IDRRIM : The Institute for Roads, Streets and Infrastructures for Mobility

IDRRIM (Institute for Roads, Streets and Infrastructures for Mobility) federates public and private actors in the field of transport’s infrastructure. As an exchange platform, IDRRIM aims to provide answers to his members’ issues, published referenced documents and to promote French knowledge internationally.

Who we are

Created in 2010*, IDRRIM offers a framework of thinking and acting in order to produce a shared- reference based on standard, good practices, state of art and methodological tools.

As a place of exchange, the Institute aims to provide homogeneous answers to technical and strategical issues and to evolve infrastructures assets to a durable way of conception and management as well as an optimization of their using.

With 50 institutional members of public and private sectors and the mobilization of more than 300 experts within his 9 operational comities, IDRRIM currently represents a label of confidence and reliability for all its partners. Joining the IDRRIM, it’s participating to a collective thinking on economical, technological and societal issues. It’s also beneficiate of exchange opportunities, access to a privilegiate network of informations validated by the technical community and anticipating on future developments to support policy makers, companies and enginners.

*at the initiative of the Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Territorial Development, the Assembly of the Departments of France and the national private-sector engineering and public works federations

4 missions

  • Federate and mobilize the actors of infrastructures
  • Establish a sharing reference system
  • Contribute to qualification of all actors
  • Promote the French excellence on mobility infrastructures

4 axes

  • Infrastructure asset management
  • Adaptation of infrastructures to ecological, climatic, energy and digital transitions
  • Quality, skills, qualifications
  • Promoting innovation : experimentations, sharing, capitalize

+ Transversal actions on prospective, security on construction site, mobility, infrastructure financing

Key numbers

Publications in English

APRIL 2020

EAPIC campaign report series 18 : Determination of strength and modulus of a hydraulically bound fine soil (silt A2)

This inter-comparison campaign evaluated the practice of the determination of strength and modulus of a hydraulically bound fine soil (silt A2).

33 laboratories participated to this campaign.

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EAPIC campaign report series 17: Measurement of stiffness according to standard NF EN 12697-26

This inter-comparison campaign evaluated the practice of measurement of stiffness in 32 laboratories. After a campaign carried out in 2011-2012 on this important characteristic for pavement design, the aim here was to assess any changes in laboratory practices.

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October 2017

EAPIC campaign report series 16 : Determination of air void contents by gyratory compactor

This inter-comparison campaign evaluated the determination of air void contents by giratory compactor in 38 laboratories.

MARCH 2016
Avis technique

Avis Technique n°163 : Variways® v2.1 (English)

The eco-comparator specialized group of the Operational Ruling Comittee of IDRRIM, published a new tecnical ruling on a software for aiding design and decision-making Variways®, developped by the compagny EGIS.

October 2014

White paper : "Maintaining and preserving transport infrastructure assets : a requirement for France"

Sensitize public decision-makers (State and local elected officials) on the need to maintain and preserve the public infrastructure assets, by bringing to their attention all the economic and technical issues underlying political decision-making and budgetary arbitration : this is the objective of the White Paper published by the IDRRIM.

September 2013
Avis technique

Avis Technique n°160 : SEVE (English)

The SEVE software is an eco-comparator developed by the road transport industry to meet its commitment made at the signing of the Voluntary Commitment Agreement on 25 March 2009.

Juin 2009
Note d'information

Info N° 19 - EAPIC to prove the skills of the laboratories

The quality process requires laboratories to prove their skills. Among the means available, inter-comparison experiments are tools which are commonly accepted. Theywere expected by the profession in the field of roadmaterials, but issues related with volumes and the guarantee of sample homogeneity had delayed their application. The EAPIC (Essai d'Aptitude Par Inter-Comparaison, Ability experiment by Inter-Comparison) attempted tomeet this expectation. This information note describes the EAPIC process, a specialized group of the Qualification-Certification sector committee of the CFTR. The EAPIC is in charge of organizing'round robin tests' in the field of road materials (asphalt mixtures, materials treated with hydraulic binders, aggregates...). The test campaigns allow the laboratories to check the quality of their results, by comparison with'real' values, when they exist, or average conventional values obtained by all laboratories. If applicable, statistical processing then shows values different from current results.

Six sessions were organized, including determination of binder content and sieve size analysis of asphalt samples, repeated three times. Two hundred participations were recorded for all these sessions. The main results for repeatability, reproducibility, and if applicable difference against'real' values, are presented.