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IRF Recognizes 2014 GRAA Winners - More than 100 Laureates Since 2001


October 8, 2014



ALEXANDRIA, Virginia -- His Excellency Eng. Abdullah A. Al-Mogbel, chairman of the International Road Federation, announced today the winners of the 2014 Global Road Achievement Awards competition. The 2014 awards honor nine projects from around the world, each leading the way in innovation and excellence in its respective area of the road industry. The selection was made by an international panel of senior road development specialists.


"Much of what road builders do is lost or forgotten by the hundreds of millions of people who benefit so greatly from the availability of interconnected road networks," said Chairman 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 helps achieve broader development goals."


"For the past fourteen 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, and this year marks an especially important milestone with our 100th laureate of our Awards program."


The winning projects include a signature bridge linking San Francisco to Oakland designed to meet high traffic volumes while adhering to stringent seismic engineering requirements as well as Brisbane's flagship road project whose construction incorporated state of the art environmental mitigation measures. Also featured this year is a remarkably successful campaign underway in Dubai to decrease the rate of fatal road injuries among children and youths. 


The 2014 GRAA trophy presentations will take place on November 18, 2014 at the 1st IRF Asia Regional Congress & Exhibition in Bali, Indonesia.



Winners of the 2014 GRAA competition:


Construction Methodology

Parsons International Ltd. for "The Zayed Street Tunnel" (United Arab Emirates)              



T.Y. Lin International/Moffatt & Nichol, Joint Venture for "The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge New East Span" (USA)               


Environmental Mitigation

Transcity Joint Venture for "Legacy Way" (Australia)


Program Management 

Hubei Changjiang Road & Bridge Co. for "Ma-Wu Highway Construction Project" (China)


Project Finance & Economics

District Department of Transportation (DDOT) for "11th Street Bridge Project" (USA)     


Quality Management

Delcan, a Parsons Company, for "Columbus Crossroads (I-670 / I-71 Interchange) Design-Build Project" (USA)



Dubai Roads & Transport Authority for "Children Road Safety is a Shared Responsibility" (United Arab Emirates)


Technology, Equipment & Manufacturing

Roadroid for "Smart phone IRI data collection" (Sweden)


Traffic Management and Intelligent Transportation Systems

Xerox for "Merge Dynamic parking pricing" (UK)



ABOUT THE IRF: The International Road Federation, founded in 1948, is a not-for-profit, non-political organization with the mission to encourage and promote development and maintenance of better, safer and more sustainable roads and road networks. With a membership network in 90 countries across six continents, the IRF believes it can make a difference by providing best practices and expert advice to today's multi-faceted world of transport.  

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