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.
The call for papers has been very successful with over 250 proposed abstracts which have been reviewed now by the Scientific Committee of the Congress.
The authors of the proposed abstracts will receive notification of the decision at the beginning of April.
On the website instructions will be posted soon for the preparation of the full text of the papers which will have to be submitted before July 31st, 2013 for review by the Scientific Committee of the congress.
The Chairs of the various Commissions of the World Road Association were appointed by the Executive Committee at its last meeting held in Washington, DC on 12-15 February 2013.
Secretary General Jean-François Corté represented PIARC at the 14th Conference of REAAA (Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australasia).
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.
A rural road network is a basic community asset which has tremendous bearing on socio-economic development of rural communities, therefore; involvement of communities is critical in projects or works aimed at providing rural accessibility. The rapport discusses the roles that a community can play in a development project. It analyzes the factors which might affect [...] Display the technical report
tyre-pavement noise fundamentals (mechanisms, main systems which act as source, mechanisms complexity and practical needs). Practical solutions (asphalt rubber friction course, poroelastic road surface, porous asphalt-single-layer, porous asphalt- two-layer, stone mastic asphalt, thin and ultrathin surfacing, surface dressing, porous concrete, exposed aggregate [...] Display the technical report
In order to improve road safety, availability of accident data and an understanding of the circumstances that lead to crashes are of vital importance. The purpose of Road Accident Investigation (RAI) is to help road engineers detect road infrastructure deficiencies that influence an accident, in order to guide them in drafting a preference list of improvement [...] Display the technical report
This report examines road administrations and agencies policies for fostering, assessing and implementing innovation in road design and construction. From an international survey, eight types of innovation policies were identified: adaptation of existing specifications ; agency led innovation, special organization processes ; technical agreements and [...] Display the technical report