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List of tests for bitumens and asphalt mixtures

BRRC has several tests for bitumens and asphalt mixtures, which are used both for research purposes and in giving assistance to third parties.

Development of performance tests for, and determination of the performance characteristics of, coloured bituminous pavements

This project was funded by the Belgian Bureau for Standardization (NBN) for a period of four years (1/10/2011 - 30/09/2014). It aimed mainly to:

  • develop performance tests for the objective determination of the colour and colourfastness of coloured bituminous mixtures;
  • assess the impact of the specific materials used on the mechanical performance characteristics of coloured asphalt mixtures;
  • verify the suitability of the European test methods for acceptance before and after laying.

European test methods for bituminous mixtures and binders: improvements for sustainable development

L’objectif de ce projet de deux ans (1/10/2012 – 30/9/2014), subsidié par le NBN, était de continuer à développer et à améliorer les méthodes d’essai européennes qui tombent dans le domaine de travail des comités de normalisation européens CEN TC227/WG1 (pour mélanges bitumineux) et CEN TC336/WG1 (pour liants).

Construction Products Regulation and role of the declaration of performance

Construction Products Regulation (CPR) (EU) No 305/2011 has been fully applicable since 1st July 2013. It has definitively replaced Construction Products Directive (CPD) 89/106/EEC. With this new regulation the European Commission (EC) intends to clear up a number of persistent misunderstandings arising mainly from confusion with other directives which also underlie CE marking.