EUPAVE, the European Concrete Paving Association, was formed in 2007 with the objective to promote all cement and concrete products to the transport infrastructure.

Invitation to the debate on "Upgrading Europe's road network" 
Wednesday 25 March, Brussels

Peter van Dalen MEP and EUPAVE invite you to the debate on "Upgrading Europe's road network" on 25 March 2015 in Brussels.

Transport infrastructure is fundamental for the smooth operation of the internal market, for the mobility of persons and goods and for the economic, social and territorial cohesion of the European Union.

With contributions from the European concrete industry, this debate will consider the road as a vital link in transport infrastructure and discuss how to ease traffic flow, reduce congestion, reduce journey time, enhance road safety and contribute to the EU's climate change objectives.

For further details please see the attached programme.

Please email info@eupave.eu by 16 March to register for the event, including your name and organisation. We look forward to welcoming you on 25 March.


EUPAVE dinner debate with the European Commission - discussing infrastructure and sustainability

On the 17th of December, EUPAVE held its traditional Christmas dinner in the restaurant Aux Armes de Bruxelles. The event, which gathered members and partners of the association, had as special guest the European Commission, represented by DG MOVE's Head of Unit on Research and Innovative Transport Systems, Mr Keir Fitch.

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Mr. Keir Fitch, Head of Unit on Research and Innovative Transport Systems, DG MOVE 

While noting that the Commission is technology-neutral, Mr Fitch also appreciated EUPAVE's efforts in promoting sustainable transport infrastructure and was interested in knowing more about long-life cycle assessment of concrete pavements. He also explained to EUPAVE that the Commission lacks a harmonised mechanism to evaluate the sustainability of infrastructure solutions.

Mr. Fitch and EUPAVE Members 

Visit EU Affairs to read more on the event. 


12th International Symposium on Concrete Roads - A Great Success!

The 12th International Symposium on Concrete Roads, held on 23-26 September 2014 at the Clarion Congress Hotel in Prague, was a great success, exceeding the high expectations set by previous editions of this Symposium. More than 400 delegates, sponsors, exhibitors and guests participated in the event, including representatives from 41 countries. The Symposium offered more than 130 peer-reviewed technical papers in 3 parallel sessions, a poster session, and 3 technical visits.

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During three days the participants had the occasion to learn about the latest developments, new applications, studies and research in the field of design, construction, maintenance, monitoring and rehabilitation of concrete pavements.

Mr. Gerald Voigt, P.E., President & CEO American Concrete Pavement Association, made a remarkable keynote speech entitled “Perspectives on the Future of Concrete Pavement... Using Lessons from the Past”.

Mr. Gerald Voigt (ACPA)

The Symposium's Programme covered a number of essential topics which were discussed during the academic sessions of posters and presentations.

To read more, click HERE.

EUPAVE announces new brochure entitled:
"Upgrading Europe's Road Freight Network"
Concrete Inlays and Road Widening

European Commission has adopted the new EU infrastructure policy “The Trans-European Transport (TEN-T) Networks” which will put in place a powerful European transport network across the 28 Member States to promote growth and competitiveness.
The road is a vital link in transport infrastructure. Harmonisation in quality of the road and operation as well as the capacity of the infrastructure can provide continuous mobility on European corridors. 

The challenge is to improve the road network in order to ease traffic flow, reduce congestion, reduce journey time and enhance road safety.

This publication presents two solutions for upgrading existing infrastructure:
• Concrete inlays,
• Road widening,
and also provides useful examples of a tool to aid in decision-making between different options.

The publication is offered free in PDF format to EUPAVE Supporters.
Becoming a SUPPORTER of EUPAVE is free of charge, while you will have access to:

EUPAVE Newsletter

Free access to digital copies of EUPAVE publications

Send an email to info@eupave.eu confirming your affiliation to EUPAVE as a SUPPORTER and request for a free softcopy of the brochure "Upgrading Europe's Road Freight Network".  

