2013 Quiet Pavement Technologies Report

The World Road Association (PIARC) offers its comprehensive report on quieter pavement written for engineers, agencies, and highway contractors. The 2013 Quiet Pavement Technologies report is a practical resource containing leading international knowledge on constructing quieter asphalt and Portland cement concrete pavements.

The report offers practical guidance for those aiming to build quieter pavements with porous asphalt, stone–matrix asphalt, thin surfacings, asphalt–rubber mixtures, poroelastic road surfaces, surface treatments, drag textures, diamond grinding, or longitudinal tining. Each surface type is evaluated according to its acoustical effectiveness and durability, safety properties, cost, and structural performance.