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  • 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
  • Uniform and Holistic Approaches to Resilience: Climate Change and Other Hazards - Technical Report

    This report focuses on the resilience of road networks in the context of climate change and various hazards, emphasizing the need to consider environmental risks, chronic threats, and acute shocks. Natural hazards are highlighted as a significant global challenge, with extreme weather events and human-induced [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 109
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R24EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-797-7
  • 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
  • Optimizing Road Network Operations Using Big Data - Technical Report

    Road network operators are increasingly embracing technology and developing digital infrastructure to effectively manage road networks. At the same time, road users are using technology to enhance trip efficiency and safety, while vehicles on the road network are utilizing an increasing amount of technology [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 63
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R17EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-789-2
  • New Mobility and Road Infrastructure - Interim Report

    PIARC has been concerned, for some time, about the challenges and opportunities presented by Connected and Autonomous Vehicles for Road Network Operators. These were explored by two Task Forces (B.1 and B.2) between 2018 and 2020 but have also now been overtaken by the rapid and disruptive development [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 68
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R16EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-788-5
  • 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
  • It´s All About People – Defining and Promoting Diversity and New Talent Management - Technical Report

    Market dynamics within the transportation sector, and more specifically, emerging and disruptive technological advancements, have necessitated that Transport Administrations critically review how they proactively manage their unique organisational skills and capabilities in order to better serve current [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 100
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R12EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-773-1
  • Customer Experience and Public Value Creation – Technical Report

    The World Road Association (PIARC) has explored the performance of road and transport administrations focusing on the customer facing levels of service underpinning asset management, models and frameworks in use, how we capture creation of public value and understanding decisions and practices around [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 55
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R06EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-748-9
  • The Role of Transport Agencies in Shaping Disruptive Technologies and Service Models - Technical Report

    Under PIARC’s Strategic Plan 2020 - 2023, Technical Committee 1.1 (Performance of Transport Administrations) have sought to research challenges and emerging responses for transport agencies in understanding and successfully shaping disruptive technologies and service models. Key technologies within [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 83
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R01EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-738-0
  • The Role of Transport Agencies in Shaping Disruptive Technologies and Service Models – High Impact Summary

    This document is a High Impact Summary of the Final Report on The Role of Transport Agencies in Shaping Disruptive Technologies and Service Models produced by PIARC Technical Committee 1.1 through its Working Group. Under PIARC’s Strategic Plan 2020 - 2023, Technical Committee 1.1 (Performance [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R02EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-742-7
  • 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
  • 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
  • Utilizing Data to Optimize Road Network Operations - Collection of Case Studies

    Road network operators are increasingly making use of technology and developing digital infrastructure to manage road networks. Road users are making use of technology to efficiently and safely complete trips. Vehicle manufacturers and fleet managers are utilizing an increasing amount of technology [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 159
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R09EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-684-0
  • The Role of Transport Agencies in Shaping Disruptive Technologies and Service Models - A Private Sector Roundtable

    Through its Technical Committee 1.1 Performance of Transport Administrations, PIARC is undertaking an extended investigation of disruptive technologies & service models impacting the roads and transport sector and how transport agencies are responding to the related challenges and opportunities in policy, [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 29
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R19EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-703-8
  • The Role of Transport Agencies in Shaping Disruptive Technologies and Service Models - Survey Report

    Through its Technical Committee 1.1 Performance of Transport Administrations , PIARC is undertaking an extended investigation of disruptive technologies & service models impacting the roads and transport sector and how transport agencies are responding to the related challenges and opportunities in [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 65
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R18EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-701-4
  • 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
  • Documents Relevant to Road Infrastracture and Transportation Security - Literature Review

    This document contains a review of literature on road infrastructure and transport security. The review focuses on the following topics: · Legislations and policies; · Standards; · Studies and researches; · PIARC reports; · Other reports; · Manuals and books; · Case studies [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 265
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R07EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-682-6
  • Diversity and Talent Management in Transport Administrations – The Road to Success? - Litterature Review

    The World Road Association (PIARC) tasked the Technical Committee 1.1 (Performance of Transport Administrations) to analyze effective approaches for defining and promoting Diversity in opportunity across the roads and transportation sectors, and for attracting new talents into the transport industry [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 23
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R01EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-670-3
  • Disaster Management: The Effects And Management Of Covid-19 Whilst Looking To The Future - Briefing Note

    No matter what the disaster is, no matter what the pandemic is, we as road administrators must minimize the disaster impacts to our transportation infrastructure. To share the experiences of disaster management amid COVID-19, PIARC TC 1.5 “Disaster Management” of PIARC and TRB AMR00(2) “Transportation [...]

    • Date : 2021
    • Pages : 12
    • PIARC Ref. : 2021BN02EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-662-8
  • Automated Vehicles - Challenges and Opportunities for Road Operators and Road Authorities - Technical Report

    Vehicle Automation – at SAE levels 3, 4 and 5 – is still in a testing phase in most countries. Many tests at level 3 have been performed successfully on open roads without any changes to the road infrastructure and without any observed impacts on congestion. There are various situations which necessitate [...]

    • Date : 2021
    • Pages : 83
    • PIARC Ref. : 2021R03EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-653-6
  • How Countries Undertake Well-Prepared Projects: A Review on Ten Countries - Litterature Review

    It is well acknowledged that good project preparation tends to deliver better outcomes (benefits) as well as providing good project management performance (with respect to budget, delays and quality). This report presents processes put in place in 10 countries to deliver well-prepared transport projects. [...]

    • Date : 2021
    • Pages : 63
    • PIARC Ref. : 2021LR03EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-651-2
  • COVID-19: Survey of Impacts and Responses from the Global Roads and Transport Sector - Briefing Note

    In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic took hold across the world, creating massive impacts and challenges for multiple sectors, including roads and transport. PIARC took action rapidly, forming a COVID-19 Response Team and initiating a programme of knowledge-sharing webinars.  The Response Team also [...]

    • Date : 2021
    • Pages : 50
    • PIARC Ref. : 2021BN01EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-647-5
  • COVID-19: initial impacts and responses to the pandemic from road and transport agencies - Technical Report

    The road transport sector, and the organisations and professionals who manage it, is an essential service and PIARC recognized the potential for COVID-19 to cause severe disruption to the road transport sector early on. In mid-March 2020, PIARC moved to establish a formal PIARC COVID-19 Response Team [...]

    • Date : 2020
    • Pages : 150
    • PIARC Ref. : 2020BN03EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-728-4
  • 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
  • Principles for Cooperation and Collaboration between National and Local Road Agencies - Technical Report

    This report analyses general areas of cooperation amongst road authorities at the various levels and the various institutional tools utilised to ensure integration. The need for cooperation between national, federal, provincial, state, local and municipal road agencies is becoming more pronounced. Noting [...]

    • Date : 2020
    • Pages : 235
    • PIARC Ref. : 2020R01EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-625-3