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Preparing in Florence for The World Road Congress

Preparing in Florence for The World Road Congress

In late march 2019, we had a meeting in the international D.5 Road Tunnel Operations Committee, in Florence. The meeting focused on the outcomes from the 2016 - 2019 cycle and the reports and preparation of the presentations to the world road congress in Abu Dhabi in November. 

 

PIARC meeting on Human Factors and ITS

PIARC meeting on Human Factors and ITS

In march 2019, I invited PIARC D.5 Road Tunnel Operations Committee, Workgroup 3 Human factors and ITS, to Bergen for a final meeting before papers being presented later this year on the world congress in Abu Dhabi. The workgroup is working with a report on case studies and recommendations on provisions for persons of reduced mobility and a technology watch on Intelligent Transports Systems (ITS). 

Expert Meeting/Workshop on NEC

Expert Meeting/Workshop on NEC

New energy carriers (also known as NEC) for road transport, such as battery electric cars, and fuel cell cars, entail new risks for the safety of tunnels and underground parking lots. In order to get an idea of the magnitude of these risks are and how they can be controlled, research is needed, preferably in a European context. That is the most important outcome of the two-day international Workshop on NEC in Road Tunnels that took place in Utrecht on 20 and 21 and was organized by KPT, ITA-COSUF and PIARC.

Use of new materials in tunnels

Use of new materials in tunnels

New materials can in many cases have properties that are better suited to build, operate and maintain, and ultimately to rehabilitate and recycle. New materials can also last longer and have other properties that can provide improvements in terms of fire, traffic accidents and other external stresses. In addition, new materials can have a much better environmental profile than today's solutions, both in terms of component content, but also in relation to transport and installation. New materials can also have a very favorable impact on health, environment and safety due to low weight, and greater opportunities for developing smart solutions.

Standardization on the agenda

Standardization on the agenda

Society is built on standards, and standards promote innovation! When everyone in the industry uses the same starting point - a common standard - then good practice can be implemented more easily, which in turn makes it easier to build our society in a safe, sustainable and profitable way.

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