Inventory of Surface Characteristics Measuring Equipment

In 1989, the PIARC Technical Committee C1 started compiling an inventory of surface characteristics measuring equipment used throughout the world. The result is a comprehensive listing of equipment for measuring longitudinal evenness, transverse profile distresses (rutting), texture and skid resistance (tire-pavement friction) of pavements, the deformation of road surfaces.

The information is presented as tables (one table per device) which composed a bilingual catalogue (English - French).

Since the inventory was performed over a five-year period (1989-1993), some devices may have been altered in ways not reported here. Likewise, some of the devices are included for historical purposes and are no longer in use.

Information sheet

  • Date: 1995
  • Author(s): Comité technique 1 Caractéristiques de Surface / Technical Committee 1 Surface Characteristics
  • Domain(s): Road Assets Management / Road Pavements
  • Type: Bilingual English - French, published in 1995
  • PIARC Ref.: 01.03.BEN
  • ISBN: 2-84060-029-3
  • Number of pages: 238

This site uses cookies to optimize its operation. They allow you to securely access your personal space and download our publications. You accept their use by clicking on the "Continue" button.