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  • Contribution to the improvement of the general guidelines for the development, construction / reconstruction, rehabilitation and maintenance of the Trans-African Highway network - (Annex II) (only in French)

    This report is a review, for the purpose of improvement, of Annex II entitled "General Guidelines for the Planning, Construction/Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Maintenance of the Transfrician Highway Network" of the African Union Intergovernmental Agreement for the Harmonization of Norms and Standards [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R06EN
  • Review of the Practical Guide to Pavement Design for Tropical Countries (in French only)

    The Practical Guide to Pavement Design for Tropical Countries, published in 1984 by CEBTP, is still a document to which reference is often made in French-speaking African countries. Over the past thirty-five years, major developments have taken place in the pavement sector, particularly in the formulation [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R01EN
  • Maintenance management and improvement of rural roads

    Summary soon available

    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R33EN
  • Appraisal of Sustainability of Transport Infrastructure Plans and Programs

    This report gives a scanning overview of the current state of the art on the topic of the appraisal of sustainability within the development of transport plans and investment programs, respectively the extent to which decisions made in this context have taken account of sustainability. The report is [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 52
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R29EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-431-0
  • Transport Strategies for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

    The transport sector is a major and quickly growing source of greenhouse gas emissions. Since 1970, greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector have more than doubled, increasing at a faster rate than any other end-use sector, and on-road greenhouse gas emissions have more than tripled, [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 56
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R25EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-420-4
  • Cooperative Vehicle Highway Systems

    We can consider that the most recent developments of the vehicles are: the massive deployment of sensors, actuators and computers allowing to develop a kind of "vehicle and transport system intelligence"; their ability to communicate among themselves or with the infrastructure through the concept [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 51
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R08EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-386-3
  • Methodologies and tools for risk assessment and management applied to road operations

    This report deals with methodologies and tools for risk assessment and management applied to road operations including managing risks in relation to the climate change. Chapter 1 of this report starts with a classification of methodologies for risk management of road infrastructure. Particular attention [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 54
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R12EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-394-8
  • Road network management for improved mobility

    It is useful to review the term "Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)" in this report. According to the PIARC ITS Handbook, ITS is a generic term to mean integrated communications, control technologies and information processing systems for transport applications. However, in this report, we consider [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 53
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R11EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-393-1
  • Uses of ITS including consideration of planning for future improvements, upgrades and the economy

    Economic growth typically results in an increase of both freight and passenger traffic. This generally compounds the problems in transportation systems. ITS technologies have been widely used to mitigate many of these transportation challenges and will continue to play an increasingly important role [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 43
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R10EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-391-7
  • Promoting sustainable maintenance of rural roads networks

    Rural roads are roads or improved trails whose main role is to ensure local exchanges, providing access to rural areas and access to the national or regional primary road network or to the interconnected network. Rural roads are key to development and economic growth of countries and provide considerable [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R15EN
  • Assessment of budgetary needs and optimisation of maintenance strategies for multiple assets of road network

    Good road infrastructure is a fundamental basis on which to build a strong economy and society. As the ability to conduct proper maintenance is largely influenced by the available budget, budget definition is an important starting point in realising the overall goal. Based on a comprehensive investigation [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 44
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R04EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-378-8
  • Security of road infrastructure

    This paper is addressing threats directed to the infrastructure. A correct understanding and a suitable handling of the security of road infrastructure is not only important to safeguard the infrastructure itself, but is also relevant to cover the protection of the social and economic values, the protection [...]

    • Date : 2015
    • Pages : 19
    • PIARC Ref. : 2015R01EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-357-3
  • Road transport system and environment preservation - Review of national policies

    Climate change is one of the most serious threats facing the world today. There is compelling scientific evidence that the global climate is changing and the primary cause is the release of greenhouse gases resulting from human activity. Many governments are putting in place legislative and policy frameworks [...]

    • Date : 2015
    • Pages : 64
    • PIARC Ref. : 2014R03EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-353-5
  • Alternative solutions for fossil fuels for the road system

    The report looks at the technologies available to generate energy in the highway context and also qualitatively assesses the opportunity to reduce the energy used by existing highways infrastructure. Case studies related to some potential technologies and techniques are presented: thermal collection, [...]

    • Date : 2014
    • Pages : 32
    • PIARC Ref. : 2014R01EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-342-9
  • Practices on involvement of local community in rural roads

    A rural road network is a basic community asset which has tremendous bearing on socio-economic development of rural communities, therefore; involvement of communities is critical in projects or works aimed at providing rural accessibility. The report discusses the roles that a community can play in [...]

    • Date : 2013
    • Pages : 77
    • PIARC Ref. : 2013R11EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-329-0
  • Best practices for the sustainable maintenance of rural roads in developing countries

    Regular maintenance of roads is critical to the economic vitality of a country. In particular, a focus on rural road maintenance is needed when planning and operating a large transport network, as they are often deemed less important than paved roads and highways. When rural roads are neglected, it [...]

    • Date : 2013
    • Pages : 45
    • PIARC Ref. : 2013R01EN
    • ISBN : 978-284060-309-2
  • Innovative approaches towards the use of locally available natural marginal materials

    The utilization of materials locally available on the site of a road project is a major concern in the context of sustainable development and perfectly meets the socioeconomic and environmental criteria involved in it. The report is based on the answers received from twenty-two countries. Five different [...]

    • Date : 2013
    • Pages : 176
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R37EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-307-8
  • Strategies for road networks operation

    This report studies, in its first part, the strategies of management of congested areas and road corridors. Examples are presented of measures to reduce non-recurring congestion (traffic incidents, planned special events, work zones, real time traveler information); recurring congestion (including: [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 90
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R26EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-295-4
  • Best practices for road safety campaigns

    The report presents key findings of a literature review of best practices for road safety campaigns, and relate these to actual road safety campaign practices by road administrations and authorities of fourteen countries who responded to a survey questionnaire. The report covers the following key [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 50
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R28EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-260-1
  • Vulnerability of Geotechnical Infrastructure to Climate Change and Adjustment Measures According to the Geographical Context

    The report identifies foreseeable damage and the measures to be taken in a geographical context where climatology and geomorphology are aggregated. Five climate trends are covered: increase of average temperatures; decrease of average precipitation; increase of winter precipitation; increased intensity [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R04EN
  • 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 [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 146
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R06EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-247-4
  • Financing, Contracting and Managing of Road System Investment

    The purpose of this report is to provide information on the current methods and approaches relating to: The different combinations of public and private sector involvement in the provision of sustainable road systems and the perceived advantages and disadvantages of these methods; The different [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 101
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R08EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-255-5
  • Road tunnels: vehicle emissions and air demand for ventilation

    This report presents the data necessary for the design of the ventilation system for road tunnels in normal operation. It aims at defining the minimum quantity of fresh-air that is required to ensure adequate in-tunnel air quality and visibility thresholds. This report is a reference document for the [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 87
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R05EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-269-5
  • Monitoring of environmental impacts of roads

    The construction, operation and maintenance of road infrastructures impact the environment in many ways. Monitoring road impacts is essential for the identification of new issues, tracking trends and implementing appropriate mitigation actions. This report clarifies what is encompassed in the concept [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 94
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R03EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-245-8
  • The connected vehicle

    The advent of Intelligent Transport Systems has provided new opportunities for improving the safety and efficiency of the road network. The development of intelligent vehicles, connected by wireless networks to the roadside infrastructure, brings opportunities and issues which are being discussed in [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 59
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R02EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-246-6

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