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  • Preserve Earthworks and Rural Roads from the Impact of Climate Changes - Technical Report

    This report puts together good practices on the various regional approaches to the impacts of climate change on roads and little hydraulic works. The subject has already been addressed during previous PIARC cycles but more on the general geotechnical aspect. It includes the definition of the climatic [...]

    • Date : 2020
    • Pages : 134
    • PIARC Ref. : 2020R02EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-626-0
  • Principles for Cooperation and Collaboration between National and Local Road Agencies - Technical Report

    This report analyses general areas of cooperation amongst road authorities at the various levels and the various institutional tools utilised to ensure integration. The need for cooperation between national, federal, provincial, state, local and municipal road agencies is becoming more pronounced. Noting [...]

    • Date : 2020
    • Pages : 235
    • PIARC Ref. : 2020R01EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-625-3
  • COVID-19: Key Lessons for the Road and Transport Community from the Latest PIARC Webinars - Briefing Note

    PIARC organizes weekly online discussions on the response to the COVID-19 crisis. They are open to experts appointed by their National PIARC First delegate and to PIARC Technical Committee / Task Force members. The objective of the sessions is to share knowledge and current practice between PIARC members [...]

    • Date : 2020
    • Pages : 6
    • PIARC Ref. : 2020BN02EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-619-2
  • COVID-19: Key Lessons for the Road Community from the first PIARC Webinars - Briefing Note

    PIARC organizes weekly online discussions on the response to the COVID-19 crisis. They are open to experts appointed by their National PIARC First delegate and to PIARC Technical Committee / Task Force members. The objective of the sessions is to share knowledge and current practice between PIARC members [...]

    • Date : 2020
    • Pages : 3
    • PIARC Ref. : 2020BN01EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-616-1
  • Road Safety - Catalogue Of Case Studies - Rapport technique

    Knowledge comes from the analysis of successes and un-successes. Case Studies collection represents an important step toward the construction of knowledge. PIARC Case Studies Catalogue contains the description of a set of interventions designed, implemented and operated worldwide to improve road safety [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 385
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R47EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-604-8
  • Review of Global Road Safety Audit Guidelines – With Specific Consideration for Low- and Middle-Income Countries - Technical Report

    This report has involved a comprehensive review of current Road Safety Audit Manuals and Guidelines from a range of different countries to establish current practices and considers previous international reviews to determine key areas where additional guidance is required, or exemplar practice is well [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 33
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R41EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-589-8
  • General Concept and Requirements for Asset Management Training Courses - Technical Report

    During PIARC work cycle of 2011-2015, the comprehensive Asset Management Manual was developed and presented as a draft version at the 25th World Road Congress 2015 in Seoul, Korea. The first full on-line version of the manual was made available in 2017. Asset Management Manual is available on the PIARC [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 64
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R38EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-583-6
  • Best Practice Guide to Air Quality in Relation to Road Operations - Technical Report

    Air pollution linked to road transport has received significant political, media and public attention since the mid 2010s. However, despite improvements in vehicle efficiencies over past decades, emissions from vehicles still contribute significantly to concentrations of air pollutants above standards [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 171
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R31EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-566-9
  • Refinement of PIARC’s International Climate Change Adaptation Framework for Road Infrastructure - Technical Report

    Climate change will have significant impacts on the design, construction, maintenance and operation of global road infrastructure. IPCC projections estimate that the Earth will become warmer, some regions will become wetter overall and some will become drier, sea levels will rise and storm surge height [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 66
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R30EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-577-5
  • Setting Credible Speed Limits - Case Studies Report

    This report of case studies on the topic of speed limits includes a series of implemented countermeasures or experimental proofs of concept to help improve the road safety in a specific location or area. PIARC didn´t work on specific speed issues in the past periods, therefore this report also contains [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 43
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R26EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-560-7
  • Framework on Measuring Effectiveness and Efficiency of Transport Administrations - Technical Report

    Around the world, governments and the communities that they serve are seeking to better understand if the services delivered by the public sector are meeting long term strategic objectives and the societal outcomes and needs of citizens. Public service organizations, including the transport sector, [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 43
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R22EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-551-5
  • Evaluating the Transformation of Transport Administrations - Technical Report

    Road and transport administrations across the world face a range of pressures to change the way they plan, organise and deliver services. These pressures vary in nature, for example from changes in the demographic and customer base, the introduction of disruptive technologies, evolving economic, social [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 116
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R21EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-547-8
  • Good Governance and Anti-Corruption and Response Measures Including the Development of a Culture of Transparency and Accountability - Technical Report

    As early as 2003, PIARC Executive Committee considered that fight against corruption was an important topic that deserved to be analyzed by an ad hoc Technical Committee. Since then, this topic has been studied on a regular basis in the different cycles; in particular, a conceptual model (“cycle of [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 72
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R15EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-534-8
  • Innovative Approaches to Asset Management - Technical Report

    “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 - Technical Report

    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 - Technical Report

    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 - Technical Report

    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