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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
  • Road Infrastructure And Transportation Security - A PIARC Technical Report

    The management of road assets is becoming increasingly important in the current global context. Design, construction and maintenance are being adapted to improve and guarantee the durability of structures. The resilience of infrastructure to climate change is being sought. The priority objective is [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R46EN
  • Innovations and Techniques - Application to Earth Structures in the Future - A PIARC technical Report

    As we move further into the 21st century, it is becoming increasingly more clear that climate change is the biggest concern that we must face. The effects of climate change, specifically the increasing frequency and intensity of natural hazards, are wreaking havoc on infrastructure, including earth [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 36
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R36EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-818-9
  • PIARC DataBook of Road and Road Transport 2020-2023

    Under the adverse circumstances of COVID-19 spreading across the world, many road administrations have to take further austerity measures while investing in construction of road network, maintaining/rehabilitating existing aged roads, ensuring increased traffic safety and so on. Then they are requested [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 64
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R31EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-808-0
  • Resilience of Earth Structures - Collection of Case Studies

    This case study compilation tries to give a deeper insight on the topic “Increasing Resilience of Earth Structures to Natural Hazards” assigned to WG1 of PIARC TC 4.3 as part of the 2020-2023 Work Programme. For the production of this report, relevant case studies related to resilience in earth [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 110
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R21EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-707-6
  • Techniques and Innovations in Earthworks - Collection of Case Studies

    This report presents the summary of thirty-six cases studies compiled by Working Group 2 of Technical Committee 4.3 under the theme “Techniques and Innovations in Earthworks“. This document will be further developed as part of the 2020-2023 Work Cycle and is expected to be accompanied by one additional [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 92
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R11EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-686-4
  • Use Of Recycled Materials In Pavements - Briefing Note

    Back in 2003, PIARC published a report from Technical Committee C7/8 on “Pavement Recycling”. This report contains guidelines for in-place recycling with cement, emulsion or foamed bitumen and hot mix recycling in a plant. The current briefing note is the final part of a set of three reports on [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 17
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R10EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-685-7
  • 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
  • Reducing the Life Cycle Carbon Footprint of Pavements (2019R33) - High Impact Summary

    In 2019 PIARC published the report “Reducing the life cycle Carbon Footprint of pavements” (2019R33), which was a result from the work conducted by the Technical Committee D.2 – Pavements, during the 2012-2015 cycle. This report assessed and synthesized recent innovations leading to the reduction [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 12
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R02EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-661-1
  • Earthworks Manual - Genesis and Preamble

    PREFACES by Guy RAOUL, Coordinator of the Earthworks Manual. The Earthworks Manual project was launched in 2012 by the Executive Committee of the PIARC Strategic Plan, which entrusted its preparation to Technical Committee 4.4 "Earthworks and unpaved roads". The Earthworks Manual is an important [...]

    • Date : 2021
    • PIARC Ref. : 2021R00EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-634-5
  • Earthworks Manual – General considerations

    The Earthworks Manual is a collection of state of the art and good practice to inform readers about earthworks management. Part 1 is a summary of the different phases and associated topics to be considered in the Earthworks process for the construction of earth-structures. The definitions presented [...]

    • Date : 2021
    • Pages : 44
    • PIARC Ref. : 2021R01EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-637-6
  • Earthworks Manual - Specific technical developments

    The general considerations in Part 1 show in summary the earthworks process and the different phases of construction of earth-structures. The Part 2 develops the specific, transverse technical topics that are most relevant to our field. These topics are dealt with in depth in order to promote the [...]

    • Date : 2021
    • PIARC Ref. : 2021R02EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-641-3
  • Earthworks Manual - Specific technical developments - 2A - Materials

    2A - Materials The optimal utilisation of materials, locally available on the site, of a road project is today a priority, both from an economic objective and an environmental objective contributing to sustainable development. Consequently, the identification and knowledge of the resources that [...]

    • Date : 2021
    • Pages : 5
    • PIARC Ref. : 2021R02AEN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-642-0
  • Earthworks Manual - Specific technical developments - 2B - Treatment of materials

    2B - Treatment of materials The Booklet 2B downloadable on this page deals with the treatment of materials. This technique is increasingly carried out to optimize the use of materials under economically advantageous conditions. For Earthworks, the process involves the treatment of natural soils [...]

    • Date : 2021
    • Pages : 159
    • PIARC Ref. : 2021R02BEN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-643-7
  • 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
  • Review of Practices Using Marginal and Secondary Materials in Rural and Industrial Areas - Technical Report

    The use of existing materials in road embankments is an essential issue within the Sustainable Development policies, which have been promoted worldwide for many years. In the World Road Association (PIARC) this subject has been investigated by different Technical Committees over the last 20 years. [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 90
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R43EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-595-9
  • 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) - Technical Report

    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) - Technical Report

    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
  • 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
  • Monitoring of environmental impacts of roads

    The construction, operation and maintenance of road infrastructures impact the environment in many ways. Monitoring road impacts is essential for the identification of new issues, tracking trends and implementing appropriate mitigation actions. This report clarifies what is encompassed in the concept [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 94
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R03EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-245-8
  • The connected vehicle

    The advent of Intelligent Transport Systems has provided new opportunities for improving the safety and efficiency of the road network. The development of intelligent vehicles, connected by wireless networks to the roadside infrastructure, brings opportunities and issues which are being discussed in [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 59
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R02EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-246-6
  • Worldwide situation of road pricing and assessment of its impacts

    The report of Technical Committee " Road System Economics and Social Development " presents the state of road pricing schemes implemented or studied in the world, the corresponding developments and an assessment of their impacts. The panorama of pricing schemes covers the following twenty-two countries: [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 246
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R01EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-242-3
  • Adaptation to climate change for bridges

    Climate change has now become a global issue of concern and it is for this reason that the World Road Association has incorporated it into the strategic themes for the term 2008-2011. Higher levels of carbon-dioxide as part of greenhouse gas emissions are being released resulting in heat being trapped [...]

    • Date : 2011
    • Pages : 68
    • PIARC Ref. : 2011R08EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-241-5
  • Sustainable interurban roads for tomorrow

    Ce rapport traite de l'amélioration de la planification et de l'exploitation des réseaux routiers interurbains. Les interactions entre la planification des transports intégrés, la planification régionale et l'aménagement du territoire sont examinées par une approche en quatre étapes et la [...]

    • Date : 2009
    • Pages : 213
    • PIARC Ref. : 2009R09EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-229-6