Workshop: Towards a strategy for a circular resource management system in road engineering (World Resources Forum 2019)

25/02/2019 (16u00 – 17u30) - Pelican room @ WRF  Flanders Meeting and Convention Center Antwerp

Public infrastructure allows us the mobility for personal transport and logistic, increasing our economic and social development. The next decades most existing infrastructure will be renewed and new infrastructure is planned in order to keep this mobility effective. In road infrastructure
the reclaimed materials can be given a new life by recycling or reusing them in the built environment. It is preferred to use these materials as much and as much related to their former function, e.g. in a road structure. Decreasing quality and downsizing function must be avoided.

UAntwerpen (EMIB research group) hosts the workshop Towards a strategy for a circular resource management system in road engineering at the WRF congress 2019. During this workshop the SSMARAGD project proposal of EMIB is launched for the broad community. Everyone can participate in the workshop and after by joining the open-source project.

The main objective of the workshop is to discuss about the strategy to be set from now in order to present an operational circular resource management system in road engineering within 5 years; covering quality, health, LCA and LCC aspects.

In this workshop 5 speakers (VITO, UAntwerpen, BAM Infra, Kraton, TU Wien) present their ideas about methods, obstructions, opportunities and case studies in order to start a new international group which will work out a resource recycling management system for public road works.

In a first step we focus on asphalt pavement, since we have a good view on this material. We are looking for input from the audience to share ideas, success and failure examples, also from other sectors, in such a way this system will be operational within some years and can be consulted by open source code. Please join us if you have an idea and valuable input on this topic.

Download the workshop program here.

Download the flyer here.


Contact - Wim Van den bergh

Wim Van den bergh Campus Groenenborger - Z
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