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EUPAVE, the European Concrete Paving Association, was formed in 2017 with the objective of promoting cement and concrete application in transport infrastructure.

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13th International Symposium on Concrete Roads

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131 abstracts received for the 13th International Symposium on Concrete Roads

The German "InformationsZentrum Beton", together with EUPAVE and their partners are pleased to announce the receipt of no less than 131 abstracts for the 13th International Symposium on Concrete Roads.

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EUPAVE event “Road infrastructure for connected, autonomous and electric vehicles"

On Wednesday, 28 June EUPAVE and MEP Isabella De Monte held a breakfast debate on “Road infrastructure for connected, autonomous and electric vehicles” in the European Parliament. Around 40 attendees included several MEPs and representatives of the European Commission.









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Save the date - EUPAVE 10-year anniversary event, 11 December 2017

EUPAVE has the pleasure to announce its 10-year anniversary event, Monday 11 December from 18:00 at Hôtel Métropole (Brussels).
Invitation and programme to come.

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Event - Breakfast debate on "road infrastructure for connected, autonomous and electric vehicles"

Isabella De Monte, MEP, and the European Concrete Paving Association, EUPAVE have the pleasure to invite you to their breakfast debate on “Road infrastructure for connected, autonomous and electric vehicles”. The event will be held Wednesday 28 June from 8.00 to 9.30 at the Members' restaurant of the European Parliament.

Read the full article here.

EUPAVE & ISCP announce joint webinar on "Best Practices of Concrete Overlays in the U.S."

The International Society for Concrete Pavements and EUPAVE have the pleasure of announcing a joint webinar on “Best Practices of Concrete Overlays in the U.S.”. The webinar will be held on 31 May 2017 from 15.30 to 17.00 (Brussels time).

Read the full article here.

EUPAVE present at FEHRL Infrastructure Research Meeting

FEHRL (the Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories) organised the 2017 FEHRL Infrastructure Research Meeting (FIRM17) from 5-7 April 2017. EUPAVE Secretary General, Karl Downey, and Carsten Karcher of EAPA presented their joint EUPAVE-EAPA-FEHRL position paper.

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Call for abstracts - 13th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CONCRETE ROADS

The German "InformationsZentrum Beton", together with EUPAVE and their partners are pleased to invite you to take part in the promising International Symposium on Concrete Roads with motto "Concrete connects" from 19 to 22 June 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

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EUPAVE new publication "Achieving and maintaining the evenness of concrete pavements"

In February, EUPAVE has released a new publication on "Achieving and maintaining the evenness of concrete pavements". The publication is available for free for our partners and members and for €50 for the general public.

Read the full article here.

ECLIPS workshop - Innovative and Sustainable Concrete Pavements, 23 March 2017

EUPAVE held the ECLIPS workshop on “Innovative and Sustainable Concrete Pavements” on 23 March 2017 in Brussels.

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EUPAVE Newsletter (March 2017): "call for abstracts" for the 13th International Symposium on Concrete Roads

The German "InformationsZentrum Beton", together with EUPAVE and their partners are in full preparation of the 13ISCR and they are pleased to invite you to take part in this promising Symposium. Anyone interested is invited to submit an abstract related to the themes listed below.

Read the full newsletter here

EUPAVE responds to consultation on CEF mid-term evaluation

The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) is a EU funding instrument for infrastructure investment at European level covering energy, transport and telecoms. As 2017 marks the mid-term of the program, the European Commission is evaluating progress.

Read the full article here.

CEMEX joins EUPAVE

CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable service to customers and communities in more than 50 countries throughout the world, and maintains trade relationships in over 100 nations.

Read the full article here.

EUPAVE workshop “The right concrete mix for the right surface” - 23 February 2017

EUPAVE held its third Workshop on “Best Practices in Concrete Paving” on 23 February 2017 in Brussels. The theme of this edition was “The right concrete mix for the right surface”.

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CEN publishes CWA “Indicators for the sustainability assessment of roads”

In November, CEN, the European Committee for Standardisation, published CWA 17089:2016 “Indicators for the sustainability assessment of roads”.

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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 and HeidelbergCement join EUPAVE

EUPAVE welcome Guntert & Zimmerman and HeidelbergCement 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.

Read the full article here.

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

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