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NEWSLETTER N° 62
June 2017

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EDITORIAL
IN BRIEF
NEWS OF OUR NETWORK
OUR LATEST PUBLICATIONS
COMING EVENTS

EDITORIAL

Dear readers

The information presented in this newsletter truly showcase the openness, the scope and the diversity of the actions of our Association.

As you know, our Technical Committees organize their working meetings and seminars at a steady pace, since there are almost two PIARC meetings every month around the world! This month we report on a workshop organized by the Association in Japan on disaster management, a seminar in Bolivia on rural roads and low traffic, and discuss upcoming seminars, workshops or conferences in Chile, Germany and Australia.

A guiding principle: these PIARC events are organized with the main local stakeholders, so as to ensure that they meet local expectations and concerns. Indeed, such partnership work is at the heart of the strategy of the World Road Association. We intend the concerns of our members, i.e. issues related to roads and road transport, to be shared and discussed with the many partners in the world of transport, whether they come from the road or from other modes, from the public sector or the business world. It is in the same spirit of openness and sharing that the President of the Association intervenes at key moments in the transport calendar: the International Transport Forum in Leipzig, the WCPAM conference in Milan, the Baltic Conference of Roads in Tallinn.

Please save these many dates in your diaries, and do not hesitate to come and talk with the representatives of the World Road Association, so that together we can deliver progress at the service of our members, on the path to integrated and sustainable transport.

Patrick Malléjacq Secretary General

Patrick Malléjacq

(Secretary General)

IN BRIEF

PIARC Committee B.4 (Freight) was present at the European ITS Congress in June 

In line with the World Road Association (PIARC)'s strategy to reach out to its partners and to share its results widely, PIARC Committee B.4 took part in the European ITS Congress in Strasbourg...

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PIARC Committee B.4 (Freight) was present at the European ITS Congress in June
PIARC gathered international experts on Disaster Management in Japan

PIARC gathered international experts on Disaster Management in Japan 

Tokyo, Japan, 31 May 2017

The PIARC's Technical Committee E.3 "Disaster Management" with PIARC's National Committee of Japan, in cooperation with the Japan Road Association and other partner organizations such as the Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australasia (REAAA), organized an International Workshop on "Disaster Management for Roads" in Tokyo (Japan) 

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PIARC organized an International Seminar on "Asset Management for Rural and Low Volume Roads" 

Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, 24 - 26 May 2017

The main objective of the Seminar was to provide a common platform for experts to share experiences and discuss issues and challenges related to planning, provision and maintenance of rural roads in a sustainable manner

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PIARC organized an International Seminar on "Asset Management for Rural and Low Volume Roads"
PIARC was present at the International Transport Forum 2017

PIARC was present at the International Transport Forum 2017 

Leipzig, Germany, May 31 - June 2, 2017

PIARC, represented by its President, Claude Van Rooten, and its Secretary General, Patrick Malléjacq, participated in the International Transport Forum, held in Leipzig, Germany. Together with the organisers of the Winter Road Congress, which will take place in Gdansk (Poland) in February 2018, PIARC informed the visitors about the missions and actions of the Association

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NEWS OF OUR NETWORK

PIARC participated in the XXXIV meeting of DIRCAIBEA

PIARC participated in the XXXIV meeting of DIRCAIBEA 

Asunción, Paraguay, 17 - 19 May 2017

13 countries participated in the two-day meeting in order to share best practices and exchange information related to the road sector. Mr. Óscar Callejo Silva, Vice Minister of Infrastructure from Mexico, presented the new Strategic Plan 2017-2019 for DIRCAIBEA that is aligned with PIARC´s Strategic Plan. One of the ways DIRCAIBEA will actively contribute to PIARC will be through the Latin American Working Groups inside PIARC Technical Committees launched in 2016. In Asuncion meeting there was a commitment from the Latin countries to further promote the participation of experts conducive to integrate the region even more in PIARC activities.

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PIARC participated at the 1st World Transport Convention

PIARC participated at the 1st World Transport Convention 

Beijing, China, 4 - 6 June 2017

PIARC, represented by its Vice-President, Shigeru Kikukawa, and PIARC's Technical Committee B.3(Sustainable Multimodality in Urban Regions) participated in the 1st World Transport Convention, held in Beijing, China. In conjunction with this event, the TC B.3 held its 3rd meeting

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PIARC and ARRB organize the 8th Symposium on Pavement Surface Characteristics

PIARC and ARRB organize the 8th Symposium on Pavement Surface Characteristics 

SURF 2018 - May 2 to 4, 2018, Brisbane (Australia)

You are invited to submit your abstract before Wednesday 14 June 2017

The Committee on pavements (Technical Committee D.2) of the World Road Association - PIARC and the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) jointly organize the 8th Symposium on Pavement Surface Characteristics. "SURF 2018" will take place in the city of Brisbane, Australia, from the 2nd May to 4th May 2018

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OUR LATEST PUBLICATIONS

Caractéristiques des incendies de dimensionnement en tunnels routiers

Design fire characteristics for road tunnels 

Fire safety in tunnels depends on an amalgam of systems and procedures designed to achieve the best outcome in the event of an incident. The "Design Fire", defined in terms of its magnitude, growth rate and duration, provides a basis for sizing the required systems and anticipating the operational measures that need to be in place. In the case of new tunnels...

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Adaptation of road bridges to climate change

Adaptation of road bridges to climate change 

Climate change has now become a global issue of concern and it is for this reason that PIARC has incorporated it into the strategic themes and technical committees for the term 2012-2015. Higher levels of carbon dioxide as part of greenhouse gas emissions are being released resulting in heat being trapped in the atmosphere, which over time will result in a rise... 

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Guide to good practice performance frameworks

Guide to good practice performance frameworks 

Good performance information is an essential part of good management in any organisation. It assists in ensuring accountability, transparency and aids decision making across the board on a range of activities undertaken by road and transport administrations. Organisations have been collecting information about their own performance and their impacts on society for many years. In recent times the call for this information has become even more important as we seek to improve our own performance and demonstrate the creation of public value deriving from road and transport administrations.

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COMING EVENTS

PIARC Events

International Conference on Winter Service 

Mendoza (Argentina)

27-30 June 2017

TC A.2 (Road Transport System Economics and Social Development) meeting

Karlsruhe (Germany)

10-11 July 2017

PIARC will be there

WCPAM2017 

Milan (Italy)

June 12-16, 2017

XXIXth International Baltic Road Conference 

Tallinn (Estonia)

August 28-30, 2017

>> Find all events in the calendar! 

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