03 October Tuesday

Winter Maintenance Workshop held in Istanbul…

An International Road Federation (IRF) workshop held in partnership with the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) gathered more than 70 participants to discuss effective winter maintenance strategies in light of successful international practices in Istanbul.

The Winter Maintenance Workshop hosted by İSFALT Co., one of the economic enterprises of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality to meet the asphalt needs of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and city municipalities,started with the opening speech of  Mr. Muhammed Sahin, the director of Road Maintenance and Infrastructure Coordination Department of IMM.

Mr. Ville Alatyppö, Maintenance Director, City Of Helsinki; Jani Elasmaa, Head of Maintenance, Helsinki Airport FINAVIA; Mr. Pekka Pekkala, Senior Asset Management Consultant, USA/Finland; Mr. Celal Tolga Imamoglu, Road Safety Projects Manager, WRI Turkey; Dr. İbrahim Sonmez, Deputy General Manager, ISFALT; Mr. Mahmut Yılmaz, Maintenance and Repair Director of İSBAK Co.; Mr. Magid Elabyad, Vice President, International Road Federation (IRF Global) partcipated in the Winter Maintenance Workshop and made presentations on various themes relating to winter maintenance strategies.

Ensuring a continued delivery of services, preserving the environment and offering a safe driving environment in harsh winter conditions were some of the focal topics addressed over the two-day workshop help at the invitation of the International Road Federation on September 26-27, 2017

The workshop offered an opportunity for delegates to learn from, and interact with, international practitioners from Nordic countries responsible for managing winter maintenance activities in challenging conditions. A key finding of the workshop was the need to embed winter maintenance programs within broader sustainable asset management strategies and identifying/measuring service levels across key municipal services (such as hospitals and schools etc..)

Participants were also given practical insights on the latest technologies and equipment available to implement these strategies.

The Winter Maintenance Workshop ended with a plaque ceremony for all the speakers and sponsors.

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