Speech of Turkish Minister of Transport and Communications: Mr. Binali YILDIRIM is now on-line During the 5th E&E Congress that was held from 13 to 15 June in Istanbul the Turkish Minister of Transport and Communications: Mr. Binali YILDIRIM gave an excellent speech during the Opening session of the Congress. He explained the importance of roads in a globalised and changing world. ““Roads” are civilization, culture; they are our voyage, economy, history, love, meetings and…
In the 2nd quarter of 2012 the companies MWV (MeadWestvaco) and Benninghoven joined EAPA as Associate member: MWV Specialty Chemicals Division has over 50 years of experience and is dealing with the development and the delivery of high-performance chemical products and technologies for the global paving industry. They have a complete line of bitumen emulsifiers, additives and additives for the production of Warm Mix Asphalt.
More than 830 registered Congress participants from all over the world joined the 5th E&E Congress which was held from 13 to 15 June in Istanbul. The theme of the congress was “Asphalt – sustainable route to success.”
The brochure explains the role of asphalt paving in daily life, its contribution to safety and comfort and it explains why asphalt is the sustainable transport solution.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), based in Lyon, France, issued a statement on 20 October assigning occupational exposures to straight-run bitumens and their emissions during road paving a Group 2B (“possibly carcinogenic to humans”) classification. This Group 2B classification puts road paving in the same category as numerous exposures, including cell phones and coffee.
NAPA and EAPA have published the Second Edition of The Asphalt Paving Industry: A Global Perspective. This joint publication gives 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 mixes is accomplished. In addition, it discusses bitumen fume exposure…
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 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.
Learn all about Asphalt
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.