Technical Reports Risk management

This page lists technical reports of PIARC in the field of risk management. These publications are classified chronologically.

  • The Use of Big Data and Social Networks for Disaster Management

    PIARC's Technical Committee 1.5 - Disaster Management, has established a task related to the'Use of Big Data and Social Networks for Disaster Management. This task considers new information evolutions such as big data and social networks. It involves an international literature review, collection and analysis of case studies and engagement with worldwide road administrations to learn from global experience to promote knowledge sharing. As part of this research, an international survey was undertaken [...]

  • A Study on Financial Management of Disasters in the International Arena

    The threats linked to extreme natural events, compromise not only the safety of human life, but also important activities that can move the economy of a country, regardless of its level of wealth. For this reason, the results of this study may be useful not only for high-income countries, but also for LMICs. International survey results suggest the need, for every road administration, to invest in the development of new warning and monitoring systems for widespread phenomena such as floods, heavy [...]

  • Well-Prepared Projects

    This collection of case studies includes 17 cases from 10 different countries participating in this task force, plus one case dedicated to the use of the SOURCE platform in the preparation of transportation projects. It comes after our first report delivered earlier in 2021 in which we reviewed the overall processes and practices taking place in the 10 countries. The objective of this collection is to provide a variety of highly relevant examples from the real life. Each case outlines good practices [...]

  • Bridge And Tunnel Strikes By Oversized Vehicles

    This report details the findings of a study carried out by Roughan & O’Donovan Ltd. (ROD) under the supervision of PIARC, in response to an open call for proposals published by PIARC to conduct the “Bridges and tunnels strikes by oversize vehicles” Special Project. The objective of the study was to examine proven countermeasures, practices, and technologies used to reduce the incidence of oversize vehicles striking bridges and tunnels along with effective processes for accurately reporting [...]

  • Overweight Vehicles: Impact On Road Infrastructure And Safety

    This report compiled the available information on overweight road freight vehicles around the world, the impacts they have on road infrastructure, road safety and the economic position of road infrastructure managers, and collected global best practices to prevent and mitigate overloading. Global experience Weight limits for road freight vehicles typically cover 2 aspects: gross vehicle weight and axle (set) load. Gross vehicle weights differ greatly between countries and continents, from as low [...]


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