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  • Concrete Roads - Practical Guidelines for Technology Transfer

    This report was drafted by the PIARC Technical Committee on Concrete Roads in close co-operation with the PIARC Technical Committee on Roads in Developing Regions. It clarifies the main points of the concrete road technique and is intended for various categories of people concerned with pavement [...]

    • Date : 1987
    • Pages : 116
    • PIARC Ref. : 07.02.BEN
  • Containment Devices on Road Bridges

    Drafted by the PIARC Technical Committee on Road Bridges, this report deals with the study of equipment on the outer side of road bridges, i.e. located between the carriageway and the free edge, whose function is to ensure safety of users and frontagers. The report has used the replies to a survey [...]

    • Date : 1991
    • Pages : 100
    • PIARC Ref. : 11.01.BEN
  • Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavements

    This report gathers the main features of the state of the art on continuously reinforced concrete in 23 states (Australia, Belgium, France, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Portugal, Republic of South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, and 12 states of the United States). The aim of the report [...]

    • Date : 1994
    • Pages : 72
    • PIARC Ref. : 07.06.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-006-4
  • Environment and Construction of Road Projects

    One work area of the PIARC Committee on the Environment concerns the consequences of the construction of road projects. In July 1997, an inquiry was sent to all PIARC member countries. It dealt with the five major topics identified by the Working Group: soil and water protection; how to deal with contaminated [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 80
    • PIARC Ref. : 14.03.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-122-2
  • Environmental and Health Aspects Related to Working with Bituminous Mixtures

    This report describes the arrangements made to limit the impact of dust and gaseous emissions in particular, both at the production and laying stage of bituminous mixtures. It also reviews the state of the art in the evaluation of health risks to workers on paver, with emphasis on the large difference [...]

    • Date : 1995
    • Pages : 32
    • PIARC Ref. : 08.04.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-032-3
  • Environmental Impact of Existing Pavements

    The management of negative consequences such as the deterioration of the living environment, road hazard, energy consumption, air pollution, noise, biotope modification and road congestion are today's major challenges. We often talk about the long term but work on a short-term basis without any realistically-targeted, [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 136
    • PIARC Ref. : 14.02.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-121-4
  • Evaluation and Limitation of Impacts social and environmental for Road Networks and Transport Policies

    One work area of the PIARC Committee 14 on "Sustainable development and Road Transport" concerns the evaluation and limitation of impacts of road networks and transport policies. The Road is life (Via Vita). This are the words contained in the logo of the World Road Association established in 1909. [...]

    • Date : 2004
    • Pages : 274
    • PIARC Ref. : 14.05.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-163-X
  • Evaluation and maintenance of concrete pavements

    The road asset of a country or region is of considerable value. Owners who have chosen to invest in concrete pavements for all or part of their road network or their airfields have often done so hoping to obtain a lasting infrastructure and a guarantee of maintaining traffic in all weather conditions. [...]

    • Date : 1992
    • Pages : 160
    • PIARC Ref. : 07.04.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-002-1
  • Flexible Pavement - Evolution of Specifications and Quality Systems to Deliver Performance

    Specifications for bituminous materials in highway construction are continuously evolving. At an early stage, they were more intuitive and based on engineering judgement. They were called method or recipe specifications in which the client specified the materials and procedures that the contractor had [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 168
    • PIARC Ref. : 08.08.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-117-6
  • In Situ Assessment of Subgrade Materials

    It is important to be able to forecast the performance of the subgrade, especially its acceptable limits of deformation derived for both the construction stage and during the working life of the pavement. Ten types of in situ test apparatus are described briefly and comparisons made between them, setting [...]

    • Date : 1995
    • Pages : 120
    • PIARC Ref. : 12.01.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-030-7
  • Innovative Pavement Design

    The sub-group 2 of the PIARC Technical Committee on Road Pavements (C7/8) includes 24 representatives belonging to 18 countries. The task assigned to this group was to identify, analyse and recommend innovative pavement typologies corresponding to needs really expressed by the different countries and [...]

    • Date : 2003
    • Pages : 144
    • PIARC Ref. : 78.03.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-155-9
  • International Experiment to Compare and Harmonize Skid Resistance and Texture Measurements

    This document presents the International Experiment involving 41 friction and texture measuring devices that operated on 58 locations (including 10 airfield runways) in Spain and Belgium in September-October 1992. The analysis of the results and conclusions bear on correlations between texture measuring [...]

    • Date : 1995
    • Pages : 430
    • PIARC Ref. : 01.04.TEN
    • ISBN : 84-87825-96-6
  • International Experiment to Harmonise Longitudinal and transverse Profile Measurement and Reporting Procedures

    In 1998, the PIARC committee C1 on Surface Characteristics carried out a worldwide experiment to investigate the performance of different high speed profiling equipment. The design of the different pieces of equipment clearly reflects the policy of what is considered sufficient information (in the [...]

