4th International Conference on Transportation in Africa (ICTA 2017), Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria. Date: 11th – 13th October 2017

The conference includes research findings, best practices, case studies, problem statement and solving, involving countries from all over Africa and beyond, about transportation, road and airport pavements engineering: Effective Maintenance, Preservation and Rehabilitation activities; Pavement Management Systems; Data monitoring and performance assessment; Life cycle cost analysis and life-cycle assessment; Road Safety and risk management; Innovative design methods and materials; Smart infrastructures and Intelligent Transportation Systems; PPP/ funding mechanism. The conference program includes the following: parallel podium/poster sessions, technical tours and workshops; plenary sessions including presentations by leaders in the field of Transportation engineering; exhibits of international companies driving innovation and quality in transportation engineering, construction and maintenance techniques; Key-note speeches, parallel sessions, podium presentations, forums open discussions, interactive meetings, poster presentations. Conference papers will be published in ICTA2017 proceedings with ISBN.

Participants

Everyone in any way connected with transport is invited. This conference will be of particular interest to funding agencies, national government authorities, parastatals, policy- and decision-makers, academics, researchers, students and professionals active in the planning, construction, maintenance, logistics, operation and safety of passenger and freight transport, road traffic, rail, maritime and aviation. End-users will also find the conference of interest.

Schedule

DAY 0, Oct 10, 2017
16:00-18:00 Pre-Registration of Participants at Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria
DAY 1, Oct 11, 2017
07:00-08:00 Registration of Conference Participants

Opening Session

Chaired by Engr. George Omange
Consultant
Nigerian Building & Road Research Institute,
Nigeria

Opening Session

Introductory Remarks

Engr. Isaac Olorunfemi
Immediate Past President

The Nigerian Society of Engineers, NIGREIA
08:10 – 08:20

Welcome Remarks

Engr. Obi Anaduaka
Chairman

The Nigerian Institution of Highway & Transportation Engineers, Nigeria
08:20 – 08:35

Official Opening

Honourable Minister of Works

Federal Ministry of Works, NIGERIA
08:35 – 09:00

Overview of Road Research Collaboration for Connectivity in Africa

Prof. Danladi Matawal
Director General

Nigerian Building & Road Research Institute, NIGERIA
09:00 – 09:15

Keynote Presentation: ``Effective Maintenance for Sustainable Transport Infrastructure in Africa``

Eng. Mike Pinard,
(Managing Director)

InfraAfrica, BOTSWANA

09:15 – 09:45

Vote of Thanks, Presentation of Gifts & Group Photo

Dr. Simon Oladele
Chair ICTA2017

AFTRaP & BIUST, BOTSWANA
09:45-10:00

10:00-10:30 Tea Break

Combined Session 1 - Main Hall

Chair: Eng. W. A. Taiwo

FNSE, Federal Ministry of Works, NIGERIA

10:30 -13:00

 

Sustainable Pavement Performance & Asset Management
1. A Field Investigation into the Use of Geosynthetics in Road Pavement Rehabilitation: J. Egwurube ; M. Vignale & P. Howard (Central Queensland University, AUSTRALIA)
2. Rheological Evaluation of Rubberized Bitumen for Sustainable Pavement – A. Mengistu (Addis Ababa University, ETHOPIA); A. Araya (ALERT Engineering Plc, ETHOPIA) & H. Zelelew (Lucy Consulting Engineers Plc, ETHOPIA)
3. Improved Asset Management Systems for Namibia Road Networks – S. Tekie (Roads Authority, NAMIBIA)
4. Development of Road Transport Sustainability Plan for Namibia – A Model for African Countries – P. Hekandjo (Roads Authority, NAMIBIA)
5.Sustainable Freight, Resilience and Air Quality – J. Zietsman (Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Texas, USA)

13:00-14:00 Lunch Break

Combined Session 2 - Main Hall

Chair: Dr. Charles Adams,

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, GHANA

14:00 -15:30

 

Sustainable Traffic Management & Road Safety
1. Assessment of Road Safety Performance of four roundabouts in Kumasi, Ghana – – S. Bawa & J. Damsere-Derry (CSIR-Building & Road Research Institute, Kumasi, Ghana)
2. Popular Road Traffic Violations of Minibus Taxi Drivers in Urban Botswana: The Role of Personality and Attitudes towards Traffic Safety – B.B. Madzikigwa; G. Lebitsa & M. Dithinde (University of Botswana, Botswana)
3. Seatbelt Availability and Functionality in Developing Countries: The Case Study of Malawi – G.M. Ngwira; B. Bolaane; B.P. Parida (University of Botswana, Botswana) & W.S. Kuotcha (University of Malawi, Malawi)
4. Traffic Psychology and road education in a Tanzanian Secondary School – P. Perego Federica Biassoni & M. R. Ciceri (Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan, Italy); M. King (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)

15:30-16:00 Networking Break/ Exhibition & Poster

Combined Session 3 - Main Hall

Chair: Prof. Kweku. Bentil,

Vice Provost, The Aga Khan University,KENYA

16:00 -17:30

 

