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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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