Ever since CEN/TC 227 Road Materials was formed in the late eighties, that is, before there were any plans to reorganize the standardization landscape in Belgium, BRRC has been a pioneer and an active participant in this committee. The main focus at the time was on the activities of WG1 Bituminous Mixtures and WG2 Surface Dressing, Sprays and Slurry Surfacing (incorporating Microsurfacing).
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.
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)
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).
With support from the Belgian Federal Public Service Economy, SMEs, Middle Classes and Energy, BRRC operates a standards support office that goes by the acronym “NAN”. The object is to inform SMEs in the road branch and make them aware of developments in the field of standardization and, where necessary, to offer them additional support in implementing new standards (which are often mandatory).