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  • Innovative Approaches to Asset Management

    “Asset Management” as defined in ISO standards 55000, aims to enable an organization to obtain value from assets. They offer a structured approach to asset management by focusing on implementation of “risk-based, information-driven, planning and decision-making processes and activities that transform [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 102
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R19EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-541-6
  • Big Data For Road Network Operations

    Currently, several technological developments are influencing the day-to-day work of road network operators. Automation, internet of things (IoT), smart systems, mobility services, artificial intelligence and big data are aiming to improve traffic operations and enhance mobility. Among these technologies, [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 92
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R18EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-559-1
  • State of the Art in Monitoring Road Condition and Road / Vehicle Interaction

    This report is a follow-up on the report "State of the art in monitoring road condition" which was finalised in 2015 (PIARC reference 2016R17EN). The 2015 report summarises the then current state of the art regarding the collection of road condition and road/vehicle interaction data, providing an overview [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 73
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R14EN
    • ISBN : 978-84060-530-0
  • Connected Vehicles - Challenges and Opportunities for Road Operators

    The deployment of Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) and Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communication, also known as cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) is speeding up in many developed countries. For example, Japan has already an operational system at national level, the United States are considering [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 84
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R11EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-522-5
  • Management of road assets: Balancing of environmental and engineering aspects in management of road networks

    The objective of Working Group 3 (WG3) of The World Road Association (PIARC) Technical Committee (TC) 4.1 was to establish a global perspective on how environmental aspects are considered and addressed in the road asset management process compared with traditional engineering oriented road asset management. [...]

    • Date : 2017
    • Pages : 58
    • PIARC Ref. : 2017R05EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-455-6
  • Guide to good practice performance frameworks

    Good performance information is an essential part of good management in any organisation. It assists in ensuring accountability, transparency and aids decision making across the board on a range of activities undertaken by road and transport administrations. Organisations have been collecting information [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 33
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R22EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-412-9
  • Evolution of the mission and structure of transport administrations

    In the 2012 - 2015 WRA Cycle, Working Group 1 has focused on investigating the evolution of missions and structures of road administrations in the context of multi-modal planning and delivery. Included within this scope are various methods of planning integration and informal and formal collaboration [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 73
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R23EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-415-0
  • Good Governance and Anti-Corruption Measures

    There is increasing emphasis on good governance practice to build and maintain institutional integrity within road and transport administrations. Working Group 3 dealing with "Good Governance and Anti-Corruption Measures" within Technical Committee 1.1 on'Performance of Transport Administrations' of [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 59
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R21EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-410-5
  • Preserve your Country's roads to Drive Development

    The economy of every country has a strong relationship with its road network. A well preserved network will attract investment and make growth happen. It will also help meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals by improving accessibility and mobility to schools, health facilities and markets. It will [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 46
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R07EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-385-6
  • 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
  • Estimation of load carrying capacity of bridges based on damage and deficiency

    Based on the answers from 18 road authorities in 16 countries this report examines the extent to which an estimation of the load bearing capacity of road bridges is made based on damage and deficiency. The report firstly examines the Codes/Directives/Manuals used for the estimation of the load carrying [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 156
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R02EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-366-5
  • 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
  • The importance of road maintenance

    Road infrastructure provides a fundamental foundation to the performance of all national economies, delivering a wide range of economic and social benefits. Adequately maintaining road infrastructure is essential to preserve and enhance those benefits. The importance of maintenance needs to be recognised [...]

    • Date : 2014
    • Pages : 32
    • PIARC Ref. : 2014R02EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-349-8
  • Maintenance methods and strategies

    This report presents the results of the answers from 16 countries to a survey regarding improved maintenance methods for flexible and semi-rigid pavements and the maintenance strategies. Regarding improved maintenance methods, the variations in the answers were found to be large. It also became clear [...]

    • Date : 2013
    • Pages : 61
    • PIARC Ref. : 2013R08EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-323-8
  • 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
  • Prioritisation of bridge rehabilitation works

    The challenge in bridge management is to ensure that all bridges in a road network remain fit for their intended purpose over their design life and beyond at minimum life cycle cost. The bridge rehabilitation prioritisation process is part of the entire road infrastructure management task and bridge [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 58
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R32EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-300-9
  • 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
  • High level management indicators

    This report proposes a methodology for the identification of management indicators useful to road authorities for an efficient management of the road infrastructures they are in charge of. The methodology consists of four steps: the identification of the stakeholders; the analysis of the expectations [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 59
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R22EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-288-1
  • Allocation of resources across asset classes

    This report presents the approaches used in different countries for the allocation of resources based on road asset management and the prioritization process for maintenance expenditure across different types of assets (pavements, bridges, geotechnical structures, etc.) Answers to an international [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 105
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R21EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-286-5

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