The European Construction Forum’s newly published “Manifesto” for construction waslaunched at a reception in the European Parliament on 17th November, attended by the President of EAPA – Alan Mackenzie – Simon van der Byl and Ingke Wiese and was hosted by Fiona Hall MEP, a British Liberal MEP from the north east of England.
FP7 TRANSPORT INFORMATION DAYS 2010 were held on 22-23 July 2010 in Brussels. It was organized to support the next round of calls proposals under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7), which was, published end July 2010. The aim of the two-day event was to inform potential researchers about FP7 and the new Transport Calls for Proposals under the ‘Co-operation’ Programme.
The European Commission adopted a working document opening the public consultation on the Future of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). With the Green Paper on the future development of the trans-European transport network, published in February 2009, the Commission had launched a review of the Ten-T. The proposed concept of a dual layer planning approach with a core network as the top layer of the TEN-T was supported by the majority of stakeholders, as well as…
The European Asphalt Pavement Association (EAPA) and NAPA (the USA National Asphalt Pavement Association) and have published ” The Asphalt Paving Industry: A Global Perspective”. This joint publication is intended to give the reader an overview of the world’s asphalt pavement industry. It provides a description of the industry, its scope, and its economic impact. The document includes chemical and physical data about asphalt pavement material, describes asphalt mixing plants, and explains how transport and placement of asphalt…
The EAPA Position Paper “The use of Warm Mix Asphalt” is available on the EAPA website. The position paper outlines technologies for producing Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) at temperatures between 100 and 140°C, while still maintaining the properties and performance of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA), which is produced at higher temperatures of 140 to 180°C. A typical WMA is applied at around 20-40°C lower than an equivalent HMA.
The re-use and the recycling of reclaimed asphalt pavements (RAP) started more than 30 years ago. In many European countries the use of RAP is common practice. Asphalt is 100% re-usable / recyclable and for sustainable development its re-use / recycling should therefore be encouraged.
The use of asphalt in road tunnels is a topic which is currently discussed by many engineers in the construction industry. The background for these discussions is mostly related with safety in tunnels and the reaction to fire of asphalt. This document will describe the possibilities of the use of asphalt in tunnels.
In June 2007 the Croatian Asphalt Association – Hrvatsko Asfaltersko Društvo (HAD) has officially become a member of EAPA. About 50% of the asphalt producers in Croatia are member of HAD and in total they produce more than 70% of the annual asphalt production of Croatia.
The European Asphalt Pavement Association (EAPA) and NAPA (the USA National Asphalt Pavement Association) and have published “The Asphalt Paving Industry: A Global Perspective”. This joint publication is intended to give the reader an overview of the world’s asphalt pavement industry. It provides a description of the industry, its scope, and its economic impact. The document includes chemical and physical data about asphalt pavement material, describes asphalt mixing plants, and explains how transport and placement…
The primary objective of the European Asphalt Pavement Association is to build a sound evidence base for promoting the economic, technical, and societal benefits of asphalt paving in road construction and maintenance. Further, to create the future for an innovative and modern asphalt industry in Europe that cares for health and safety as well as for protection of the environment and sustainability.
European Asphalt Pavement Association (EAPA) is the voice of the Asphalt Paving Industry in Europe and works to ensure that the use of asphalt, as the optimum choice for the construction and maintenance of the vital European road infrastructure, is fully appreciated, promoted, and implemented.
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Asphalt plays an important role in our daily activities. When we travel to work or school, or when we buy goods in a shop or via internet, asphalt roads are being used.
There is more knowledge and science involved in this material than most people realise. This allows producing many different types of asphalt, each having specific characteristics. Some are designed to be porous and very silent, others to be impermeable, etc. In most cases, asphalt surfaces are grey or black although it is also possible to find them yellow or red.