The main topic of this sixth fact sheet is how concrete contributes to more ecological water management. Water is a scare resource that we must handle with care, in an integrated manner throughout the water chain. This is even truer now that climate change is leading to wetter winters, drier summers and more extreme weather […]
This publication provides an overview of the basic principles of concrete overlay design and construction on concrete and asphalt-surfaced pavements. It discusses the importance of many deisgn parameters, including overlay bond (or separation), joint layout and design, material selection, overlay thickness, and other details. This document also describes recommended practices for overlay construction and construction […]
The main topics of this fifth fact sheet are the long service life of concrete pavements, their low environmental impact and cost over the life-cycle and the limited maintenance they require, causing minimal disruption. “Roads are essential for the transportation of goods and people and thus play an important role in a country’s economic and […]
The Annual Report provides an excellent overview of the work and objectives of EUPAVE in 2021. We are pleased that we can look back positively on this year and see that our work has been fruitful.
The topic of the fourth fact sheet is “Climate resilience”. “One of the aspects of climate resilience is the capacity of a system to absorb stresses and maintain function in the fact of external stresses imposed unpon it by climate change. For roads and infrastructure, climate resilience efforts aim at addressing the vulnerability with regard to the environmental consequences of climate change.”
The Annual Report provides an excellent overview of the work and objectives of EUPAVE in 2020. We are pleased that we can look back positively on this year and see that our work has been fruitful
EUPAVE would like to ask national governments and EU institutions to consider the role that transport infrastructure, in particular roads, can play for a prompt recovery based on the European Green Deal and carbon neutrality by 2050. When designing national recovery and resilience plans and during the implementation of projects at a later stage, national governments […]
The topic of the third fact sheet is 100% recycling. “Concrete is made with local raw materials and is 100% recyclable. Concrete having reached the end of its life can be crushed to provide aggregates – sand and stones – for use in new concrete or in other cement-bound or unbound applications such as road bases. In […]
The topic of the second fact sheet is “Less Fuel Consumption”. Fuel consumption is not only influenced by the vehicle (type of engine, aerodynamic profile, tyres,…) but also by the pavement it is driving on. The factors related to the surface of the pavement are the evenness, the surface texture and the deflection. While texture […]
Following the release of our infographic “Concrete Pavements make roads more sustainable”, EUPAVE’s working group on Environmental Strategy has decided to release fact sheets focusing on its different items. The first document looks deeper into the high albedo effect: “Albedo is the ability of a surfact to reflect light rays. In case of a light-coloured […]
This publication provides a general overview of the basic principles of JPCPs, as well as an assessment of the influence of the aforementioned factors. In addition to many useful recommendations for the design and construction, this document does not fail to deal with different aspects such as thermal movements, different types of joints and reinforcements. Finally, this publication also contains a guide for the design of joint layouts according to the rules of art.
The Annual Report provides an excellent overview of the work and objectives of EUPAVE in 2019. We are pleased that we can look back positively on this year and see that our work has been fruitful
EUPAVE is committed to a cleaner environment where more sustainable infrastructures play an important role. This was shown, once again, in our latest discussion at the European Parliament, on 11 December 2019, on the same day that the European Green Deal was presented, where private stakeholders, the European Commission and the European Parliament engaged in a discussion […]
This study has been presented by John Elystan Richards during EUPAVE’s Concrete Safety Barriers workshop on Friday, 2nd March 2018. Following a strong interest in the topic, EUPAVE decided to share this study as a EUPAVE publication. “Preface by EUPAVE: The EU Directives on Public Procurement and Concessions are applicable since 18 April 2016. One […]
Roller compacted concrete: making concrete pavements available to the whole pavement building industry The advantages of conventional vibrated concrete pavements are well known: strength, antiskidding properties, luminosity, fire resistance, durability, reduction of fuel consumption, minimal maintenance, more economical than other options in the long term. However, in most cases they must be constructed with machinery […]
The EUPAVE Annual Report provides an excellent overview of the work and objectives of EUPAVE in 2018. We are pleased that we can look back positively on this year and see that our work has been fruitful