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EUPAVE, the European Concrete Paving Association, was formed in 2007 with the objective of promoting cement and concrete applications in transport infrastructure.

 

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Invitation: EUPAVE workshop on Best Practices in Concrete Paving

Two workshops will be held in the coming months, the 3rd workshop on Best Practices in Concrete Paving next 23 February and ECLIPS workshop the 23 March.

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Guntert & Zimmerman joins EUPAVE

EUPAVE welcome Guntert & Zimmerman in 2017.

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Spanish version of EUPAVE's position papers

IECA, the Spanish Institute of Cement and its Applications, member of EUPAVE, published the Spanish version of two of our position papers on Healthy Competition and Public Procurement Directives.

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New MIT study on targeting maintenance for CO2 savings

A recent study by MIT entitled “Carbon management of infrastructure performance: Integrated big data analytics and pavement-vehicle-interactions” shows how data about the influence of pavements on vehicle emissions can be used to guide maintenance plans so that they maximise reductions in CO2 emissions from vehicles.

Read the full article here.

2016 EUPAVE Christmas Dinner Debate

EUPAVE celebrated yesterday its traditional Christmas dinner debate with guest of honour Matthew Baldwin, Deputy-Director General DG MOVE of the European Commission, on the topic of “The role of transport infrastructure for road safety & automated connected and electric vehicles”.

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EUPAVE position on Connected, Autonomous and Electric Vehicles

EUPAVE released a position paper on Connected, Autonomous and Electric Vehicles on the occasion of its Christmas Dinner Debate held under the theme, the role of transport infrastructure for road safety and automated, connected and electric vehicles.

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Become a Partner of EUPAVE

In 2014, EUPAVE created a new membership category - “Partner” - specially designed for contractors, designers, road construction engineers, research institutes and academia and professionals. EUPAVE now has 11 Partners, who are mostly contractors and practitioners.

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ECLIPS releases its second technote and announces its workshop

ECLIPS, multi-national project funded through the Infravation grant of the European Union, published its second technote on use of phase change materials (PCMs) to mitigate early age thermal cracking in concrete. It took advantage of the opportunity to annouce its workshop on 23 March 2017.

Read the full news here.

EUPAVE calls on Member States to take full advantage of new EU rules on public procurement

Since 18 April 2016, new EU rules on Public Procurement and Concessions are in effect. The new Directives offer a chance to move away from “lowest initial cost” criteria and promote procurement that is environmentally and economically more sustainable.

Read the full article and the position paper here.

EUPAVE publication on Soil stabilisation and in-situ pavement recycling

EUPAVE has released a new brochure entitled “Soil stabilisation and in-situ pavement recycling, two of the most sustainable road construction techniques”.

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ECLIPS releases its first technote

ECLIPS, the multi-national project funded through the Infravation grand of the European Union, released its first technote on microstructural and thermal characterization of cementitious systems containing Phase Change Materials (PCMs).

Read the full news here.

EUPAVE-EAPA-FEHRL publication on CO2 savings by maintaining and upgrading roads 

EUPAVE (the European Concrete Paving Association) today released a joint publication with EAPA (the European Asphalt Pavement Association) and FEHRL (the Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories) entitled “Road pavement industries highlight huge CO2 savings offered by maintaining and upgrading roads”.

Read the full article and the publication HERE

Save the Date: 20-22 June 2018
13th International Symposium on Concrete Roads 

The 13th International Symposium on Concrete Roads will take place on 20-22 June 2018 in Berlin.

Click here to download the First Announcement and Save the Date flyer.

Further information will be available shortly.

 

Press Release:
"Communication on decarbonisation of transport: Road pavement sector highlights role of road infrastructure"

On 20 July 2016, the European Union has released its communication on “A European Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility” (COM(2016) 501), which covers all transport modes. Regarding road transport, the Communication puts forward measures on efficiency of vehicles, decarbonisation of fuels and management of road traffic activity.  

Three associations active in road construction - EUPAVE (the European Concrete Paving Association), EAPA (the European Asphalt Pavement Association) and FEHRL (the Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories) - jointly highlight the opportunity offered by the road pavement itself to reduce CO2 and other emissions from vehicles.

Click here to read the press release.

US paving trends - what lessons for Europe? 

A new report from the Portland Cement Association (PCA) examines paving trends in the United States. Concrete paving's share for roads in the US remains at a level similar to what it was 10 years ago, and is currently at 15.1%. The report notes that the share of concrete versus asphalt is primarily determined by the cost of paving in each material. Interestingly, it is shown that while asphalt prices rise with oil prices, a drop in oil prices results in a lesser drop in asphalt prices. The authors point to three factors for this anomaly: changes in oil refining processes mean less bitumen by-product is being produced; increased demand thanks to the resurging US economy; and a lack of competition between paving industries.

To read the full article by EUPAVE Secretary General Karl Downey and to download the PCA report, click HERE.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SAVE THE DATE
June 20-22, 2018
Berlin, Germany
13th International Symposium on Concrete Roads 

For more events, click HERE.