PIARC presenting latest reports on tunnel operations

Thousands of the world’s foremost experts in road infrastructure, transport and technology met in Abu Dhabi this October for the first ever World Road Congress to be held in the Middle East. 

Organized by the World Road Association (PIARC) and the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (DoT), the major event attract more than 5,000 delegates from 120 countries and with at least 40 government ministers.

The Technical Committee D.5, Road Tunnel Operations, have a good reputation on delivery of relevant reports on sustainable road tunnel operations, and the committee contributed also this time to an improved understanding of tunnel operations and safety management. 

The new technical reports of PIARC in the field of Road tunnel operations are:

  • General Principles to Improve Accessibility for Persons with Reduced Mobility in Road Tunnels

  • Introduction to the RAMS Concept for Road Tunnel Operation

  • Prevention and Mitigation of Tunnel-Related Collisions

  • Road Tunnels: Vehicle Emissions and Air Demand for Ventilation

Since the first World Road Congress held in Paris in 1908, PIARC has organized Congresses every four years with the aim of sharing worldwide techniques, innovations, political strategies, trends and developments, best practices and experiences in the fields of road, infrastructures and transport between Ministers, governments, private sector, road and transport administrations and organizations, academics, solutions’ providers, experts and practitioners from more than 120 countries across the planet.

Since 1957, date of creation by PIARC of the "Committee on Road Tunnels", the Association has conducted an ongoing activity on all matters relating to the operation of road tunnels: geometry, equipment and maintenance, operating, safety and environment.

Our contribution: Member and secretary of working group 2 and member of working group 3 and invited expert and liasion between PIARC and the International Tunneling Association´s Comittee On Safety in Underground Facilities (ITA-COSUF).

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