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All PIARC Publications

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  • Measures for Improving Resilience of Road Network - Technical Report

    Transportation infrastructure is vulnerable to threats such are natural and man-made hazards and each agency needs to improve their own ability to adequately and decisively respond to sudden and unforeseen challenges to infrastructure performance. It is pivotal for countries to learn from past experiences [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 98
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R38EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-826-4
  • Renewal and Rejuvenation of Aging Infrastructure - Technical Report

    For the purpose of this research, “aging infrastructure” is defined as any road related assets that are approaching the end of their expected service life or have prematurely deteriorated in condition and are no longer providing the required level of service. This may be due to shorter service [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 106
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R29EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-805-9
  • PIARC International Climate Change Adaptation Framework 2023 – Technical Report

    Climate change is a strategic risk to road organisations. Global climate change projections show that there will be gradual changes to average climatic conditions, and changes to the frequency, severity and location of extreme weather events. These climate changes are anticipated to have significant [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 391
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R28EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-803-5
  • Financial Aspects of Disaster Management - Technical Report

    This technical report stems from a collection of case studies pertaining disaster management in different countries of the world; the aim is to analyze the tools and activities that could potentially provide a more integrated and effective financial resource management process during extreme natural [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 120
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R23EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-796-0
  • Forensic Engineering for Structural Failures - Technical Report

    When a bridge collapse occurs, engineers investigate the cause of collapse to identify how design, materials, workmanship, and/or overloading affected structural performance. In this meaning, forensic engineering plays an important role in improving the safety of bridges. Engineers learn from the results [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 191
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R18EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-790-8
  • Climate Change, Resilience and Disaster Management for Roads - Seminar

    Climate change and other hazards have a wide range of implications on the performance of road infrastructure and can cause disruptions to road network operations. For example, extreme rainfall influences the intensity beyond the drainage capacity of roadways, resulting in slope collapses and landslides [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 59
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R14EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-777-9
  • Climate Change, Other Hazards and Resilience of Road Networks - Collection of Case Studies

    This report contains a collection of case studies related to climate change, other hazards and resilience of road networks. It comprises an introduction, outlining the work program for Technical Committee (TC) 1.4 Climate Change and Resilience of Road Networks, and objectives of two Working Groups within [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 56
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R33EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-733-5
  • Road Disaster Management - Using Latest Information Technologies - Briefing Note

    An international workshop was jointly organized by PIARC via its Technical Committee 1.5 “Disaster Management" and the JARA (Japan Road Association). The event was greatly cooperated by REAAA (Regional Association of Asia and Australasia) via its Climate Change, Resilience and Emergency Management [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 23
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R29EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-72
  • Customer Experience -Case Study Analysis

    Research continues to show that when public agencies offer a better customer experience, they deliver measurable impacts across multiple priorities. To that end this report focusses its research on what approaches are currently happening across the world in respect of delivering an improved experience [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 28
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R26EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-714-4
  • Measures for Increasing the Adaptability of Road Bridges to Climate Change - Literature Review

    The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) Working Group 2 report states that changes in climate have caused impacts on natural and human systems on all continents and across the oceans. Key risks from climate change are typically defined as warming trend, extreme temperature, precipitation, [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 13
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R24EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-710-6
  • A Study on Financial Management of Disasters in the International Arena - Briefing Note

    The threats linked to extreme natural events, compromise not only the safety of human life, but also important activities that can move the economy of a country, regardless of its level of wealth. For this reason, the results of this study may be useful not only for high-income countries, but also for [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 24
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R16EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-694-9
  • The Use of Big Data and Social Networks for Disaster Management - Briefing Note

    PIARC's Technical Committee 1.5 - Disaster Management, has established a task related to the'Use of Big Data and Social Networks for Disaster Management. This task considers new information evolutions such as big data and social networks. It involves an international literature review, collection and [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 27
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R17EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-696-3
  • Well-Prepared Projects

    This collection of case studies includes 17 cases from 10 different countries participating in this task force, plus one case dedicated to the use of the SOURCE platform in the preparation of transportation projects. It comes after our first report delivered earlier in 2021 in which we reviewed the [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 123
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R12EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-687-1
  • Increasing Resilience of Earth Structures to Natural Hazards - Litterature Review

    This report provides preliminary background on the topic of “Increasing Resilience of Earth Structures to Natural Hazards” assigned to WG1 of PIARC TC 4.3 as part of the 2020-2023 Work Program. This topic will be further developed as part of the 2020-2023 Work Cycle and is expected to be completed [...]

    • Date : 2021
    • Pages : 41
    • PIARC Ref. : 2021LR04EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-652-9
  • 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
  • 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
  • Green Paving Solutions and Sustainable Pavement Materials - Technical Report

    This report summarizes the current state-of-the practice for sustainable pavement techniques and the incentives used to encourage their use. Green paving solutions were identified in addition to identification of barriers to their wider implementation. Information contained in this report is based on [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 58
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R32EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-567-6
  • Reducing the Life Cycle Carbon Footprint of Pavements - Technical Report

    This report reviews innovations reported to reduce the carbon footprint of pavements and contains a critical review of the assessment of carbon footprint of pavements. There are numerous other environmental indicators for road pavements, but these were outside the scope of this report which focuses [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 64
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R33EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-568-3
  • Traffic Noise – Best Practice Guide - Technical Report

    In recent years, knowledge about the health effects of traffic noise has grown substantially. Many studies have found that long-term exposure to traffic noise is associated with various health impacts such as sleep disturbance, cardiovascular disease and depression. While there remain knowledge gaps [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 214
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R36EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-571-3
  • 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
  • Adaptation Methodologies and Strategies to Increase the Resilience of Roads to Climate Change - Technical Report

    Climate Change is anticipated to have a significant impact on the design, construction, maintenance and operation of global road infrastructure. The IPCC Climate change projections indicate that the earth will become warmer, some regions will become wetter and some will become drier, sea levels will [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 104
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R25EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-558-4
  • 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
  • Evaluation of organizational approaches to risk - Technical Report

    Organizational or Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is the formal and systematic effort to control uncertainty and variability to an organization's strategic objectives by managing risks at all organizational levels (enterprise, program, project, and activity). Enterprise risk management is an approach [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 61
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R16EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-535-5
  • Project risk catalogue - Technical Report

    During the PIARC work program for TC A.3 Risk Management 2016-2019, a general, extensive PROJECT RISK CATALOGUE was prepared by WG2 members. To arrive at this catalogue, the working group conducted an effort that involved the documentation of their collective experiences, an extensive literature search, [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 52
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R17EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-536-2