PIARC International Seminar

Arrow Conference Background
  The biennial Malaysian Road Conference (MRC) held since 1994 has emerged as the premier national and regional platform for presenting research findings, discussing and exchanging ideas on cutting-edge technologies relating to the development, construction, management and maintenance of roads, highways and related infrastructure. The MRC is a much sought after event for those involved in the finance, design, construction, management and maintenance of road infrastructure projects.
The Malaysian Road Conference and Exhibition 2018, currently tenth in its series, which will be held from 29 to 31 October 2018 is jointly organised by the Ministry of Works, Malaysia, Public Works Department of Malaysia, Malaysian Highway Authority, World Road Association (PIARC) and the Road Engineering Association of Malaysia in collaboration with the Construction Industry Development Board, Malaysia, International Road Federation Global and Road Engineering Association of Asia & Australasia.
Some 30 local and international papers will be presented and discussed at the technical and workshop sessions with one special lecture by an international expert each day. Senior managers and leading practitioners in road engineering from corporate sector organisations including officials from the government will present up to date, highly relevant and practical information on the increasingly complex road environment. The technical programme, which will include the PIARC International Seminar papers, is very flexible with a choice of speaking streams or workshops on each day. Delegates may freely swap between both streams.

  Concurrent event
  As in the last 2014 series, the MRC will be held simultaneously with the PIARC International Seminar on Asset Management. This seminar is held under the auspices of PIARC Technical Committee D.1 Asset Management. The objective, among others is to improve the quality and efficiency of road infrastructure through the effective management of assets in tandem with user expectations and government requirements.

OFFICIAL Language : The proceedings of the Conference/Seminar will be in English.

“Global Approaches to Advance Road Asset Management”

Road infrastructure is pivotal for sustained economic growth and social progress. These assets are costly, not only to build but also to maintain at optimum operating level to meet the raising aspirations of the user public. Increase in traffic volume, growing population, an aging asset base and the ever escalating operating and maintenance cost weigh heavily on the existing road network. Against this backdrop, it is imperative to increase the efficiency and longevity of the existing road infrastructure assets.

The technical sessions in this conference and seminar have been formulated to find answers and face the challenges ahead.

  PIARC in brief
  The forerunner of the renamed World Road Association, Permanent International Association of Road Congresses (PIARC), was established in Paris in 1909. Though a name change had taken place, the acronym PIARC had been retained. Today, more than a century later, this association has close to 150 member countries worldwide, including Malaysia. PIARC is dedicated to foster and facilitate discussions and knowledge sharing on roads and road transportation and retains consultative status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

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10th Malaysian Road Conference "Global Approaches to Advance Road Asset Management"  -   Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre, 29 - 31 October 2018