Reliable practice-oriented data on all types of road materials and waste will be identified and compiled by skilled experts working in both research and construction capacities. Field experience and relevant research issues will be integrated into a Web database to provide the European road community with unrestricted access to updated online data on end products that have been classified, assessed and illustrated with jobsite practices for dismantling and recycling applications. This database will not only offer information to stakeholders on facilitating the correct re-use of road and road-related waste products back into roads without generating health impacts, but will also provide technical and scientific information for CEN Technical Committees. Lastly, such a tool will make it possible to better identify outstanding research needs in this area. Best practice guides on green techniques for recycling road and road-related waste back into roads will be delivered; benchmarking processes will be detailed and shared by all stakeholders in order to achieve a road material recyclability level of nearly 100%.
FEHRL (Forum of European Highway Research Laboratories) will contribute by performing decisive clustering tasks and engaging in a comprehensive dissemination plan to promote the required knowledge sharing for end-users
- WP1: dedicated to the overall management of the project;
- WP2: focusing on dismantling unbound road materials and the recycling of road and road-related materials back into unbound road layers;
- WP3, WP4 and WP5, similar to WP2 but respectively focusing on hydraulically bound, bituminous bound and other materials not commonly recycled into roads instead of unbound materials;
- WP6: dedicated to building and feeding the web database;
- WP7: in charge of dissemination actions, namely through a dedicated website.
The foregrounds consist of a database, which provides free on-line access to best practice guides, practical application case studies, harmonised literature reviews and national document references on demolition and recycling of road and road-related materials.
From a technical standpoint, this project will provide stakeholders and practitioners with online available and validated guidelines, to help them decide and proceed appropriately with the demolition and recycling of road or road-related materials back into new roads. The information provided will not only stem from research results throughout Europe, but also from actual practice in laboratories and construction sites. By increasing the confidence of stakeholders and practitioners in the reuse of road or road-related products, the project will actively contribute to reducing the waste associated with road maintenance.
From a regulatory point of view, a European regulation set regarding the re-use of road materials in new roads is under implementation on a step-by-step basis. Directive 2006/12/EC adopted by the European Parliament and the Council Directive of April 5, 2006 on waste prohibits the abandonment, dumping or uncontrolled disposal of waste and requires MS to promote waste prevention, recycling and processing for re-use.
From a scientific perspective, the web database provides scientists with an online access to: national document references, harmonised literature review, and practical application case studies based on jobsite data sets. These resources will prove helpful for developing research projects, as well as testing and improving models. In turn, scientists are given the opportunity to upload new laboratory or worksite data for the benefit of the entire European road research community. Furthermore, the statement of an integrated and shared view of road material research needs should improve the coordination of corresponding national research programmes at the European level and establish priorities for European research and technological development.
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Title: Dismantling And Recycling Techniques For Road Materials - Sharing Knowledge And Practices
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INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX
Role in project: Project Coordination
Contact person: Dr. YANNICK DESCANTES
BRANCHEVERENIGING RECYCLING BREKEN EN SORTEREN
Contact person: Mr. BROERE Peter
CENTRE DE RECHERCHES ROUTIERES - OPZOEKINGSCENTRUM VOOR DE WEGENBOUW
Contact person: Mr. SERVRANCKX Michel
CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS Y EXPERIMENTACION DE OBRAS PUBLICAS - CEDEX
Contact person: Mr. SINIS Francisco
CENTRUM DOPRAVNIHO VYZKUMU V.V.I.
Contact person: Mr. KUDLACEK Jiri
DANISH ROAD DIRECTORATE
Contact person: Mr. DJURHUUS Torben
FORUM DES LABORATOIRES NATIONAUX EUROPEENS DE RECHERCHE ROUTIERE
Contact person: Ms. ESCODA Ester
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES, STRASBOURG
Contact person: Dr. CHAZALLON Cyrille
INSTYTUT BADAWCZY DROG I MOSTOW
Contact person: Mr. MIRSKI Krzysztof
KTI KOZLEKEDESTUDOMANYI INTEZET NONPROFIT KFT
Contact person: Dr. GASPAR Laszlo
LABORATORIO NACIONAL DE ENGENHARIA CIVIL
Contact person: Dr. ANTUNES Maria De Lurdes
RECIPAV - ENGENHARIA E PAVIMENTOS, UNIPESSOAL, LDA.
Contact person: Mr. FONSECA Paulo
STATENS GEOTEKNISKA INSTITUT
Contact person: Dr. ARM Maria
STATENS VAG- OCH TRANSPORTFORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Contact person: Ms. FRANZEN Gunilla
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Contact person: Prof. WISTUBA Michael
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Contact person: Mr. KREIGENFELD Sven
THE HIGHWAY INSTITUTE (INSTITUT ZA PUTEVE)
Contact person: Dr. SMILJANIC Milorad
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Contact person: Mr. DOOLAN Donal
VEREINIGUNG DER OESTERREICHISCHEN ZEMENTINDUSTRIE
Contact person: Dr. STEIGENBERGER Johannes
ZAVOD ZA GRADBENISTVO SLOVENIJE
Contact person: Mr. PAVSIC Primoz