Design of Sustainable Road Infrastructure
1. Reliability-based Design of Foundations of Highway bridges – M. Dithinde; G. Lebitsa and B.B. Madzikigwa (University of Botswana, Botswana)
2. Environmentally Optimised Design of Pavement Surfacing Alternatives for Steep Sections of Rural Roads in Ghana – J.K. Anochie-Boateng (CSIR Built Environment, South Africa) & E.K. Debrah (CSIR-BRRI, Ghana)
3. Evaluation of Road Drainage Systems in Palapye: Suggestions for Adaptation to Climate Change – A. S. Oladele & S. Mosweu (Botswana International University of Science & Technology, Botswana)
4. Parking Considerations in Urban Renewal Project Initiation – A Preliminary Study of Gaborone Main Mall, Botswana – A. Y. Adeyemi; D.K. Shangodoyin (University of Botswana, Botswana) & C. Mbaakanyi (Botswana Defence Force, Botswana)

DAY 2: Oct 12, 2017

Session 4:

Road Projects/Funding Mechanism/ PPPs
Chair: Engr. Dr. Nosa Ogbeide,

The Nigerian Society of Engineers, NIHTE, Edo chapter, NIGERIA

08:00-10:00

 

1. Time-Cost Performance of Road Construction Projects in Botswana – A. Y. Adeyemi (University of Botswana) & B. Motlakasi (Elsamex Transportation, Botswana)
2. Road Infrastructure Projects Financing Mechanism in Africa – P. D. Masango (CSIR Built Environment, South Africa)
3. A Namibian Study of late and over-budget Road Construction Projects – M. Shimete & K. Wall (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
4. Critical Success Factors for Toll Roads Delivery: A Thematic Content Analysis – C.S. Okoro; I. Musonda & J. Agumba (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)

Session 5:

Traffic Safety/ Traffic Management
Chair: Dr. Jerome Egwurube,

Higher Education Division, Central Queensland University, AUSTRALIA

08:00-10:00

 

1. Impact of Traffic Calming Measures on Vehicle Speeds and Pedestrian Injury Severities in Ghana – J. Damsere-Derry; Francis Afukaar (CSIR-Building & Road Research Institute, Ghana); B.E. Ebel; C.N. Mock (University of Washington, USA) & P. Donker (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana)
2. Investigation into the Motorcycle (“Bodaboda”) Drivers’ Behaviour in Tanzania – P. Perego Federica Biassoni & M. R. Ciceri (Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan, Italy); M. King (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
3. Evaluation of Skid Resistance and Texture Depth of Crash and non-Crash Site at Highway Segments in Ghana – S. Bawa (CSIR – BRRI, Ghana)
4. Analysis of Bicyclists Accident Pattern in Northern Ghana – J. Damsere-Derry; S. Bawa (CSIR-Building & Road Research Institute, Ghana)

10:00-10:30 Tea Break

Session 6:

Intelligent Transport Systems/Management
Chair: Prof J.A. Ojekunle,

Head of Department, Federal University of Technology Minna, NIGERIA

10:30-13:00

 

1. Assessment of Walkability of Pedestrian Infrastructure Facilities and Pedestrian Perceptions on a University Campus Environment – Amos Y. Barclay & Charles A. Adams (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)
2. Estimation of Gap Acceptance Parameter for the Design of Roundabouts in Ghana – N. O. Yankey, C. A. Adams & K. K. Osei (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana)
3. Severity Assessment of Truck Involved Accident in Northwest Nigeria – A. Dayyabu, I. K. Umar & U. Ozsoy
Nile University of Nigeria. & Kano State Polytechnic, Kano, Nigeria)
4. Development of Hybrid GIS-Based Pavement Monitoring System for Palapye Road Maintenance – A Review – S. Mosweu and A.S. Oladele (Botswana International University of Science & Technology, Botswana)
5. Introduction of Electronic Toll Collection for Throughput Enhancement & Lessons Learned in Sri Lanka – G. R. Jayalath (Road Development Authority, Sri Lanka)

Session 7:

Intermodal Transport/ Logistics
Chair: Lekan Lana,
Assistant Director, Federal Ministry of Works, Abuja, NIGERIA

10:30-13:00

 

1. Measuring Quality of Public Transport Service in Ghana: A Review – T.K. Ojo (University of Cape Coast, Ghana)
2. Analysis of Sustainable Last Mile Transportation: A Case of Nigerian Cities – K. Ewedairo, P. Chhetri, J. Dodson & P. T. Lee (RMIT University, Australia)
3. Transportation Under Treat – A PESTLE Analysis for Critical Logistical Infrastructures – S. Duerkop &
M. Huth (University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
4. An OBOR-Integrated Regional Strategic Framework for Africa – P. Chhetri, V. Gekara & T.W. Lee (RMIT University, Australia)
5.Traffic Psychology and road education in a Tanzanian Secondary School – P. Perego Federica Biassoni & M. R. Ciceri (Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan, Italy); M. King (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)

13:00-14:00 Lunch Break

Workshop - Parallel Session 1:

Pavement Design Software
Facilitated by: Dr. J. Egwurube,

CQUniversity, AUSTRALIA

14:00-15:30

Workshop - Parallel Session 2:

Road Maintanence

Facilitated by: Dr. C.A. Adams,

KNUST, GHANA

14:00-15:30

15:30-16:00 Networking Break/ Exhibition & Poster

Workshop - Parallel Session 3:

Traffic Analysis Software
Facilitated by: Dr. J. Egwurube,
CQUniversity, AUSTRALIA

16:00-17:30

Workshop - Parallel Session 4:

Road Maintanence

Facilitated by: Dr. C.A. Adams,

KNUST, GHANA

16:00-17:30

DAY 3: Oct 13, 2017

Technical Site Visit 1:

Converge at Sheraton Hotel Parking Lot for Site visit: On-going road maintenance project in Abuja, Nigeria

8:30-12:30

 

13:00-14:00 Lunch Break & End of Conference