I would like to greet and welcome all the attendees and guests of the Fourth International Forum “Innovations in Road Construction” on behalf of All Russia Public Organization «Business Russia» and in my personal capacity as well.
Throughout its existence it proved to be a highly efficient forum where representatives of public authorities and business companies, expert and academic community may exchange their views and ideas regarding innovative development of the road industry in Russia.
This year attendees are offered a hard-driving program and significant discussions, including but not limited to, development of the construction and road machine building industry, finding and introduction of highly efficient and innovative solutions in the road industry, raising foreign investments, development of technologies designed to build a safe road infrastructure etc. I do believe that attendees will be afforded an opportunity to discuss these issues and suggest innovative approaches dealing with existing problems to a high professional standard.
It is my hope that discussions held as part of this Forum will promote further development of road transport corridors in view of the prevailing geopolitical and economic conditions and boost cooperation of Russian and foreign companies engaged in the road construction business, while ideas and recommendations offered and made by various attendees may be put into practice.
I wish all attendees rewarding work, creative decisions and extended mutually beneficial cooperation.
A. Repik - «Business Russia» All Russia Public Organization President
I would like to greet and welcome all attendees of the 4th International Forum “Innovations in Road Construction” on behalf of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects (Autonomous Non-Profit Organization).
The transportation industry is of strategic importance for the national economy. It is clear that in the current environment efficient development of the transportation and road industry without innovations contributing in full to the satisfaction of the need for the safe, mobile and comfortable passenger and freight traffic on the roads in Russia for the benefit of the community and the state is not possible.
I am sure that discussions held during this Forum will be useful and rewarding in terms of the industry development.
S. Chupsheva - Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects (Autonomous Non-Profit Organization) CEO
No aggressive development and continued enhancement of the backbone highway network in Russia is conceivable without innovative approaches, solutions and materials.
We as a team of the State Company Russian Highways do introduce high-end technologies and materials and first-of-a-kind management techniques at all project implementation stages, including development of respective documents, project structuring, construction and operation of motor roads. As such, the most important thing is safety, convenience and mobility of road users, i.e. anyone who will be using highways we build.
The International Forum “Innovations in Road Construction” is a venue where all the parties concerned are able to improve their competences, enhance their knowledge and skills and move to a higher level of cooperation with all persons involved in development and operation of nation-wide highways. I am sure that this Forum will animate further development of transport infrastructure in particular and Russian economy in general.
I wish all attendees rewarding work and breakthrough and innovative solutions.
S. Kelbakh - Chairman of the Board
of the State Company Russian Highways
Nowadays, the roads available in the Olympic Games host city and the Kuban in general are justifiably deemed top-level in Russia. We do understand that both robust economy and primarily convenience and safety of the regional community and 16 MM of guests are highly dependent on the development of the transportation industry. Thus, special emphasis is always laid on improvement and enhancement of related components in the Krasnodar Territory.
Recently, several up-to-date transport junctions have been put into operation in the Kuban, including those near Gelendzhik and Krasnodar. Moreover, new bridges and bypass roads have been built and considerable funds invested in the repairs and renovation of roads available in the region.
Construction of the far-end northwest Krasnodar bypass road is undoubtedly one of the most important and promising projects implemented in the region. It will ensure ease of travel to the Crimean Bridge, thus allowing it to improve the situation with traffic jams in the capital of this territory.
Implementation of those projects is impossible without advanced technologies and continuous improvement of construction practices. As such, it is really very important that the 4th International Forum “Innovations in Road Construction” is hosted by the Kuban. I am sure that it will represent a good venue to discuss the most pressing issues related to road construction in particular and transportation industry in general.
I wish all attendees rewarding work, efficient meetings and useful acquaintances. I do believe that you will get around to work and entertainment and enjoy the energy of the summer capital of Russia.
