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Classification of Tunnels, Existing Guidelines and Experiences, Recommendations

There is growing interest in the use of classification systems for establishing consistent, safe and economic standards for equipping, operating, maintaining and refurbishing road tunnels.

As part of its programme of work for the PIARC Committee on Road Tunnels, the Working Group "Operation, Maintenance and Management" undertook a review of chapter 1.1 "Safety - Safety Equipment - Fire Fighting Facilities and Equipment" contained in the report to the XVIIIth World Road Congress in Brussels (PIARC reference 18.05.E - 1987).

The purpose of this report is to summarize the outcome of the study. It includes a comprehensive review of the parallel study of tunnel classification prepared by the Working Group "Fire and Smoke Control" of the PIARC Committee on Road Tunnels.

Information sheet

  • Date: 1995
  • Author(s): Comité technique 5 Tunnels routiers / Technical Committee 5 Road Tunnels
  • Domain(s): Road Tunnel Operations
  • Type: Bilingual English - French, published in 1995
    You can find this report in CD-ROUTE
  • PIARC Ref.: 05.03.BEN
  • ISBN: 2-84060-035-8
  • Number of pages: 44