Technical Reports Project management
This page lists technical reports of PIARC in the field of project management. These publications are classified chronologically.
Ex-Post Evaluation of Road Projects
Effective planning and policy development depend, in part, on the availability of suitable models for predicting the effects of project alternatives, and on an understanding of model limitations. A Swedish case study illustrates how the predictive models can be improved by incorporating the lessons from ex post evaluation. The evaluation of the Stockholm experience also found that the modeling traffic and travel times within a static equilibrium framework led to under-prediction of travel time savings, [...]
Dealing with the effects of climate change on road pavements
Climate change can have a direct impact on the performance of our transportation infrastructure. The purpose of the report is to sensitize the road sector to the likely impacts of climate change on road pavements and to provide guidance on how to go about: -Assessing the vulnerability of road pavements to the direct impacts of climate change, and; -Identifying and prioritizing possible adaptation measures for road pavements that could be applied immediately or phased in over time, so as to [...]
The concept of institutional capacity building and review of road sector projects
Institutional capacity building (ICP) is one of the leading challenges in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.Road sector-related ICB refers to investment in people, institutions and practices that will enable these countries to achieve their road sector development objectives.It is an important means of improving road conditions and ultimately, helping to alleviate poverty.ICB is achieved by acquiring resources, whether they be human, financial, networks, knowledge, [...]
Methods to Obtain Public Participation in Road Project Development
Informing and consulting the public in the development of major highway projects are important issues for decision-makers and can pose major challenges. This report summarizes some countries' requirements and practices for public participation. It also contains a brief description of several techniques for obtaining the public's participation along with case studies illustrating public participation programs on some specific projects.
Decision-Making Processes in the Implementation of Sustainable Road Policies
Investment and policy decisions in road transport infrastructure are often significant decisions in the life of governments and communities because of the large amounts of money involved and the impact that the construction and operation of the infrastructure can have on stakeholders, communities and ecosystems. Although most decisions on whether or not road projects proceed are made by public officials, this is not always the case and both elected politicians and the community and business interests [...]