V. Kondratiev - Governor/Head of Administration
of the Krasnodar Territory
I would like to welcome all attendees and guests of the 4th International Forum “Innovations in Road Construction” for and on behalf of the Federal Road Agency. Beyond all doubt, this forum is a unique venue where anyone may openly discuss the most pressing issues having regard to the industry and bold and innovative decisions may be made.
Nowadays, the road industry undergoes large-scale and sound changes and transformations. As early as by 2019 almost 83% of roads in the federal highway network will be brought in line with applicable rules and regulations and international quality standards.
As of the end of 2017 over 39 K km or almost 78% of federal roads have been brought in line with existing standards and operating requirements. For that purpose 8.9 K km of roads were repaired in the course of the year.
In 2017 over 400 innovative solutions were introduced in the federal highway network where 199 solutions are naturally unique. Projects are being implemented which provide for employment of SPAS methodology. Last year this technique was used to repair over 150 km of federal roads. The scope of application of modified bitumens is continuously expanded as well. Geosynthetic materials currently represent one of the mainstreams. They extend the useful life of the road surface by 50%. BIM-modeling and other techniques are employed as well.
Adoption of innovative practices of infrastructural facility management, extension of the period between repairs, improvement of quality of road maintenance and unconditional enhancement of road traffic safety are the top priority goals for the next few years.
I am sure that expertise so gained and potential of the Russian highway engineers and workers shall allow them to succeed, including but not limited to, accomplish goals set by the President of the Russian Federation in his Message of 01 March 2018.
I wish all attendees rewarding work and meaningful dialogue.
R. Starovoyt - Head of the Federal Road Agency
I would like to greet and welcome all the guests, attendees and organizers of the Fourth International Forum “Innovations in Road Construction”.
One of the Agency’s missions consists in rendering assistance to national companies in gaining access to competitive technologies. Development of highways in general and the extent of their innovative design in particular are the two fields where demand for state-of-the-art technologies is exceptionally high due to the boom observed in Russia in terms of intelligent highway network evolution.
I am sure that the Fourth International Forum “Innovations in Road Construction” shall enable us both to determine the ways for further development of the industry and show our achievements. These shall prove that nowadays national road building technologies are highly competitive with foreign solutions.
M. Shereikin - Agency of Technological Development
(Autonomous Non-Profit Organization) CEO
I congratulate the participants, organizers and guests on holding the Fourth International Forum, Innovations in the Road Construction, on behalf of the members of the Company's Board of Directors and all the employees of JSC “Donaerodorstroy”!
It is impossible to develop the road transport system needed by the country without applying innovation solutions.
Using nanotechnology products for building, reconstructing and maintaining highways is the key work area of every road-building company.
Throughout 60 years of our history, our employees have striven to hold leadership in implementing technical advances.
Thus, in Soviet times, we became ones of the first in the country who mastered concrete paving technology using the Autograde machine.
Most recently, experts of “Donaerodorstroy” were the first in the South of Russia to use stone mastic asphalt and many other innovation solutions in their practice. Fruitful collaboration with the “Avtodor” State Company contributes to it in many ways.
I am sure that the Forum will be an important occasion to discuss the most urgent issues of the highway industry.
The shareholders and executives of the “Donaerodorstroy” Company wish all the participants rewarding work, successful delivery of objectives set and large-scale projects!
S. Zubanov - The General Director The JSC “Donaerodorstroy”
On behalf of Joint-stock company «MOSTOTREST-SERVIS» I would like to welcome the participants of the 4th International Forum «Innovations in Road Construction».
Dynamic development of the road sector is one of the most important conditions of the Russian economy’s evolution as a whole. Nowadays progress regarding any sector of the national economy cannot be made without using innovations. And in this case road construction is no exception.
The introduction of these types of technologies will let the road construction reach a completely new level. The achieved progress will have a positive impact on the quality of the services provided to the highways users.
In my opinion, the discussions that are going to take place during the Forum will play the key role in achieving successful results and solving the main problems that are standing on the way of innovative development in road construction.
I wish all participants successful, effective and productive work!
V. Dorgan - General Director JSC «MOSTOTREST-SERVIS»