As one of the longest standing members of the IRF, I am very excited to be part of this worldwide organization promoting technology and best highway practices, and be recognized among such an elite group' - Farah Majidzadeh
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (PRWEB) December 05, 2013
ProjectGrid.com®’s mobile asset manager, the iiCollector™, received the prestigious 2013 Global Road Achievement Award (GRAA) in the category of Technology, Equipment & Manufacturing from the International Road Federation (IRF).
The award was presented to parent company Resource International, Inc. (Rii) at the IRF World Meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia this past month. The IRF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage and promote development and maintenance of better, safer and more sustainable roads and road networks around the world. According to the IRF, the GRAA Program is “a competition to honor and recognize road-industry projects that demonstration excellence and innovation in road development worldwide.” The competition is open to all organizations involved in the road industry, represented by more than 110 countries across six continents.
The IRF awarded ProjectGrid.com®’s iiCollector™ the top honor in the Technology, Equipment and Manufacturing Award category which recognizes “inventors and manufacturers that integrate, develop and market new products and/or equipment that advance the road construction industry,” according to irfnews.org. This category also seeks products that enhance quality, improve efficiency and increase safety around the world.
Farah B. Majidzadeh, CEO and chairperson of Rii was delighted to accept the firm’s 3rd company-wide GRAA. “As one of the longest standing members of the IRF, I am very excited to be part of this worldwide organization promoting technology and best highway practices, and be recognized among such an elite group of transportation professionals from all around the globe,” said Majidzadeh. “The recognition of this technology and our award will hopefully promote safer roads by design.”
The IRF views the GRAAs as an important way to promote road innovation around the world, and ProjectGrid.com®’s iiCollector™ is no exception. Powered by Google Maps, the iiCollector™ is a flexible, customizable asset management system used to rate both pavement and non-pavement elements using a handheld device. The software has the capability to flag roadway deficiencies in the field in a matter of seconds, making the roadways safer for motorists.
In addition to their recognition this past week at the 17th IRF World Meeting and Exhibition in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, representatives from ProjectGrid.com® will also be honored at the GRAA Awards Luncheon during the TRB Annual Meeting in Washington, DC in January.
ProjectGrid.com® is an interactive, password-protected, project and program management Web site. ProjectGrid.com® provides a centralized database to host your project information that can be accessed anytime, anywhere through the World Wide Web. Each team member receives a unique password to log into the site and access the information to which they have authorization. The system works in conjunction with email to notify members of updates and changes immediately.
By using the ProjectGrid.com® project Web site, risk is reduced by keeping a clear audit trail of documentation and keeping all team members accountable. Furthermore, using such a communication center for project-critical information promotes a paperless environment, significantly increases efficiency, and saves time and money with fewer communication bottlenecks, thus ensuring your project is completed on time and within budget.
The vast benefits of utilizing ProjectGrid.com® on design projects include: Project hierarchy, flexible and fully customizable document management, file notifications, redlines/comments, revision control, tracking and managing meeting minutes, and an automated RFI handling system to improve collaboration between various participants on a project.