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Final PERSUADE seminar at BRRC, Sterrebeek

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On 24th August 2015, about seventy delegates from fifteen countries gathered in BRRC’s auditorium at Sterrebeek to attend the final PERSUADE seminar (acronym of PoroElastic Road SUrface: an innovation to Avoid Damages to the Environment).

The objective of this six-year European research project (September 1, 2009 – August 31, 2015) led by BRRC was to develop a safe and durable poroelastic road surface, as a means to control road traffic noise.

A poroelastic road surface is composed of rubber granules (from recycled car tyres), small-sized stone aggregate and a number of additives, which are bound with an elastic synthetic resin (polyurethane). It contains no bitumen and must, therefore, not be confused with rubberized asphalt.

Earlier experiments had demonstrated that such a road surface can reduce road traffic noise by 7 to 12 dB. For comparison, a 4 m high noise screen has a noise-abating effect of about 8 dB.

However, durability was inadequate, especially for fretting and adhesion to the underlying layer. Further extensive research was necessary to improve those aspects and to find the answers to a number of pending questions.

Climate change – Stakes for road construction – PIARC’s declaration of intent for a common approach

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The environment and the attendant stakes for road construction have been a topic of major interest to BRRC for many years.

Statistical Pass-By (SPB) method – BRRC information leaflet F67

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The Statistical Pass-By (SPB) method is a method to sample noise from traffic on a given road surface, with a view to assessing the influence of the road surface on traffic noise.

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