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Safer Road Surfaces - Saving Lives Conference in 3 weeks....Safe Road Surfaces - Saving Lives

by Australian Road Research Board on April 20, 2011

The 3rd International Road Surface Friction Conference will be held on the Gold Coast, Australia on 15-18 May 2011.

Registrations for this Conference are now open, please click here to register.

ARRB Group is hosting the conference, in association with the New Zealand Transport Agency and WDM Limited.

The main component of the conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Full Program Available

Please click here to view the latest program with listed papers.
Topics covered include:
• Skid resistance strategy and objectives
• Performance prediction tools
• Asset management benefits
• Measurement, data processing, data analysis
• Asset management processes
• Surfacings
• Identifying and meeting friction demand
• Tyre – road interface and consequences
• Climatic considerations
• Achieving positive road safety outcomes
• Partnerships in Practice.

Special session: Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011 – 2020 workshop

As part of the symposium, a workshop will be held to consider the opportunities for the road surfacing community created by the Decade of Action.

Short presentations from invited speakers will set the scene; this will be followed by discussion among the delegates with a view to identifying an appropriate set of actions, possibly including:

• securing an appropriate role for road surfacing in the Decade of Action
• encouraging awareness of the importance of road surfacing issues in developing countries
• facilitating action to provide appropriate road surfaces at key points on the networks of developing countries.

The workshop will aim to generate an action list which has broad agreement from workshop attendees. It is envisaged that the list will help shape the agenda for the Decade of Action as it unfolds.

Further information will be included in the full program shortly, please click here to view the recent UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 Roundtable event held in Canberra, 3rd March 2011.

Special session: Disaster Recovery Panel session

* Including flood, cyclones and earthquake recovery

Objectives:
As part of the symposium, an additional panel session will be held to consider disaster recovery due to recent events. Short presentations from invited speakers will set the scene; this will be followed by discussion among the delegates.
The panel session will examine:
• how agencies become aware of, and continue to monitor, the extent of the disaster
• how agencies decide upon what should be (and mobilise resources for) the initial response
• how decisions are reached regarding diversions / road closures etc
• how the disaster has actually affected the infrastructure (saturated pavements, road, bridges etc) and how was it assessed - detailed technical explanation
• working with the public / media /emergency services etc
• what is the extent of the challenge now faced - how is it going to be addressed, how much, how long
• repairing flood damage with consideration of long term needs
• any lessons learnt?


Mount Cotton Test Track Day - Tuesday 17th May

On Tuesday 17th May, Day 2 of the conference, delegates will be transported to the Mount Cotton training and track facilities.

The aim of the track day is for delegates to witness and experience first-hand a number of activities to either reinforce or challenge a number of the long term held concepts in the technical fields of skidding resistance.

Please click here to view the activities and demonstrations
The Mount Cotton Track day is proudly supported by Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, with assistance from the Queensland Police.

Only 4 exhibition spaces left!

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting? ARRB Group invites various organisations and companies to be involved in the preparation and hosting of this prestigious conference by being Sponsors. There are a range of sponsorship opportunities available.

Click here for further information