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.
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.
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.
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
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