Safe and Efficient Design for the 21st Century

June 22 - 24, 2015 |  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel | 900 Canada Place Way

Held every five years, the Symposium aims to encourage the continuous improvement of highway geometric design.  This event focuses on the latest breakthrough practices relating to highway engineering in their different life phases, including daily operational effects and safe highway designs.

The Symposium consists of informative podium sessions on geometric design issues throughout the world, together with country reports featuring recent developments in road design, policy and practices,  technical software demos, design and research products and technical tours of local highway design and construction practices.

The host city, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with a total population of 2.5 million people is one of the most beautiful and liveable cities in the world.  With its numerous beaches, towering coastal mountains, extensive coastline, a multicultural population and world class cuisine, Vancouver is a wonderful city to experience both as a tourist and symposium participant.    

Looking back on a successful event

For many of us at Transoft, members of the organizing team are still feeling the effects of 'withdrawal' after hosting such a successful event. Yet here we are unwilling to let fade some great memories... let's take a look back at what went on during the Symposium.



What people are saying

“I found the Symposium venue and its location in particular outstanding. It was a great selection. The organization of the symposium was perfect.” 

- National Technical University of Athens

“It was such a great experience: excellent technical presentations at each session, great professionals from various countries, and dedicated staff, especially from Transoft Solutions for the symposium, well organized program and wonderful environmental.”

- New York City Dept. of Transportation

“Professionally run, excellent coverage of country activities and priorities, friendly atmosphere, appropriate balance of formality and informality, great place to meet (hotel and city), excellent social content. Overall, very successful event.”

- Corben Consulting




Professional Development Hours (PDH) and Certificates of Attendance

For those interested in Professional Development Hours (PDH’s) we have provided a form which you may download and complete on your own. You can find a copy of it here. If you are interested in obtaining a Certificate of Attendance please let us know by completing an online form found here.

Photo Gallery

We had a resident photographer snapping shots throughout the course of the ISHGD.  He has captured some great moments. Maybe you can find and identify yourself? Check out the gallery here.

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