14 -15 November 2016
Shangri La Hotel, Doha, Qatar

Conference Day One: Monday, 14 November 2016

08:00 - 08:50 Conference registration and morning refreshments

08:50 - 09:00 Opening remarks by the International Road Federation, Geneva & conference chair:

Susanna Zammataro, Executive Director,IRF Geneva

Susanna Zammataro

Executive Director
IRF Geneva

Brig. Mohamed Al Malki

General Secretary, National Traffic Safety Committee
Ministry of Interior, Qatar

09:20 - 09:40 KEYNOTE OPENING: Road construction, maintenance and operations in Qatar

Eng. Yousef Al Emadi, Manager, Roads Operations and Maintenance,Ashghal

Eng. Yousef Al Emadi

Manager, Roads Operations and Maintenance

  • Enhancement of transport - land use planning, optimise benefit of investments, and move away from ‘singleproject’ approach, to fulfil community and economic growth needs
  • Importance of consideration of all project components at the feasibility study stage to integrate policy issues, engineering, economic, road safety, ITS, maintenance, transport services, traffic management, urban issues and social issues
  • Consideration of the new UN Sustainable Development Goal needs
  • Adoption of evidence-based design of policy, procedures and implementation plan including supply-demand issues to ensure work contributes to achieving organisation and national goals

Prof Dr Kim Jraiw

Manager of National Traffic Safety Office
National Road Safety Committee, Qatar

10:10 - 10:40 Road safety assessment and investigation methods

Susanna Zammataro, Executive Director,IRF Geneva
Implementing systematic safety checks of existing roads to improve the planning and design of safer road networks. This includes preventative tools such as:
  • Road safety impact assessments for project review – Identifying road/traffic safety concerns accident investigation
  • Road safety inspection for site review of hazardous conditions, failures and deficiencies
  • Road accident investigation linked to real road traffic conditions in order to draft a preference list of improvement interventions or black spot treatment

Susanna Zammataro

Executive Director
IRF Geneva

10:40 - 11:10 Opening of exhibition area and networking break

11:10 - 11:40 PANEL: Lessons and conclusions on the importance of putting safety at the forefront of design

John Techie-Menson, Traffic Engineer,China Harbour Construction Company Senior Representative, Technical Director – Major Bridges,Middle East, Atkins
  • Understand how basic asset management programmes don’t have to bear burdensome costs but can save asset owners billions
  • Hear why “Whole of Life Costing” is becoming increasingly important as budgets are squeezed
  • Gain an understanding of effective asset management techniques from the tender stage of the successful handover to the client

John Techie-Menson

Traffic Engineer
China Harbour Construction Company

Senior Representative

Technical Director – Major Bridges
Middle East, Atkins

11:40 - 12:10 The changing landscape of Doha: The Orbital Project

Daniel Deighan, Orbital Supervision Consultant Programme Director,AECOM
This presentation will cover:
  • A macro overview of the Orbital Highway system, Qatar’s largest expressway programme
  • Lessons about the triumphs and struggles of the project and ways in which you can emulate the same successes and avoid the same challenges
  • Uncovering ways in which the project has innovated the design process in order to emulate these similar prolific practices on future initiatives

Daniel Deighan

Orbital Supervision Consultant Programme Director

12:10 - 12:40 SMART infrastructure – Using ITS to add intelligence to road infrastructure

Phil Rowley, General Manager – Qatar, MENA Region ITS Manager,Gannett Fleming
  • Better traffic technology: This includes tools and methods for traffic enforcement
  • Smarter road design: This includes new trends in pavement design and advanced road markings
  • Clean and green construction: This includes recycling methods and technologies and methodologies to reduce air and noise pollution

Phil Rowley

General Manager – Qatar, MENA Region ITS Manager
Gannett Fleming

12:40 - 13:40 Networking lunch

13:40 - 14:10 Discussing engineering excellence in regards to projects developed around the GCC

Senior Representative, Technical Director – Major Bridges,Middle East, Atkins
  • The design and construction of large scale projects and associated challenges
  • The design of signature road bridges
  • The challenges of working in an urban environment

Senior Representative

Technical Director – Major Bridges
Middle East, Atkins

14:10 - 14:40 Railway engineering: Integrating roads and rail

Ali Mahdi, Associate Director, Transportation Structures,AECOM
As Qatar develops to build a multimodal transport network, it is important to address the challenges of integrating a rail network into an existing road network and the design, engineering and safety aspects that are involved for a successful delivery.

Ali Mahdi

Associate Director, Transportation Structures

14:40 - 23:59 Closing remarks from the chairman and end of conference day one