Visit EUPAVE Publications website.


FINAL PROGRAMME now available for the 12th International Symposium on Concrete Roads

• More than 100 interesting technical presentations in the field of concrete surfaces!
• Three unique concrete technical visits directly in Prague and its surroundings!
• Evening social event in one of the well-known and extraordinary art nouveau historical buildings in the whole Europe - Brevnov Monastery!
• Magic one-hundred towers Prague is attracting you!


Please note that the Book of Abstracts will be available to the participants only.

Do not miss this unforgettable chance and visit Prague!

„Innovative solutions - Benefiting society“

Please click here to visit the SYMPOSIUM OFFICIAL WEBPAGE and register.


12th International Symposium on Concrete Roads
23-26 September 2014, Prague

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Click here for the Sponsorhip and Exhibition Brochure



MEP Pablo Arias Echeverría and EUPAVE held a successful debate on the contribution of innovative concrete pavements for the benefits of citizens, urban areas and transport. Participants agreed that smart, green, low-maintenance and climate-resilient road infrastructure can help transforming the European transport system into a sustainable and competitive one.

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Opening the event, MEP Arias Echeverría welcomed a group of fifty representatives from the EU institutions (European Parliament, European Commission) and European associations and companies while highlighting the need to go for the greening of transport infrastructure.

During his speech, Keir Fitch (DG MOVE, European Commission) reminded about EU transport funding opportunities like Horizon 2020 or Connecting Europe Facility to help "laboratory research projects to become demonstrated in a larger scale".

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To read more about the event, visit EU Affairs webpage.


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for the 12th International Symposium on Concrete Roads
23-26 September 2014, Prague

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We are pleased to announce that the registration for the 12th International Symposium on Concrete Roads in now open.



EUPAVE welcomes a new President and Vice-President

We are pleased to announce the election of Mr. Stéphane Nicoud as President and Mr. André Burger as Vice-President of EUPAVE.

Mr. Stéphane Nicoud started his career in French Road Administration as manager of a road department in France and then as pre-accession adviser in Poland. He subsequently joined the building material industry with Tarmac International in Germany as business development manager and for the last 6 years with Holcim in Switzerland where he currently is the head of large construction projects. He holds engineering degrees from the Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees and a MBA from INSEAD.

Mr. André Burger graduated as civil engineer at the Delft University of Technology and started his career as consultant at Delft Hydraulics and specialised in design and engineering of hydraulic structures. Since he joined the cement industry in 1989 he worked in several technical marketing functions and as technical marketing director became responsible for the activities in relation to the application of concrete in infrastructure. Currently, he is the Director of Cement&BetonCentrum, the Dutch Cement Industry Association. 

Mr. Aniceto Zaragoza Ramirez (Oficemen) and Mr. David Jones (Britpave Barrier Systems) stood down their positions as President and Vice-President respectively during the Board Meeting in October 2013.

Vice-President André Burger handed two commemorative plates to former President and Vice-President, Mr. Aniceto Zaragoza and Mr. David Jones, in grateful appreciation for their excellent work for EUPAVE since its creation in 2007 until today.

Mr. Aniceto Zaragoza receives his plaquet

Mr. Aniceto Zaragoza (left) and Mr. David Jones (right) received their plaquets

Mr. David Jones receives his plaquet

EUPAVE held a successful dinner debate with the European Commission

On 5 December 2013, EUPAVE held a successful dinner debate with the European Commission. The event had a very high-level representative from the European Union. European Commission's Director-General for the Joint Research Centre, Mr Dominique Ristori, honoured with his presence the debate entitled "How to provide EU policies with independent, evidence-based scientific and technical support?".

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Mr. Dominique Ristori, Director-General of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (right) and Mr. André Burger, EUPAVE Vice-President (left)

The association found a friend in Dominique Ristori, Director-General of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, who acknowledged that the EU institutions should further recognize the importance and contribution to the society's economic wellbeing of key sectors such as the concrete paving one.