    • Date : 2002
    • Pages : 80
    • PIARC Ref. : 01.07.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-140-0
  • International Symposium on Subdrainage in Roadway Pavements and Subgrades

    Out of print As is common knowledge in the transportation community, proper functioning of roadways is largely dependent on adequate drainage, both at the surface and in the subsurface. The accumulation of excessive water under pavements typically results in a reduced bearing capacity, leading to [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • PIARC Ref. : 12.08.BEN
  • Inventory of Surface Characteristics Measuring Equipment

    In 1989, the PIARC Technical Committee C1 started compiling an inventory of surface characteristics measuring equipment used throughout the world. The result is a comprehensive listing of equipment for measuring longitudinal evenness, transverse profile distresses (rutting), texture and skid resistance [...]

    • Date : 1995
    • Pages : 238
    • PIARC Ref. : 01.03.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-029-3
  • Limits of use of natural soils, specifications and controls in earthworks

    During 2000-2003 C12 activity, it was decided to be interested in the limits of use of the soils in the earthworks through the various Member States of the committee and simultaneously to analyse the control methods developed to guarantee the good completion of the work. C12 has considered interesting [...]

    • Date : 2003
    • Pages : 172
    • PIARC Ref. : 12.12.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-141-9
  • Marginal Materials - State of the art

    Three PIARC Technical Committees have devoted part of their preliminary work to the XVIIIth Congress (Brussels, 1987) to the use of marginal materials in road technology: Technical Committee on Testing of Road Materials, Technical Committee on Flexible Roads, Technical Committee on Earthworks, Drainage, [...]

    • Date : 1989
    • Pages : 112
    • PIARC Ref. : 02.04.BEN
  • Modified Binders, Binders with Additives and Special Bitumen

    Theme 1: Introduction on the various modified bitumens, special bitumens and additives used in road construction and on the main tests for their characterisation Theme 2: Compatibility of bitumens and modifiers Theme 3: Elastomeric modified binders Theme 4: Plastomeric modified binders Theme 5: [...]

    • Date : 1999
    • Pages : 201
    • PIARC Ref. : 08.05.BEN
    • ISBN : RR303-III-1999
  • Pollution by Nitrogen Dioxide in Road Tunnels

    This report has been prepared by the PIARC Committee on Road Tunnel Operation (C5) working group n° 2 devoted to Pollution, Ventilation and Environment. Awareness of the problem raised by nitrogen oxides in urban environment which came up following pollution phenomena (e.g. in London in 1952) has [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 48
    • PIARC Ref. : 05.09.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-127-3
  • Porous Asphalt

    For about ten years, the use of porous asphalt has grown rapidly in some countries where the material is used for a large part in road surface maintenance works on highly trafficked roads. Some countries even impose porous asphalt on motorways beyond a certain level of traffic. On the other hand, some [...]

    • Date : 1993
    • Pages : 192
    • PIARC Ref. : 08.01.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-003-X
  • Recycling of Existing Flexible Pavements

    The use of non-renewable resources, and the disposal of materials as waste, recycling of materials is an increasingly important consideration in meeting the overall objective of sustainable development. This objective, together with economic considerations, contribute to a political climate where [...]

    • Date : 2002
    • Pages : 67
    • PIARC Ref. : 08.07.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-139-7
  • Road Maintenance Handbook - Practical Guidelines for Rural Road Maintenance

    This is the second edition --revised, updated and complemented-- of a Road Maintenance Handbook that was first published in 1982 under the auspices of the UN Economic Commission for Africa by Germany, France and the United Kingdom. It is designed for works foremen and is also very useful for engineers [...]

    • PIARC Ref. : 03.05.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-046-3
  • Road Tunnels: Emissions, Environment, Ventilation

    Due to a steady tightening of emission laws for cars and changes in the risk assessment of a tunnel fire, some design data need constant updating. The Report of the PIARC Committee on Road Tunnels to the XXth World Road Congress, 1995 (20.05.B) reviews the art of tunnel ventilation over the last 15 [...]

    • Date : 1996
    • Pages : 64
    • PIARC Ref. : 05.02.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-034-X
  • Road Tunnels: Vehicle Emissions and Air Demand for Ventilation

    In 1990 and 1995 PIARC published the calculation methodology and the emission factors for road tunnel ventilation design. An update of the existing PIARC methodology was necessary, as the emission standards of the vehicles were becoming more stringent and hence the vehicles cleaner. The old version [...]

    • Date : 2004
    • Pages : 72
    • PIARC Ref. : 05.14.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-177-X
  • Semi-Rigid Pavements

    The first chapter deals with terminology. Chapter II explains why one may be led to choose a semi-rigid pavement from all the various types available, and chapter III describes the various possible designs of these pavements. Chapter IV then discusses the methods used in designing semi-rigid pavements, [...]

    • Date : 1991
    • Pages : 312
    • PIARC Ref. : 08.02.BEN

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