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All PIARC Publications

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  • ITS Manual - 2nd edition

    Following the success of the ITS Handbook 2000, the PIARC Technical Committee on Network Operations has completed a new and extended edition. This new edition takes into account the experience gained over the last years; it provides information about the status of implementation of ITS technologies [...]

    • Date : 2006
    • Pages : 450
    • PIARC Ref. : Manuel STI - 2e edition / ITS Handbook - 2nd editionEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-188-5 Edition française / 1-58053-103-2 English version
  • Measures promoting alternatives to the road and intermodal terminals

    La croissance très importante du transport de marchandises par la route rend nécessaire la recherche d'une utilisation optimale des différents modes de transport dans une perspective de développement durable. Ce rapport présente les tendances et problèmes clés dans le transport intermodal. Il [...]

    • Date : 2007
    • Pages : 175
    • PIARC Ref. : 2007R02EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-192-3
  • A Fact Finding Review of Performance Specifications in 2002

    This document is an awareness-raising review of the current state of the art for performance specifications. It provides insight into three important areas of performance specification and presents the responses to an international questionnaire on the subject. The three important areas of discussion [...]

    • Date : 2003
    • Pages : 48
    • PIARC Ref. : 78.01.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-152-4
  • Asset Management for Roads - An Overview

    A very great deal of work has been done in recent years in developing the Asset Management concept.At the forefront have been OECD, PIARC, and road administrations in the United States, Finland and Australasia. The purpose of this report is threefold: a) to briefly summarise what Asset Management means; [...]

    • Date : 2005
    • Pages : 100
    • PIARC Ref. : 06.09.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-176-1
  • Asset Management in relation to Bridge Management

    The interest for integrated management of all network assets (pavement, bridges, etc) i.e. Asset Management (AM) is increasing all over the world. The scope of this state-of-the-art study is to investigate the degree of implementation, the ideas or philosophies, the management processes and the technical [...]

    • Date : 2004
    • Pages : 120
    • PIARC Ref. : 11.11.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-167-2
  • Automated Pavement Cracking Assessment Equipment - State of the Art

    The type, scope (length) and severity (opening) of cracks in the pavement are essential for road network managers. This information is used to qualify the condition of the pavement and identify the source of surface deterioration. Despite the fact that many highway companies and authorities have invested [...]

    • Date : 2003
    • Pages : 80
    • PIARC Ref. : 01.08.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-156-7
  • Comparison Study on Bridge Management Activities

    C11 has made a study which presents and compares the performance of activities, such as inventory and inspections, in different countries or regions. The survey studied the following activities: characteristics of structures, inventory, inspections, priority ranking of works, carrying out of operation, [...]

    • Date : 2004
    • Pages : 136
    • PIARC Ref. : 11.12.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-169-9
  • Decision-Making Processes in the Implementation of Sustainable Road Policies

    Investment and policy decisions in road transport infrastructure are often significant decisions in the life of governments and communities because of the large amounts of money involved and the impact that the construction and operation of the infrastructure can have on stakeholders, communities and [...]

    • Date : 2003
    • Pages : 144
    • PIARC Ref. : 14.04.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-148-6
  • Efficient Allocation of Financial and Budgetary Resources

    This report covers the work of PIARC Committee C15 on Performance of Road Administrations (C15) on efficient allocation of financial and budgetary resources. An evaluation of the efficiency of existing systems and economic appraisal methods to allocate financial and budgetary resources and a comparison [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 120
    • PIARC Ref. : 15.03.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-123-0
  • Evaluation and funding of road maintenance in PIARC member countries

    This report presents an up to date description and analysis of the methodologies used by PIARC member countries and international agencies for evaluation and funding of road maintenance. The common problem of inadequate attention to road maintenance is highlighted. The concept of a systematic approach [...]

    • Date : 2005
    • Pages : 80
    • PIARC Ref. : 09.08.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-182-6
  • Good Practice for the Operation and Maintenance of Road Tunnels

    This report complements the report entitled "Reduction of operational cost of road tunnels" which was presented and published at the Kuala Lumpur Congress in 1999. Various aspects of the management and operation of tunnels are considered. A method for providing continuity of management of safety, throughout [...]

