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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Management of bridge stock

    This report presents the results of a survey, to which 16 bridge operators from 11 countries responded, about the management of their bridge stock. The first set of questions deals with the nature of the bridge stock, the management programmes, and the funds allocated yearly for bridge management [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 90
    • PIARC Ref. : 2011R05EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-238-5
  • Recommendations regarding road tunnel drivers' training and information

    A follow-up on the report « Human Factors and safety from the view point of users » that was published in 2008 by the World Road Association, this new work by Technical Committee C4 - Road Tunnel Operations - aims at giving key information and instructions to drivers in order to enable them to adopt [...]

    • Date : 2011
    • Pages : 193
    • PIARC Ref. : 2011R04EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-235-0
  • Road tunnels: operational strategies for emergency ventilation

    During normal operation, ventilation, whether natural or mechanical, is required to provide a clean air environment and to prevent the accumulation of pollutants. During emergency operation, ventilation is needed to influence the flow of smoke. Smoke control plays a key role to increase the chances [...]

    • Date : 2011
    • Pages : 99
    • PIARC Ref. : 2011R02EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-234-2
  • Congestion in urban areas - Examples of counter-measures

    Congestion is a complex phenomenon, influenced by socioeconomic, technical, and human factors. The report examines twenty case studies and focuses on countermeasures against recurrent congestion on urban roads implemented in various cities. The countermeasures have been characterised by the nature/degree [...]

    • Date : 2010
    • Pages : 145
    • PIARC Ref. : 2010R04EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-232-6
  • Snow and ice databook, 2010

    Varying in intensity and duration, winter remains a season of unpredictability and extremes.Road network managers facing the rigours of winter must continually adapt their services to ensure the safety of road users, maintain accessibility and ensure the network is maintained to acceptable standards. [...]

    • Date : 2010
    • Pages : 223
    • PIARC Ref. : 2010R03EN
  • Tools for road tunnel safety management

    This report is dedicated to the basic tools needed for management and decision support on road tunnel safety issues. It defines the general demands on tunnel safety documentation, referring to each of the three different stages of a tunnel project: design-construction, commissioning, operation. An [...]

    • Date : 2009
    • Pages : 125
    • PIARC Ref. : 2009R08EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-228-8
  • Overview of winter maintenance contracts

    Road transportation has increased considerably in the past few decades and winter maintenance has become a public service activity of vital importance to the economy. Many production activities are organized with reduced inventories and just-in-time policies have developed considerably, resulting in [...]

    • Date : 2009
    • Pages : 123
    • PIARC Ref. : 2009R01EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-220-2
  • Urban road tunnels - Recommendations to managers and operating bodies for design, management, operation and maintenance

    Urban road tunnels are unique in terms of traffic characteristics (high volume, congestion during commuter periods, wide variety of vehicles, high percentage of buses, etc.), infrastructural design, difficulty of closing and urban environment. Recommendations are presented to managers and operating [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • Pages : 110
    • PIARC Ref. : 2008R15EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-216-4
  • Asset management practice

    Road Asset Management is a more developed approach to the task of steadily improving the satisfaction of road stakeholders. It enables road administrations to better optimise outcomes. It also incorporates the concept of business excellence in relation to both results and enablers. The objective of [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • Pages : 163
    • PIARC Ref. : 2008R11EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-211-3
  • Anticipating the impact of climate change on road earthworks

    Climate change and its consequences are one of the main preoccupations of the beginning of the 21 st century. The first part of the report presents, as an example, regional scenarios of the climate evolution for Quebec and Switzerland. The second part focuses on water: lack or excess of water and its [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • Pages : 69
    • PIARC Ref. : 2008R12EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-212-1
  • CD-ROM of the PIARC Technical Committee on Management of Network Operations

    Road network operations combine a complex set of traffic management and user support actions to optimize traffic conditions in all circumstances. The knowledge in this area has been organized in the form of an electronic encyclopaedia that can be accessed on the PIARC website at:  https://rno-its.piarc.org/ [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • PIARC Ref. : 2007R10EN
  • Integration of performance indicators

