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  • Snow And Ice Databook 2022

    Winter service is the fight against snow and ice on roads to ensure accessablity and traffic safety. One needs to get to work from home, children need to get to school and with very tight procution plans, goods need to arrive in time for the whole process to work. Unpassable roads due to snow and ice [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 305
    • PIARC Ref. : SIDB 2022EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-676-5
  • The Snow and Ice Data Book 2018

    Even though climate change is closely associated with global warming, under the present circumstances it also translates into more extreme weather events. This effect can result in a very mild winter one year followed by a frigid and snowy season the next. Consequently, winter maintenance is very difficult [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 267
    • PIARC Ref. : Snow and Ice Databook - SIDB 2018EN
  • International Development of Application Methods of De-icing Chemicals - State of the Art and Best Practice

    Fighting snow and ice on roads with de-icing chemicals is a major task in winter maintenance. On the main road network usually sodium chloride is used all over the world. Various studies and practical experiences have proven the high efficiency of sodium chloride treatments on traffic safety and national [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 35
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R08EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-514-0
  • Advanced technology for data collection and infomation to users and operator

    The study that is the subject of this report was defined in the PIARC Strategic Plan 2012-2015 approved by the Council of the World Road Association.The report provides brief summaries of projects from around the world, presented in the form of use cases that are representative of innovative ways of [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 50
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R30EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-434-1
  • Sustainability and Climate Change Considerations in Winter Operations

    This report has tried to summarize the knowledge of Climate Change Considerations in Winter Operations. The first step to this project was to source relevant literature on climate change and winter maintenance and sort it into six categories; Level of service for road owners, Maintenance of roads, [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 88
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R31EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-437-2
  • Crisis management of unusually severe and/or sustained snow events

    Extreme winter weather between 2008 and 2015 tested highway winter maintenance arrangements in many parts of the world. Unusually cold weather and significant snow events resulted in significant transport disruption and international media attention. From these challenges arose an opportunity to learn [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 36
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R14EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-397-9
  • Snow and Ice Databook 2014

    This fourth edition of the Snow and Ice Databook was produced to accompany the 14 th International Winter Road Congress held in Andorra. It compiles in a homogeneous and consistent format descriptions of practices for managing winter road conditions from nearly 30 countries. The four country-specific [...]

    • Date : 2015
    • Pages : 223
    • PIARC Ref. : Snow and Ice DataBook - SIDB 2014EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-355-9
  • Impacts of changes in winter severity on winter maintenance

    Data from the past years indicate a significant evolution and change in temperature profiles, precipitation, and generally deviation from traditional seasonal cycles. For example snow events became more intense and sudden, and forecasts are getting more difficult. Based on Intergovernmental Panel on [...]

    • Date : 2014
    • Pages : 41
    • PIARC Ref. : 2013R13EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-330-6
  • Communication with road users in winter conditions

    This report is based on the answers to a survey from 25 countries or state agencies. It addresses the following sub-topics: informing road users about changeable road/traffic conditions; usage of on-road installed devices for informing road users bout changeable road/traffic conditions; individual [...]

    • Date : 2013
    • Pages : 50
    • PIARC Ref. : 2013R03EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-313-9
  • Sustainable development and winter service

    In its first part, the report reviews and analyses some existing methods that integrate the sustainable development approach for road infrastructure projects or road services, in various countries. Based on this state-of the-art review, it is concluded that the descriptive checklist approach is found [...]

    • Date : 2013
    • Pages : 34
    • PIARC Ref. : 2013R04EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-314-6
  • A study of winter service management systems and road user information

    Winter Service Management Systems (WSMS) are a developing technology currently implemented in some countries with marginal and cold winter climates. The report examines the conditions for the successful development and implementation of such systems. It also deals with the issues of sharing information [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 85
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R35EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-303-0
  • Snow and ice databook, 2010

    Varying in intensity and duration, winter remains a season of unpredictability and extremes.Road network managers facing the rigours of winter must continually adapt their services to ensure the safety of road users, maintain accessibility and ensure the network is maintained to acceptable standards. [...]

    • Date : 2010
    • Pages : 223
    • PIARC Ref. : 2010R03EN
  • Overview of winter maintenance contracts

    Road transportation has increased considerably in the past few decades and winter maintenance has become a public service activity of vital importance to the economy. Many production activities are organized with reduced inventories and just-in-time policies have developed considerably, resulting in [...]

    • Date : 2009
    • Pages : 123
    • PIARC Ref. : 2009R01EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-220-2
  • Roadway winter maintenance support systems and information exchange

    This report presents a state of practice for the use of road weather information systems in relation to winter maintenance. An overview is provided on: the types of sensors that are used by road weather stations, collection and management of data, the file formats that are used for data exchange, information [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • Pages : 175
    • PIARC Ref. : 2008R20EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060221-0
  • Increasing customer orientation in the winter maintenance of roads

    This report, prepared by Committee 3.4 Winter Maintenance, is based on the responses of 25 countries to a survey of organizations responsible for winter maintenance issues. The information gathered focuses on many topics: how road maintenance is provided in winter, levels of service and categories [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • Pages : 37
    • PIARC Ref. : 2008R08EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-207-5
  • Snow and ice databook

    The Snow and Ice Data Book was first published on the occasion of the XIth International Winter Road Congress, 2002, Sapporo (Japan) and contained information from 15 countries. This book was a valuable tool to support the exchanges of experiences between international experts. For this reason, the [...]

    • Date : 2006
    • Pages : 205
    • PIARC Ref. : SNOW AND ICE DATABOOKEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-187-7

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