Forum for National Committees
Spotlight on young professionals
- Introducing The World Road Association Prizes 2015 - Jane Weldon (Canada), Lina Sofia Engström (Suède)
- Proactive management of slope hazards - Waioeka gorge pilot study - Catherine Roh
- Taking decisions in the rehabilitation of flexible pavements based on non-destructive measurements - Carlos Andrade Neto, Jorge Rufino, Iván Machado López
- Justifying road safety investments for locations without collisions by quantifying road safety risk - Paul de Leur, David Hill
- Pilot project to quantifying social benefits of road rehabilitation for project prioritization - Toni Paju (Finland), Kenneth Yamu (Papua New Guinea)
- The accuracy of ex-ante cost-benefit analysis - Evidence from the norwegian road sector - Anne Kjerkreit, James Odeck
- Risk management in action on Queensland's reconstruction program roads - David Hinds,
- Revolutionizing personal mobility by offering mobility as one full service - Sonja Heikkilä
Proactive management of slope hazards - Waioeka gorge pilot study - Young Professionals Prize
Management of natural hazard risks, such as large landslides, has been a grey area for New Zealand's transport industry. The 2012 "Sandy Slip" event - SH2, Waioeka Gorge - was one such event. The resulting road closure spanned over 4 weeks costing the New Zealand Transport Agency $8M (NZD). We failed to predict either the timing or scale of the slip. Hence the Waioeka Gorge Slope Hazard Pilot Study was commenced in 2012 to answer two questions:
1. Was Sandy Slip a one off event?
2. Explore the ability of remote monitoring systems to enable a more proactive risk management system dealing with large scale slip risks.