Publications Routes/Road Road assets management

This page lists Routes/Roads articles of PIARC in the field of road assets management. These publications are classified chronologically.

  • Requirements for the Education of Road Asset Managers - A PIARC Approach*

    Asset Management is a relatively new discipline. It was only established at the beginning of this century. However, the foundations were laid as early as the 1980s and 1990s. They were the result of the efforts of experts from several countries and disciplines to develop a common concept and language with the aim of supporting organizations to creating value from the available asset.

  • Multi-Objective Approaches to Cross-Asset Resource Allocation in Transportation Asset Management

    A framework/methodology for performing trade-off analysis among competing infrastructure asset classes, which reflects both technical best practices and need of road organizations, was developed in the study illustrated in this article.

  • Development of Advanced Asset Management Systems for Japanese Expressways

    As at the end of 2018, the total length of the Japanese motorway network had reached approx. 9,500 km, with most road segments being operated and maintained by Nippon Expressway Companies (NEXCOs), which are divided into the country's Eastern, Central and Western regions. More than 60 years after inauguration of Japan's network first section (Meishin Expressway), today's pressing problem is how to maintain/rehabilitate such aging road infrastructure. This article describes Japanese innovative methods [...]

  • Digitalization 4.0 in Asset Management - A challenge for the future!

    This article tries to give an overview on how Digitalization 4.0 (in the context of Industry 4.0) challenges road administrations today and in the future.

  • Advances in the Implementation of Road Asset Management in Chile

    Chile has a road network of 85,221 kilometres. It largely consists of interurban roads and some sections in urban areas of strategic interest. The network is administered by the Highways Office, apart from 3,000 kilometres which operate under private concessions. Management of the road assets (divided into 9 different categories) has become an essential task over the past decade, as mass use of the systems has increased, bolstering this strategic area of the Highways Office.


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