The World Road Association-PIARC was established in 1909. It brings together the road administrations of 120 governments and has members--individuals, companies, authorities and organizations--in over 140 countries.
Contribute to the XXVth World Road Congress, by submitting a paper on topics selected by the World Road Association (PIARC) and win one of the eight PIARC Prizes!
Since 23rd July 2014, our new address is:
Association mondiale de la Route /World Road Association (PIARC)
Tour Pascal B - 19th floor
5 Place des Degrés
F-92055 La Défense cedex
Phone and fax numbers, as well as e-mail addresses remain unchanged.
A large success for the XIVth International Winter Road Congress held in the Principality of Andorra, with over 1500 participants to the Congress and 3000 visitors to the Exhibition coming from 48 countries.
The congress was opened on Tuesday February 4th by Andorra's head of government Antoni Marti Petit, the Mayor of Andorra la Vella Rosa Ferrer and PIARC President Oscar de Buen, while the Ministry of Economy and Territories Jordi Alcobé inaugurated the4500 square meters of the exhibition area.
Technical Committee 2.1 has been assigned, among others, the task to revamp the electronic version of the Road Network Operations Manual and the Manual on Intelligent Transport Systems.
The World Road Association has recently entrusted the ARRB Group (Australia) with the task to produce the contents of the second edition of the PIARC Road Safety Manual.
The report looks at the technologies available to generate energy in the highway context and also qualitatively assesses the opportunity to reduce the energy used by existing highways infrastructure. Case studies related to some potential technologies and techniques are presented: thermal collection, photovoltaic collection, wind microgeneration, water microgeneration, [...] Display the technical report
Data from the past years indicate a significant evolution and change in temperature profiles, precipitation, and generally deviation from traditional seasonal cycles. For example snow events became more intense and sudden, and forecasts are getting more difficult. Based on Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) scenarios, analyses are made for some [...] Display the technical report
This report presents: the methodological approach developed in the United States CAPTA (Costing Asset Protection: An All Hazards Guide for Transportation Agencies) for evaluating risks associated with all hazards; a set of practical techniques, developed in Japan,for managing risks associated with associated with heavy rainfall and earthquakes; initiatives taken [...] Display the technical report
This report has been prepared by the Technical Committee B.4 Freight Transport and Intermodality of the World Road Association (PIARC). The report is organized in four main chapters: Chapter 1 identifies key stakeholders and describes the different types and functions of terminals which interact in the transport of container cargo (seaport or maritime terminal, [...] Display the technical report