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)”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The brochure emphasizes the growing importance of ecological factors in road construction due to environmental considerations in politics and society.
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.
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.
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 […]
Low-noise concrete pavements are the standard today. They contribute to addressing the general issue of environmental noise, as required by the Environmental Noise Directive (END) of the European Union. Traffic noise has become an important criterion in the design and construction of transport infrastructure. Modern concrete road surfaces are competitive with dense asphalt surfaces in terms of rolling noise. […]