    • Date : 2004
    • Pages : 184
    • PIARC Ref. : 05.13.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-175-3
  • Highway Performance Monitoring Systems (HPMS)

    In 1996, PIARC launched a project linked to Highway Performance Monitoring Systems (HPMS). The objective of this project was to assess existing HPMS-systems to provide road administrations (especially from Central and eastern Europe) with efficient short-term and long-term maintenance strategies and [...]

    • Date : 1997
    • Pages : 68
    • PIARC Ref. : 06.02.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-052-8
  • Indicators for Bridge Performance and Prioritization of Bridge Actions

    Bridge management systems have been developed by many countries to serve as a tool to track inventory data and analyze maintenance and improvement needs for existing bridges. It has been previously identified in the 1996 C11 Committee report entitled Towards an Indicator of the Health Conditions of [...]

    • Date : 2003
    • Pages : 80
    • PIARC Ref. : 11.13.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-161-3
  • Internal Performance Improvement of Road Administrations

    This report sets out a framework for international collaboration in relation to performance improvement of Road Administrations. It develops the background for a dossier of best practice summaries linked to characteristics of country situations so that it will be practicable for the information to be [...]

    • Date : 2003
    • Pages : 80
    • PIARC Ref. : 15.06.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-151-6
  • 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
  • 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
  • ITS HANDBOOK 2000

    Compiled by the World Road Association (PIARC) Committee on Intelligent Transport, ITS Handbook 2000 provides a full review of operational tests and early deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in various countries around the world. This unique reference delivers evaluation results and [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 436
    • PIARC Ref. : 16.01.BEN
    • ISBN : 1-58053-103-2
  • Management of Bridges in Australasian and African Countries

    This report presents the results of the questionnaire disseminated by PIARC Committee C11 in 2000, respectively to Australasian countries and to African countries, in view of the seminars scheduled. The aim was to gather information in order to have a better knowledge of the bridge management in these [...]

    • Date : 2005
    • Pages : 112
    • PIARC Ref. : 11.16.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-181-8
  • Optimizing the Existing Interurban Road Network

    As part of the PIARC 2000-2003 work program, the Committee on Interurban Roads (C4) decided to discuss and investigate the links between the various measures available for optimising the existing interurban road network. The objective of the group is to establish the measures which work best to improve [...]

    • Date : 2003
    • Pages : 56
    • PIARC Ref. : 04.06.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-142-7
  • Planning & Budgeting on Road Network Level - Presentation of Budgets for Decision-Makers

    The maintenance of road networks is becoming increasingly important. For this reason we must seek to employ new management systems. Construction and maintenance of public roads are paid by taxpayers. Fundamentally the taxpayer (the road user) has financial responsibility for the system - their interests [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 42
    • PIARC Ref. : 06.05.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-113-3
  • Planning and Programming of Maintenance Budgets

    Maintenance is essential to prevent the deterioration of asset value and ensure user safety. However, the budgets allocated for maintenance are often considered insufficient to keep the infrastructure at optimum levels. The reasons for this funding shortfall can be a lack of means within the road administration, [...]

    • Date : 2004
    • Pages : 80
    • PIARC Ref. : 06.08.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-168-0
  • Procurement of Works, Goods and Services by Road Administrations

    This report sets out a framework for international collaboration on improving procurement of works, goods and services by Road Administrations. It develops the background for a dossier of best practice summaries linked to road network and organizational characteristics so that the information can be [...]

    • Date : 2003
    • Pages : 96
    • PIARC Ref. : 15.05.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-143-5
  • Road Design and Traffic Operation Guidelines to aid the Older Motorists

    Studies show that the number and percentage of older people in general, and older drivers in particular, are growing rapidly. By the year 2025 people aged 60 and over are expected to account for about 24 percent of the European population, 22 percent of the Northern American population, and almost 14 [...]

    • Date : 1991
    • Pages : 68
    • PIARC Ref. : 10.03.BEN
  • 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 Network Operations Handbook

    Historically, road authorities responded to increasing demand by adding capacity, building new roads or expanding the existing ones. With the high costs and constraints on building conventional infrastructure, maximising the effectiveness of existing systems, including capitalising on new technologies [...]

    • Date : 2003
    • Pages : 304
    • PIARC Ref. : 16.02.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-145-1