executive Vice President, IRF Global
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... Read More →

Speakers
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Tim Cox

Consultant, PSS - Innovations for Safety
Reducing Distracted DrivingProviding safe access for pedestrians in work zones
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Ben Duncker

Commercial Sales Director, Highway Care
Ben has been involved in road safety industry since 2003, joining Highway Care from college and was named Director in 2013. He has been responsible for Highway Care’s International Sales operations for the since 2010, helping to introduce innovative road safety products into the... Read More →
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Stephan Flapper

Business Director, Road Safety, Laura Metaal
Stephan Flapper works for Laura Metaal, having worked in commercial and general management positions in the steel Industry for the last 17 years. He has extensive international experience, working for steel processing businesses in Turkey and Europe as well as having worked and lived... Read More →
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Scott Heydt

Director of Marketing and Technical Training, Horizon Signal Technologies
Scott Heydt is the Director of Marketing and Technical Training for Horizon Signal Technologies, a Pennsylvania-based company specializing in Portable Traffic Signal Systems and traffic control solutions.  Scott is involved with several industry associations, and also serves as Chair... Read More →
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Pete Johnston

Global Portfolio Manager - Temporary Traffic Control - 3M Transportation Safety Division, 3M
Pete Johnston is the Global Portfolio Manager for Temporary Traffic Control with the 3M™ Transportation Safety Division.  Pete has been with 3M’s Transportation Safety division since 1997.   In addition to his responsibilities at 3M, Pete serves as the co-chair of the IRF subcommittee Work... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Cohiba 3-5 Tropicana Las Vegas
 
Friday, November 9
 

11:00am

Safer Roads by Design: Part 5: Making Roads Safe for All Users
Vulnerable road users are over-represented in serious and fatal traffic injuries throughout the world. The session will discuss the reasons pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, public transportation vehicles and non-motorized vehicles are involved in these impacts and what corrective actions can be taken to reduce their frequency.

Moderator
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Marie Louis

Affiliate Faculty, Regis University
Marie Louis is an IRF fellow. She is a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ). She earned a doctorate degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration in multimodal transportation from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Speakers
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Thomas Hall

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, Purdue University
Thomas Hall is a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant working under the guidance of Dr. Andrew Tarko in the Purdue University Center for Road Safety. Dr. Hall completed his Ph.D. from the Purdue Lyles School of Civil Engineering in 2017, with a focus in the transportation and infrastructure... Read More →
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Thomas Richter

Head of Chair, Institute of Land and Sea Transport Systems
Thomas Richter is head of the chair road planning and road operation at the institute of land and sea transport at Technische Universitaet Berlin since 2003. He is also managing director of SHP Ingenieure, a consulting company in transportation planning and road design in Hanover... Read More →
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Brenda Soto

Civil Analyst, Kimley-Horn
Brenda graduated from Arizona State University (ASU) with her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Civil Engineering. Brenda has over 2 (two as of 2018) years of traffic, transportation engineering, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) experience. Her technical experience... Read More →
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Joe Toole

Former US FHWA Acting Administrator
Throughout his 38 year career, Mr. Toole has focused on the bringing innovation, safety and leadership to the highway community.  Prior to retiring from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in 2011, Mr. Toole served as the Associate Administrator for the FHWA’s Office of Safety... Read More →
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Nicholas Worrell

Director of the Office of Safety Advocacy, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
Nicholas Worrell is the Director of the Office of Safety Advocacy for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Among other duties, Mr. Worrell coordinates the development of the agency’s Most Wanted List of safety improvements and promotes the adoption of safety recommendations... Read More →


Friday November 9, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm
Cohiba 3-5 Tropicana Las Vegas