VIIIth World Road Congress - The Hague 1938 - National Reports

Summary

1st Section. Construction and Maintenance

  • Question 1:
    A) Progress, since the congress at Munich, with the use of cement for carriageway surfacing;
    B) Brick surfaces;
    C) Surfaces In special materials such as cast-Iron, steel, rubber.
  • Question 2: Progress since the congress at Munich in the preparation and use of:
    A) Tar,
    B) Bitumen (asphalt),
    C) Emulsions, for the construction and maintenance of carriageways.

Second Section. User, Regulation and Administration

  • Question 3: Accidents on Roads:
    A) Bases of statistical returns and their unification;
    B) Methods of investigation into the causes of accidents and means for their prevention.
  • Question 4: The segregation of the various classes of traffic on the highway: Carriageways (single and dual); Cycle tracks; Footways; Service roads in connection with ribbon development; Parking places; Road junctions and crossings.
    A) A study of the circumstances which make these provisions desirable or undesirable.
    B) Application to motor roads.

First and Second Sections combined

  • Question 5:Examination and standardization of carriageway surfacing from the point of their:
    A) Slipperiness or rugosity and resistance to skidding;
    B) Light value or the degree to which they absorb light (under artificial illumination)."
  • Question 6: Examination of the sub-soil of roads:
    A) Determination of the properties of sub-soils: Methods of testing and testing apparatus;
    B) Influence of the properties of the sub-soil on the construction of roads (foundations and surfaces) and their maintenance.

1st Section. Construction and Maintenance.

1st Question:

a) Progress, since the congress at Munich, with the use of cement for carriageway surfacing;
b) Brick surfaces;
c) Surfaces In special materials such as cast-Iron, steel, rubber.


2nd Question: Progress since the congress at Munich in the preparation and use of:

a) Tar,
b) Bitumen (asphalt),
c) Emulsions, for the construction and maintenance of carriageways.

Second Section. User, Regulation and Administration.

3rd Question: Accidents on Roads:

a) Bases of statistical returns and their unification;
b) Methods of investigation into the causes of accidents and means for their prevention.


4th Question:

The segregation of the various classes of traffic on the highway: Carriageways (single and dual); Cycle tracks; Footways; Service roads in connection with ribbon development; Parking places; Road junctions and crossings.
A) A study of the circumstances which make these provisions desirable or undesirable.
B) Application to motor roads.


First and Second Sections combined.

5th Question: Examination and standardization of carriageway surfacing from the point of their:

A) Slipperiness or rugosity and resistance to skidding;
B) Light value or the degree to which they absorb light (under artificial illumination)."


6th Question: Examination of the sub-soil of roads:

a) Determination of the properties of sub-soils: Methods of testing and testing apparatus;
b) Influence of the properties of the sub-soil on the construction of roads (foundations and surfaces) and their maintenance.


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