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  • Disaster Management and Recovery Techniques for Road Administrators - Technical Report

    Road networks are one of the most important infrastructure elements that support all kinds of socio-economic activities. In the case of disasters, the role of a road network is more crucial. The purpose of road disaster management is to increase resilience of road networks, effectively and efficiently. [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 66
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R41EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-829-5
  • 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
  • New Rehabilitation Materials and Technologies for Road Bridges - Briefing Note

    Every country around the world needs to manage and to rehabilitate his bridge stock. The latter may be old (for example about 60 years or more in Europe) or very young (about 10 years for example in new high-income countries). Therefore, the needs for rehabilitation of an aging bridge stock may be different [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 13
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R11EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-769-4
  • Damage-Resilient Bridges in Seismic Areas - Technical Report

    Resilient Infrastructure is the fourth Strategic Theme defined by PIARC in the 2020-2023 Strategic Plan. During this cycle, Technical Committee 4.2 Road Bridges was assigned 5 issues. The fifth issue, titled “Damage-Resilient Bridges in Seismic Areas”, was consistent with the fourth Strategic Theme, [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 54
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R09EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-765-6
  • Measures for Increasing the Adaptability of Road Bridges to Climate Change - Technical Report

    There are already signs of climate change driven extreme weather events in certain parts of the world including heavy rain, flooding, tropical storms, drought, high temperatures and so on. The frequencies of some of these events are also increasing. In general, there are extreme natural events being [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 180
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R10EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-766-3
  • Damage-Resilient Bridges in Seismic Areas - Collection of Case Studies

    Resilient Infrastructure is the fourth Strategic Theme defined by PIARC in the 2020-2023 Strategic Plan. During this cycle, Technical Committee 4.2 Road Bridges was assigned 5 issues. The fifth issue, titled “Damage-Resilient Bridges in Seismic Areas”, was consistent with the fourth Strategic Theme, [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R32EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-731-1
  • 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
  • Road Bridges - New Rehabilitation Materials and Technologies - Technical Report

    Every country around the world need to manage and to rehabilitate his bridge stock. The latter may be old (for example about 60 years or more in Europe) or very young (about 15 years for example in new high-income countries but not only). Therefore, the needs for rehabilitation of an aging bridge stock [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 348
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R23EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-709-0
  • Advancement of Inspection Techniques / Technologies as a Part of Bridge Management Systems - Collection of Study Cases

    Bridge inspections form an essential basis for the maintenance management of bridges and engineering structures. New technologies such as remote sensing and the use of a variety of sensors have the potential to significantly improve the quality of the results of structural inspections, but due to a [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 127
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R20EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-705-2
  • 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
  • Bridge Design Toward Improved Inspection And Maintenance - Technical Report

    The principle of designing bridges while having in mind the future inspections and maintenance has often been overlooked in the past, when in the design stage greater emphasis was placed on firstly fulfilling just the "initial requirements" of the bridge – mainly structural safety and serviceability [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 98
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R37EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-574-4
  • Damage and Deterioration Assessment Decision-Making for Highway Bridge Safety - Technical Report

    Bridge owners in most countries routinely assess bridge damage and deterioration to ensure the safety of the traveling public and appropriately manage the service life of a bridge. While in service, bridge owners discover damage or deterioration under two main circumstances. Firstly, damage or deterioration [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 66
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R28EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-562-1
  • Technical and Economic Considerations of Bridge Rehabilitation Methods - Technical Report

    Bridge owners who have to manage their bridge stock are concerned with bridge deficiencies. The main concerns are the degradation of bridge elements due to ageing, accident, and other factors. This is evaluated by the bridge condition index. But bridge owners also have to manage the evolution in the [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 92
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R29EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-563-8
  • 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
  • Inspections and Damage Assessment Techniques - Case Studies

    The PIARC TC D.3 Bridges Technical Committee is publishing a worldwide compilation of case studies as examples for bridge owners in making critical decisions to ensure the safety of the traveling public during a bridge incident caused by damage and deterioration. This case study compilation has 28 worldwide [...]

    • Date : 2018
    • Pages : 218
    • PIARC Ref. : 2018CS01EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-492-1
  • 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
  • Adaptation of road bridges to climate change

    Climate change has now become a global issue of concern and it is for this reason that PIARC has incorporated it into the strategic themes and technical committees for the term 2012-2015. Higher levels of carbon dioxide as part of greenhouse gas emissions are being released resulting in heat being trapped [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 14
    • PIARC Ref. : 2017R03EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-466-2
  • 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
  • Risk-based management of the bridge stock

    In the past, the Technical Committee 4.3 Road bridges reviewed the bridge management systems implemented in several countries and advised a revision of the management of bridges based on risks (Management of bridge stock 2011 - report ISBN 2-84060-238-5). This report aims to provide some answers with [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 39
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R05EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-381-8
  • 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