Imaging a safer future - No 05 - November 2018


A Global Summit of Road Innovators and Decision-Makers


The IRF Global Road2Tunnel Conference was held from Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at the Tropicana Las Vegas Casino Hotel Resort. Delegates, contractors, and research institutes representing over 40 countries were in attendance, including NEXCO-West USA.

Masato Matsumoto, NEXCO-West USA's president & C.E.O., presented his work during the Japan Session, which was hosted by the Japan Road Association. He spoke about the application of innovative ideas and technologies for infrastructure inspection, maintenance and rehabilitation.

Matsumoto emphasized the importance of utilizing innovative technologies and products to tackle the issues of aging infrastructures. The IRF Global Conference was the perfect opportunity to learn of the latest technologies outside of the country, and facilitate the international technology exchange in infrastructure management. Our organization is uniquely positioned to serve as a bridge between the United States and Japan to exchange cutting-edge technologies for mutual benefit.

Click the link to view Mr. Matsumoto's presentation from the Japan Session:


The Second Japanese Infrastructure Investment Forum


The Second Japan Infrastructure Investment Forum was held on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at the Indiana Convention Center, and was sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT).

The forum consisted of a series of lectures and networking opportunities to promote infrastructure for Japanese and American businesses. The convention emphasized the importance of investments in infrastructure both in Japan and in the U.S., public prviate partnerships (PPP) in infrastructure, and Japanese participation in U.S. projects.

Hiroyuki Kato, NEXCO-West USA's Vice President, presented on the latest infrastructure inspection technologies for maintenance, and was a participating panelist in a discussion revolving around the possibilities of Japanese companies participating in infrastructure projects located in Indiana. Click the links below to learn more about NEXCO-West USA's advances in non-destructive testing (NDT) for roads, bridges, and tunnels.

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