    Road infrastructure management tends to be determined by objectives aiming at a sustainable socio-economic performance of the transport system. Such an approach requires performance indicators for the various stakeholders, which should be established by aggregating technical and non-technical indicators. [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • Pages : 119
    • PIARC Ref. : 2008R06EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-206-7
  • Review of the growth and development of recycling in pavement construction

    This report presents an overview of the use of recycling techniques in pavement construction in many countries. It highlights the barriers to recycling and describes systems and approaches that assist in overcoming these barriers. The incentives that are discussed are related to client awareness, [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • Pages : 203
    • PIARC Ref. : 2008R05EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-205-9
  • Management of the operator - Emergency teams interface in road tunnels

    The purpose of this report is to assist the owners, operators of tunnels and emergency services to coordinate their operations in order to improve the level of safety for users, staff members and emergency teams during serious tunnel fires and tunnel incidents. The first part presents the most relevant [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • Pages : 75
    • PIARC Ref. : 2008R03EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-201-6
  • Indicators representative of the condition of geotechnical structures for road asset management

    The management of geotechnical assets of road infrastructure is a subject that is rarely investigated. The variability and the difficulty to predict long-term performances pose a challenge for planning maintenance. The report provides an overview of the state of practice. After a description of the [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • Pages : 173
    • PIARC Ref. : 2008R01EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-201-6
  • CD-ROUTE

    Minimum Equipment Required CD-ROUTE can be used on PC (386 at least, Windows 3.1, 95 & NT) and Macintosh® (68020 at least), Power Mac®, Mac OS version 7. Minimum equipment required: 16 Mo RAM, a hard disk and a 14'' colour screen (256 colours or more). The program is very easy to install. [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • PIARC Ref. : CD-ROUTEEN
  • Modelling Road Deterioration and Works Effects in HDM-4

    This document is the sixth volume in the series of seven volumes of HDM-4 documentation. It gives a detailed description of the road deterioration and works effects (RDWE) models currently in HDM-4 and provides some background to their development, particularly from HDM-III to HDM-4. Also included are [...]

    • Date : 2004
    • Pages : 296
    • PIARC Ref. : HDM4-Volume6EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-103-6
  • Modelling Road User and Environmental Effects in HDM-4

    This document is the seventh volume in the series of seven volumes of HDM-4 documentation. It covers modelling road user and environmental effects (RUEE). The report presents an overview of how they are introduced in studies and describes representative vehicles. The second section deals with road [...]

    • Date : 2004
    • Pages : 412
    • PIARC Ref. : HDM4-Volume7EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-103-6
  • Integrated approach to road tunnel safety

    This report proposes an integrated approach to road tunnel safety, which has been developed in co-operation with the European research projects SafeT and UPTUN. General principles and current perspectives on road tunnel safety are summarised, including practical tunnel project experience. An international [...]

    • Date : 2007
    • Pages : 170
    • PIARC Ref. : 2007R07EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-195-8
  • Impacts of road construction and maintenance activities on road users and the adjacent land use

    This technical report synthesizes information on techniques to reduce the impact of road construction, rehabilitation and maintenance activities on road users (driving public and construction workers) and the adjacent land use (homeowners, businesses, etc.). The study included a survey to collect [...]

    • Date : 2007
    • Pages : 133
    • PIARC Ref. : 2007R05EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-194-X
  • Guide for organizing, recruiting and training road tunnel operating staff

    This report has been produced by Working Group 1 (WG 1) "Tunnel Operation", for PIARC Technical Committee C3.3. Road Tunnel Operation. This report was developed through contributions from individual members of WG 1. The given recommendations have been reviewed by WG 1 and are commended to the reader [...]

    • Date : 2007
    • Pages : 123
    • PIARC Ref. : 2007R04EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-193-1