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.
Platforms for registration of delegates and exhibitors booking stands are already available on the website of the Congress.
The full text of the papers must 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.
This Report deals with "Risks Associated with Natural Disasters, Climate Change, Man-made Disasters, and Security Threats." The purpose of the report is four-fold: to describe a methodology for evaluating risks associated with all hazards; to highlight practical techniques for managing risks associated with natural disasters; to provide a snapshot of efforts [...] 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
This report reviews how human factors are explicitly or implicitly considered in the current road design standards of the following countries : Australia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Japan, the Netherlands and Portugal. The report focuses on design features as they relate to the spatial perception of the driver. It covers in particular : [...] Display the technical report
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 report discusses the roles that a community can play in a development project. It analyzes the factors which might affect [...] Display the technical report