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

    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
  • Management of road assets: Balancing of environmental and engineering aspects in management of road networks

    The objective of Working Group 3 (WG3) of The World Road Association (PIARC) Technical Committee (TC) 4.1 was to establish a global perspective on how environmental aspects are considered and addressed in the road asset management process compared with traditional engineering oriented road asset management. [...]

    • Date : 2017
    • Pages : 58
    • PIARC Ref. : 2017R05EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-455-6
  • Preserve your Country's roads to Drive Development

    The economy of every country has a strong relationship with its road network. A well preserved network will attract investment and make growth happen. It will also help meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals by improving accessibility and mobility to schools, health facilities and markets. It will [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 46
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R07EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-385-6
  • Assessment of budgetary needs and optimisation of maintenance strategies for multiple assets of road network

    Good road infrastructure is a fundamental basis on which to build a strong economy and society. As the ability to conduct proper maintenance is largely influenced by the available budget, budget definition is an important starting point in realising the overall goal. Based on a comprehensive investigation [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 44
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R04EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-378-8
  • Estimation of load carrying capacity of bridges based on damage and deficiency

    Based on the answers from 18 road authorities in 16 countries this report examines the extent to which an estimation of the load bearing capacity of road bridges is made based on damage and deficiency. The report firstly examines the Codes/Directives/Manuals used for the estimation of the load carrying [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 156
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R02EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-366-5
  • The importance of road maintenance

    Road infrastructure provides a fundamental foundation to the performance of all national economies, delivering a wide range of economic and social benefits. Adequately maintaining road infrastructure is essential to preserve and enhance those benefits. The importance of maintenance needs to be recognised [...]

    • Date : 2014
    • Pages : 32
    • PIARC Ref. : 2014R02EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-349-8
  • 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
  • Prioritisation of bridge rehabilitation works

    The challenge in bridge management is to ensure that all bridges in a road network remain fit for their intended purpose over their design life and beyond at minimum life cycle cost. The bridge rehabilitation prioritisation process is part of the entire road infrastructure management task and bridge [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 58
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R32EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-300-9
  • High level management indicators

    This report proposes a methodology for the identification of management indicators useful to road authorities for an efficient management of the road infrastructures they are in charge of. The methodology consists of four steps: the identification of the stakeholders; the analysis of the expectations [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 59
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R22EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-288-1
  • Allocation of resources across asset classes

    This report presents the approaches used in different countries for the allocation of resources based on road asset management and the prioritization process for maintenance expenditure across different types of assets (pavements, bridges, geotechnical structures, etc.) Answers to an international [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 105
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R21EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-286-5
  • 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
  • Management of bridge stock

    This report presents the results of a survey, to which 16 bridge operators from 11 countries responded, about the management of their bridge stock. The first set of questions deals with the nature of the bridge stock, the management programmes, and the funds allocated yearly for bridge management [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 90
    • PIARC Ref. : 2011R05EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-238-5
  • Road tunnels: operational strategies for emergency ventilation

    During normal operation, ventilation, whether natural or mechanical, is required to provide a clean air environment and to prevent the accumulation of pollutants. During emergency operation, ventilation is needed to influence the flow of smoke. Smoke control plays a key role to increase the chances [...]

    • Date : 2011
    • Pages : 99
    • PIARC Ref. : 2011R02EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-234-2
  • Tools for road tunnel safety management

    This report is dedicated to the basic tools needed for management and decision support on road tunnel safety issues. It defines the general demands on tunnel safety documentation, referring to each of the three different stages of a tunnel project: design-construction, commissioning, operation. An [...]

    • Date : 2009
    • Pages : 125
    • PIARC Ref. : 2009R08EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-228-8
  • 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
  • Asset management practice

    Road Asset Management is a more developed approach to the task of steadily improving the satisfaction of road stakeholders. It enables road administrations to better optimise outcomes. It also incorporates the concept of business excellence in relation to both results and enablers. The objective of [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • Pages : 163
    • PIARC Ref. : 2008R11EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-211-3
  • Anticipating the impact of climate change on road earthworks

    Climate change and its consequences are one of the main preoccupations of the beginning of the 21 st century. The first part of the report presents, as an example, regional scenarios of the climate evolution for Quebec and Switzerland. The second part focuses on water: lack or excess of water and its [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • Pages : 69
    • PIARC Ref. : 2008R12EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-212-1
  • Integration of performance indicators

    Road infrastructure management tends to be determined by objectives aiming at a sustainable socio-economic performance of the transport system. Such an approach requires performance indicators for the various stakeholders, which should be established by aggregating technical and non-technical indicators. [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • Pages : 119
    • PIARC Ref. : 2008R06EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-206-7