The HERMES transport research portal is a central point for accessing transport research databases worldwide. This portal is a tool for researchers at all levels and aims to facilitate innovation and collaboration in transport research.
In addition, for specific topical subjects we set up various technological consulting (TC) units at the service of all Belgian enterprises – especially SMEs –, with support from the Regions.
Through these contacts the technological consultants can stimulate the use of innovative materials and techniques and better assess the needs for new, more thorough or more targeted research in the sector.
Our documentation branch gives documentary assistance by consulting national and international databases and granting access to our library. This library offers a tremendous collection of specialized literature, which is unique in Belgium. In addition to covering all the technical aspects of road construction it contains documents on topics such as road safety, mobility, traffic signing and environmental issues, as well as publications of a socioeconomic nature such as statistics, normative documents, etc.
With support from the FPS Economy, our standards support office provides SMEs in the road branch with all the information they need on standardization, through the channels of a dedicated website (http://nan.brrc.be) and our quarterly journal Bulletin CRR / OCW Mededelingen. It is active in all the road-related areas within the competence of BRRC.