QUESTION II - CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE. GENERAL REPORT. IN: XIXTH WORLD ROAD CONGRESS, MARRAKESH, 22-28 SEPTEMBER 1991

The main points conveyed by this publication appear below. (1) The idea of the whole life cost of road investment is increasingly being considered, (2) Most countries now require mandatory environmental impact considerations when planning new roads or pavement maintenance, (3) Cost considerations and environmental impact lead to efforts to find the best ways of adapting to local conditions and to the use of marginal/recyclable material for construction, (4) Increasing use of geosynthetics is referred to in most national reports, (5) Use of modified binders in all pavement layers has become widespread, (6) Use of thin surfacing treatments for the economical provision of surface characteristics is widely reported, (7) Mechanization and modern techniques are being introduced everywhere, (8) Planning methods and processes need to be adapted for application in developing countries; especially design techniques and forecasting methods, and (9) Among innovations, most are concerning bridges and deal with protection, maintenance and rehabilitation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Permanent International Association of Road Congr

    2 Boulevard de la Tour Maubourg
    F-75007 Paris,   France 
  • Publication Date: 1991-6

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  • Pagination: 96 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00615104
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 19.32.B
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1991 12:00AM