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  • Preserve Earthworks and Rural Roads from the Impact of Climate Changes

    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
  • Methodological Document for the Establishment of a National Catalogue and Pavement Design Guide

    Following the critical review carried out by a joint PIARC/AGEPAR working group, of the 1984 edition of the Practical Guide to Pavement Design for Tropical Countries, produced by CEBTP, PIARC and AGEPAR approved the extension of this work by producing a methodological document for road administrations [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R40EN
  • Best Practice Guide to Air Quality in Relation to Road Operations

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 – Case Study Approach

    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
  • State of the Art in Monitoring Road Condition and Road / Vehicle Interaction

    This report is a follow-up on the report "State of the art in monitoring road condition" which was finalised in 2015 (PIARC reference 2016R17EN). The 2015 report summarises the then current state of the art regarding the collection of road condition and road/vehicle interaction data, providing an overview [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 73
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R14EN
    • ISBN : 978-84060-530-0
  • Contribution to the improvement of the general guidelines for the development, construction / reconstruction, rehabilitation and maintenance of the Trans-African Highway network - (Annex II) (only in French)

    This report is a review, for the purpose of improvement, of Annex II entitled "General Guidelines for the Planning, Construction/Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Maintenance of the Transfrician Highway Network" of the African Union Intergovernmental Agreement for the Harmonization of Norms and Standards [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R06EN
  • Review of the Practical Guide to Pavement Design for Tropical Countries (in French only)

    The Practical Guide to Pavement Design for Tropical Countries, published in 1984 by CEBTP, is still a document to which reference is often made in French-speaking African countries. Over the past thirty-five years, major developments have taken place in the pavement sector, particularly in the formulation [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R01EN
  • Appraisal of Sustainability of Transport Infrastructure Plans and Programs

    This report gives a scanning overview of the current state of the art on the topic of the appraisal of sustainability within the development of transport plans and investment programs, respectively the extent to which decisions made in this context have taken account of sustainability. The report is [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 52
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R29EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-431-0
  • Transport Strategies for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

    The transport sector is a major and quickly growing source of greenhouse gas emissions. Since 1970, greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector have more than doubled, increasing at a faster rate than any other end-use sector, and on-road greenhouse gas emissions have more than tripled, [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 56
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R25EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-420-4
  • Expected service life of wearing courses

    As part of its 2012 to 2015 strategic plan the World Road Association (PIARC) determined the need to identify and review approaches taken in assessing the service life of wearing courses. This report reviews the different approaches taken by road authorities to determine the service life of wearing [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 20
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R18EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-403-7
  • State of the art in monitoring road condition and road/vehicle interaction

    This report summarises the current state of the art regarding the collection of road condition and road/vehicle interaction data, providing an overview of current practice and emerging technologies. Technologies in the development and experimental stages are generally not discussed. The document is [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 77
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R17EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-402-0
  • Road transport system and environment preservation - Review of national policies

    Climate change is one of the most serious threats facing the world today. There is compelling scientific evidence that the global climate is changing and the primary cause is the release of greenhouse gases resulting from human activity. Many governments are putting in place legislative and policy frameworks [...]

    • Date : 2015
    • Pages : 64
    • PIARC Ref. : 2014R03EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-353-5
  • Alternative solutions for fossil fuels for the road system

    The report looks at the technologies available to generate energy in the highway context and also qualitatively assesses the opportunity to reduce the energy used by existing highways infrastructure. Case studies related to some potential technologies and techniques are presented: thermal collection, [...]

    • Date : 2014
    • Pages : 32
    • PIARC Ref. : 2014R01EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-342-9
  • Monitoring of innovation in road pavements

    This report examines road administrations and agencies policies for fostering, assessing and implementing innovation in road design and construction. From an international survey, eight types of innovation policies were identified: adaptation of existing specifications; agency led innovation, special [...]

    • Date : 2013
    • Pages : 81
    • PIARC Ref. : 2013R09EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-325-2
  • Maintenance methods and strategies

    This report presents the results of the answers from 16 countries to a survey regarding improved maintenance methods for flexible and semi-rigid pavements and the maintenance strategies. Regarding improved maintenance methods, the variations in the answers were found to be large. It also became clear [...]

    • Date : 2013
    • Pages : 61
    • PIARC Ref. : 2013R08EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-323-8
  • Guide for maintenance of concrete roads

    The report firstly examines the different types of degradations of concrete pavements distinguishing those which are specific to jointed plain concrete pavements and those which relate to continuously reinforced concrete pavements. For each type of degradation, status indicator, status assessment, causes [...]

    • Date : 2013
    • Pages : 76
    • PIARC Ref. : 2013R06EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-317-7
  • Innovative approaches towards the use of locally available natural marginal materials

    The utilization of materials locally available on the site of a road project is a major concern in the context of sustainable development and perfectly meets the socioeconomic and environmental criteria involved in it. The report is based on the answers received from twenty-two countries. Five different [...]

    • Date : 2013
    • Pages : 176
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R37EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-307-8
  • Vulnerability of Geotechnical Infrastructure to Climate Change and Adjustment Measures According to the Geographical Context

    The report identifies foreseeable damage and the measures to be taken in a geographical context where climatology and geomorphology are aggregated. Five climate trends are covered: increase of average temperatures; decrease of average precipitation; increase of winter precipitation; increased intensity [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R04EN
  • Reduction of construction time and cost of road pavements

    Road authorities who want to build, rehabilitate or repair pavements wish, for many reasons, to do this in the shortest possible time and at the lowest cost. However construction time and costs are often conflicting parameters. Hence the issue of reducing construction time and costs, without affecting [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 100
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R09EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-253-9
  • 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
  • Evaluating the performance of automated pavement cracking measurement equipment

    Crack type, severity and extent are among the most important data of a pavement management system. This report prepared by Technical Committee 4.2 Road/Vehicle Interactions of the World Road Association presents: A series of objective rules to measure and classify cracks in order to improve the [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 28
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R10EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-251-2

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