EUPAVE Publications 

One of the huge tasks EUPAVE aims to achieve, is to pass on as much as possible technical information related to publications, studies, worksite visits, etc.

On this page, we will give you a small overview on the different publications that are available, relevant to the sector.  This list is non-exhaustive and we look forward in receiving your input by email.


"Soil stabilisation and in-situ pavement recycling"

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

The publication highlights how recycling worn out asphalt pavement leads to not only environmental but also economic benefits. Indeed, recycling the existing soil means less emission of pollutants, less nuisance and less degradation of the adjacent road network among other advantages.

The brochure also shows benefits of soil stabilisation with binders as an environmental-friendly and cost effective method of converting poor quality soil into structural layers with high bearing capacity.

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"Durable Low-Noise Concrete Pavements"

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Controlling traffic noise has become an increasingly important priority in recent decades. The European Union addressed the general issue of environmental noise in a 2002 European Directive known as the "Environmental Noise Directive (END)”.

Traffic noise forms a major part of the problem and can be abated by the construction of noise barriers and/or low-noise surfaces, the latter being the most efficient solution.

In this brochure EUPAVE shows concrete pavements are not as noisy they are often perceived; provide examples of techniques to ensure low-noise concrete pavements and look at case studies and real data showing concrete's performance.

In order to make the right choice of pavement, a global evaluation is needed taking into account the safety, durability, the life cycle cost and the surface characteristics.

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"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.

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"Concrete Roundabouts"

In many European countries there is an increasing interest in the use of roundabouts instead of signalized intersections. Concrete roundabouts provide sufficient strength to withstand the stresses induced by intense and heavy traffic and offer a safe and continuous traffic flow.  

This publication helps designers, engineers and decision makers by presenting the advantages of concrete roundabouts and the design and construction aspects of a jointed plain, a jointed reinforced or a continuously reinforced concrete pavement.

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"Concrete Safety Barriers: A Safe and Sustainable Choice"

Safer road infrastructure is one of the strategic objectives of the European Commission (EC) through safer roads. Another concern of the EC is the use of sustainable solutions with respect to Green Public Procurement concept. Concrete safety barriers give answer to both issues of road safety and sustainability. 

EUPAVE is proud to release the brochure on Concrete Safety Barriers. In this publication you will find the:
Benefits of Concrete Safety Barriers

History of Concrete Safety Barriers in Europe

A brief chapter on the European Standards: EN1317

Concrete Safety Barriers and Protection of Motorcyclists

Concrete Safety Barriers and Noise Barriers

Sustainability of Concrete Safety Barriers

Design and Construction.

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"Concrete Pavements Contribute to Decarbonising of Transport"

Combating climate change is a major environmental concern for the European Union. Surface transport represents 28% of total CO2 emissions of which 75% are generated by road transport. Consequently, developing a more sustainable transport network is a priority.

This brochure aims at disseminating the benefits of concrete against global warming, focusing on the fact that trucks consume less fuel on rigid pavements compared to flexible pavements. This statement, supported by international studies and researches of which the results are shown in this document, must become a key variable in decision making processes for sustainable infrastructure and, hopefully, become part of evaluation procedures for green public procurement.

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"Life Cycle Assessment For Road Construction and Use"

The brochure emphasizes the growing importance of ecological factors in road construction due to environmental considerations in politics and society. The study is based on the evaluation of environmental impact of motorways, that is performed through a life cycle assessment according to ISO 14040.

The research presented in this publication is rewarded with the “Best Marketing Paper Award” during 11th International Symposium on Concrete Roads, Seville, Spain.

The publication is offered free in PDF format, here. Send an email to to request a printed version (Members:3, Non-Members:25 ; plus shipping cost.).

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“Contribution of Concrete Pavements to the Safety of Tunnels in case of Fire”

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The publication of the IECA (Spanish Institute for Cement and its Applications) is translated into English by EUPAVE. The brochure highlights the importance of choosing the appropriate material for tunnel construction to ensure high safety and reliable availability to traffic, and explains how concrete contributes to the safety of tunnels in case of fire in comparison with other paving materials.

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“Concrete Roads: a Smart and Sustainable Choice” - the LEAFLET

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A shortened version of EUPAVE's publication "Concrete Roads: a Smart and Sustainable Choice" was published in the first month of 2010.  The full publication's little brother informs on the essential factors related to environment, society and economy and shows that the modern concrete road can be a sustainable solution.

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“Concrete Roads: a Smart and Sustainable Choice”

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In September 2009, EUPAVE released its first publication "Concrete Roads: a Smart and Sustainable Choice".

This brochure draws on international experience to show that the modern concrete road can be a sustainable solution for our society and that it satisfies the basic criteria for sustainable construction in respect of the environment, economy and society.

The brochure is also available in Spanish, Dutch, French, Turkish and an extended version in Greek.

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