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Earthworks and (sub)base layers

Earthworks and earthmoving projects are indisputably important in the construction of transport infrastructure. They have a decisive impact on the economics and environment-friendliness of a road project and more generally on the observance of the concept of sustainable development.

The specifications applying to the execution and inspection of earthworks wary widely from one country to the next. One of the objectives of CEN technical committee TC396 Earthworks is to try and harmonize them.

Characterization of recycled materials for use in road construction and determination of permanent deformations with the cyclic load triaxial test

Project carried out with financial support from the Federal Public Service (FPS) Economy, SMEs, Self-Employed and Energy (Contracts CC CCN/PN/NBN-506 and CC CCN/PN/NBN-556 – 1st September 2008 - 1st September 2010)

Characterization of recycled materials for use in road construction and determination of the resilient moduli with the cyclic load triaxial test

Project carried out with financial support from the Federal Public Service (FPS) Economy, SMEs, Self-Employed and Energy (Conventions CCN 309 and CCN 359 – 1st March 2006 through 1st September 2008 – Conventions CCN 506 and CCN 556 – 1st September 2008 through 1st September 2010 – Conventions CCN 807 and CCN 857 – 1st September 2011 through 1st September 2013).

Sustainability of asphalt pavements

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Global warming is caused mainly by increased concentrations of greenhouse gases, in which CO2 emissions play a major part. Prompted by a number of developments such as the Kyoto protocol, road managers, road contractors and material producers try to reduce emissions. The transport sector is responsible for approximately 25 % of all greenhouse gas emissions, with the greater part being due to road transport. Energy consumption is also closely monitored in the road construction sector. Road managers and contractors have an interest in quantifying greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption.

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