L’objectif de ce projet de deux ans (1/10/2012 – 30/9/2014), subsidié par le NBN, était de continuer à développer et à améliorer les méthodes d’essai européennes qui tombent dans le domaine de travail des comités de normalisation européens CEN TC227/WG1 (pour mélanges bitumineux) et CEN TC336/WG1 (pour liants).
In the years 1999-2001, BRRC actively participated in the research project Recycling and Valorisation of Stainless Steel Slags funded by the European Union under the 4th Framework Programme for SME’s (CRAFT programme).
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.
This working group was formed by BRRC in 2005, at the request of the authorities in charge of managing road infrastructure in Belgium. It gathers representatives form the three regions (SPW, Bruxelles-Mobilité, MOW), the FPS Mobility and Transport, and a few research organizations (ILTB, BRSI, BRRC).