The Federation of the Belgian Cement Industry, FEBELCEM, and the European Concrete Paving Association, EUPAVE organised on 12 September 2019 a joint workshop on “Two-layer concrete pavements” at MATEXPO 2019, Kortrijk.
MATEXPO is a biennial international trade fair for building equipment at Kortrijk Xpo. As the third largest trade fair of its type in Europe, it has an established reputation and receives more than 40,000 visitors.
Mr. Wim Kramer from Cement&Beton Centrum (Netherlands) and Chairman of EUPAVE’s Best Practices Working Group, opened the workshop and introduced EUPAVE and the speakers to the 70 participants.
The first presentation was given by Luc Rens from EUPAVE and FEBELCEM on “Two-layer concrete pavements for motorways and public spaces”. Mr. Rens gave a general introduction on what two-lift concrete pavement (2LCP) is, why using it and its benefits. He also presented 3 cases of decorative concrete pavements and gave examples of highways/motorways in two-layered JPCP and CRCP.
Mr. Martin Datzert from WIRTGEN (Germany) then introduced the “German experience on two-layer concrete for motorways”. Mr. Datzert started by explaining the different paving technologies and focused on dual layer paving with two different concrete mixes.
Mr. Filip Covemaeker, TRBA, gave a case study of the bypass road of Couvin E420/N5. Mr. Covemaeker showed a presentation video of the company TRBA and informed the participants on the project, the equipment used and the quality and benefits of using such technique.
Afterwards, at the outdoor exhibition, the audience visited the stands of De Bruycker-Kemp and Wirtgen where slipform pavers from Gomaco and Wirtgen were presented.
The workshop and visit ended with a walking lunch organised by MATEXPO.
We wish to thank one more time our speakers for their great contribution and the MATEXPO team for the opportunity of organising this event.