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PIARC (World Road Association), founded in 1909 and comprising 125 member governments from all over the world, is the global forum for exchange of knowledge and experience on roads, road transport policies and practices. With consultative status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, the Association is contributing to a stable and sustainable global development of the road and transport sector.

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  • Safety at Roadworks

    Safety at all engineering works is improved through continuous training of supervisory and labour forces in the safe and proper use of power equipment and materials. In addition to these requirements, safety in roadworks requires the proper communication with and cooperation of the user. This report [...]

    • Date : 1996
    • Pages : 172
    • PIARC Ref. : 06.01.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-038-2
  • The Framework for Performance Indicators

    In 1995, the OECD Road Transport Research Programmed established an Expert Group to investigate Performance Indicators for the Road Sector. From 1996 to 1999, the work group C6.6/7, taking into account the recommendations established by the OECD Road Transport Research Programmed, dealt with the theme [...]

    • Date : 2004
    • Pages : 132
    • PIARC Ref. : 06.07.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-165-6
  • The Quality of Road Service - "Evaluation, Perception and Response Behaviour of Road Users"

    The quality of service is defined as the capability of a product or a service to meet the needs of its beneficiaries (users, residents, elected representatives, road owners and operators, etc.). Their expectations may vary from one country to another depending on specific cultural and socio-economic [...]

    • Pages : 192
    • PIARC Ref. : 04.04.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-099-4
  • The Role of Economic and Socio-economic Models in Road Management

    In a context where the Public Administrations experience a stronger and stronger demand on social policy, and where road budgets, especially road maintenance budgets, tend to be tightened or even scaled back, the economic evaluation - and optimization - of road maintenance actions and/or policy becomes [...]

    • Date : 2003
    • Pages : 64
    • PIARC Ref. : 06.06.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-144-3
  • Through Traffic in Small Towns

    This report was written by two Technical Committees of PIARC, PIARC Technical Committee on Interurban Roads (C4) and PIARC Technical Committee on Roads in Urban Areas (C10). The report summarizes the experience of several countries (Belgium, Federal Republic of Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, [...]

    • Date : 1991
    • Pages : 44
    • PIARC Ref. : 04.03.BEN
  • Towards an Indicator of the Health Condition of Bridges

    The survey was carried out to clarify the present conditions and trends of the management of bridges currently in service by collecting knowledge and information on bridge management in various countries. The results of the survey can then be used to improve inspection and diagnosis techniques. The [...]

    • Date : 1996
    • Pages : 152
    • PIARC Ref. : 11.05.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-039-0
  • Towards Performance Management of Bridges (and other Structures)

    The aim of this report is to discuss about the introduction of economical criteria in bridge management, in addition to usual technical criteria. It comprises two parts: Part 1: a presentation of actual practices in PIARC Committee 11 Member countries in the field of bridge management, based on [...]

    • Date : 2003
    • Pages : 100
    • PIARC Ref. : 11.14.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-162-1
  • Traffic Congestion on Motorways and Dual-carriageway Roads

    The objective of this report is to pinpoint possible areas of convergence in the international experience, in terms of both theoretical assessment and also monitoring and identifying possible solutions for traffic congestion. The report is based on an international enquiry (Australia, Austria, Cuba, [...]

    • Date : 1991
    • Pages : 128
    • PIARC Ref. : 04.02.BEN
  • Traffic Control, toll and Road Information

    Drafted by the PIARC Technical Committee on Roads in Urban Areas, this report aims at illustrating the possibilities offered by new technology, especially within the electronics industry, for a more satisfactory operation of the existing road capacity. Through better regulation, control and information [...]

    • Date : 1990
    • PIARC Ref. : 10.02.BEN
  • Traffic Management and Quality of Service

    The Topic Area Traffic Management and Quality of Service deals with several issues from the PIARC Strategic Plan for the period of 1995 - 1999. It deals with (1.2) "improving quality standards for design, construction, equipment and maintenance", (4.1) "improving traffic planning and management, taking [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 96
    • PIARC Ref. : 10.12.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-118-4
  • Urban Road Network Management

    Many different organizations are interested in using the area above and below the streets. One of the most important things is to co-ordinate and harmonize the various areas of interest. The purpose of this report is to show who decides how the street zones in cities are used; to show different organizational [...]

    • Date : 1995
    • PIARC Ref. : 10.09.BEN
  • Whole Life Costing of Roads - Flexible Pavements

    The objective of the Road Technology Topic Area set out in the 1995-1999 PIARC Strategic Plan is "to improve the provision, maintenance and performance of road infrastructure in accordance with international best practice". One of the essential requirements to meet this objective is a means of assessing [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 200
    • PIARC Ref. : 08.09.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-94060-119-2
  • Whole-Life Costing of Roads - Concrete Roads

    In 1996, PIARC Technical Committee on Concrete Roads (C7) created a subcommittee on the theme "Whole Life Costing (WLC)". On the basis of a broad view over the subject, based on the existing WLC systems in Sweden and UK (COMPARE), two questionnaires were drawn and issued in 1997. The result of the [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 72
    • PIARC Ref. : 07.09.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-94060-114-1