Members of EUPAVE actively contributed to the debate and addressed relevant issues such as industrial competitiveness, research, internal market, standards and market competition with third countries and emerging economies.

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Mr. Pierre Nicolas, the European Commission Joint Research Centre (right) and Mr. André Jasienski, EUPAVE Board Member (left)

Please click HERE to read more about the event and the press release.


Live crash-demo at the Nürburgring - no sensation but an instructive demonstration of the functioning of concrete safety barriers

Around 150 participants were gathered on 25 September 2013 on the Formula 1 track of the Nürburgring in Germany for an exciting event on safety barriers. The “Verkehrsforum West” was organised by Betonmarketing West.

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EUPAVE was supporting this event and Managing Director Luc Rens addressed an opening word presenting EUPAVE and its activities and highlighting the importance of this topic for our association.

The  presentations dealt with the German technical documents related to the materials and installation of vehicle restraint systems, with the influence of the subgrade on systems with posts and with the variety of slipformed concrete elements.

Yet the most thrilling part was undoubtedly the live demonstration by stuntman Klaus Förster who showed three collisions under angles of 8, 11 and 15° with a precast concrete Stepbarrier. 

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Click here for to see the video of the live-crash demo, for details and more photos of the event.

Participation of EUPAVE in the PIARC Technical Committee TC4.2  on Road Pavements

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The Technical Committee on Road Pavements of the World Road Association PIARC held its last meeting in Liège, Belgium on 9 and 10 September 2013, just before the Belgian Road Congress.  EUPAVE is represented as liaison member in this TC by Luc Rens.  

The three themes that are dealt with in different Working Groups are :
- WG1 : Road condition monitoring and road/vehicle interaction;
- WG2 : Recycling and reuse of pavement materials;
- WG3 : Reducing the life cycle carbon footprint of pavement construction.

EUPAVE is involved in WG3 and will contribute with case studies on the reduction of carbon footprint through the use of recycled aggregates, the use of blended cements and the optimisation of concrete batching plants.  Any valuable information is welcome and can be sent to l.rens@eupave.eu.


New Brochure on Roller Compacted Concrete Pavements by ERMCO

Roller Compacted Concrete Pavements, being a sustainable construction solution, are becoming more popular in many countries worldwide.

RCC provides a cost effective solution for pavements where rapid construction is needed and reduced maintenance is required.

EUPAVE member ERMCO, the European Ready Mixed Concrete Organization, has recently published a brochure entitled “ERMCO Guide to roller compacted concrete for pavements”. This guide provides an introduction to RCC pavements and a model specification for use in Europe.

To read and download the brochure, click HERE. We wish you good reading.

To visit ERMCO website: www.ermco.eu

12th International Symposium on Concrete Roads
23-26 September 2014, Prague

The brochure covers the details of partnership opportunities, including the conditions of participation as an exhibitor (the exhibition will run simultaneously with the programme of the Symposium and in the same venue).

Please click HERE to download the brochure.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Prague in September 2014!


The EUPAVE Brochure “Concrete Roads: a Smart and Sustainable Choice” is now available in 6 languages:

* English,
* Dutch,
* French,
* Spanish,
* Turkish,
* Greek.

The EUPAVE brochure “Concrete Roads: a Smart and Sustainable Choice” has been a real success story from the day it has been published in September 2009. It has been downloaded already over 6700 times since then, which is downloaded about 240 times monthly, and in addition, it has been reproduced by several EUPAVE members in their native language.

Recently, the Hellenic Cement Industry Association has announced the translation of the brochure in Greek, which brings the total number of languages to 6.

And this is not the end: Soon a seventh language will be added to the list: a Portuguese version is in preparation today. 

Please visit "EUPAVE Publications" for more information.


May 5, 2015
Zurich, Switzerland
Conference on Concrete Roads, Zurich-Airport
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June 4-5, 2015
Istanbul, Turkey
XVII. ERMCO Congress
Click here for Call For Papers

For more events, click HERE.