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8th EAPA Symposium 2014 in Paris

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On 12 June 2014 EAPA held its 8th EAPA Symposium in the building of the French National Association for Public Works “La Maison des Travaux Publics” 3, rue de Berri, 75008 Paris, France.

Under the heading “ Challenges and opportunities for the European asphalt paving industry in the 21th century” 115 participants from all over Europe attended the EAPA Symposium. There were even colleagues from South Africa, USA, Japan and Australia.

New elected EAPA President Ayberk Özcan opened the Symposium and welcomed the participants and the speakers of the day. The presentations started with the Session “From constructing new roads to preventive maintenance”. Here Yann Lefeuvre of Colas spoke about “Maintenance and reducing costs”. He was followed by Lotte Josephsen of Lemminkäinen A/S who showed us “Contracts that really work”. After the lunch “Paving durable roads” was addressed in a second session. Here Norbert Simmleit of TPA informed the audience about “Process Automated Asphalt Paving - Quality from asphalt plant to paver”. Egbert Beuving spoke on behalf of the EAPA Asphalt Plant- and Equipment Manufacturers’ Group of EAPA and he showed that there is a lot of information technology available, which we could use tomorrow. After a coffee break, in the session “Workforce challenges – Keeping health and quality assured”, Katrin Hunstock from EUROVIA showed that we have to take care of our workforce. We have to educate, motivate and train them so they can do an excellent job. Mike Acott of the National Asphalt Pavement Association of the USA (NAPA) addressed the health aspects for workers. Mike Acott also gave a second presentation about the Go-To-Market strategy of his association to promote the advantages of asphalt to different stakeholders and the public in the USA.

The sessions were moderated by the EAPA staff namely Mr. Egbert Beuving the Secretary General and Dr. Carsten Karcher the Director.

One of EAPA’s main goals of this Symposium was to exchange information. Therefore there was enough time for exchanging information and discussions during the sessions and also during the breaks.

EAPA is sure that it has provided an interesting programme for the attendees. The feedback EAPA got showed this and EAPA thinks that the participants have enjoyed the Symposium, gained new information as well as new input for their everyday work and that they had good discussions with the colleagues.

It was the first time in the EAPA Symposium history that EAPA members were able to present their companies and products in a small exhibition to the participants. Six companies used this opportunity.

The EAPA Symposium was sponsored by the EAPA Associate Members: VIALIT from Austria, BENNINGHOVEN from Germany, and MeadWestVaco, Europe.

 

More details about the full programme with speakers and presentations can be found on the EAPA website www.eapa.org from the beginning of September. The Symposium participants are already able to download this information in the Member’s Only area of this website.

EAPA’s General Council Assembly decided to have a yearly EAPA Symposium in a slightly extended version besides the years when the Eurasphalt & Eurobitume Congress will take place. So the next 9th EAPA Symposium will be held on the 4 June 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey. EAPA will keep you informed on the programme and the content, so please save this date!

The programme and the PowerPoint presentations that were shown by the speakers can be downloaded by using the links below or "all together" as a zip file by clicking here.

 

Audrey_Copeland Ayberk
Audrey Copeland Ayberk

Carsten

Carsten
  Egbert
   Egbert
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Katrin Hunstock Lotte Josephsen
  LunchBreak
  Lunch Break
  Mike_Acott
  Mike Acott
  Norbert_Simmleit
  Norbert Simmleit
  Yann_LeFeuvre
  Yann LeFeuvre

 

 

 

 

EAPA's Asphalt in Figures 2012 is now available

EAPA's Asphalt in Figures 2012 is now available

The European asphalt production figures of 2012 are now available. Next to
the production figures of the European countries you 
will also find many other data like application data, the use of binders,
asphalt mixture types used in surface layers, the use of 
Warm Mix Asphalt, recycling data, the number of asphalt producing companies
and the number of asphalt plants in Europe.
Click here to download Asphalt in Figures 2012

Four new Associate Members

Four new Associate Members

Recently ABZ-1, infraTest, Vögele and Arizona Chemical joined EAPA as Associate member.

 

ABZ-1 Group is a construction company in civil engineering and they are producing and paving asphalt. They are located in the Saint Petersburg area of Russia. They are one of the biggest construction companies in that region and have more than 1,000 employees.

In their 6 asphalt plants they produced 1 million tonnes of asphalt in 2013

The main activities of the ABZ-1 Group are general contracting in civil engineering, road construction, asphalt production, aggregate production, laboratory testing and research.

 

infraTest Prüftechnik GmbH designs and produces of all kind of testing devices for the building materials industry and is located in Germany. Well-known is their asphalt analyser that was created within the company in 1992. infraTest is not only meeting the different testing standards worldwide, but is also being a qualified partner for all kind of difficult measurement applications; not only for single machines, but also for complex systems.

InfraTest is one of the global market leaders and has an export ratio of around 80%.

 

Joseph Vögele AG is a German machine construction company and is a member of the WIRTGEN Group, a group of companies operating on an international basis in the construction equipment industry. With the know-how and experience of the world market leader for road pavers, they design, build and test machines in the world’s most modern factory for road pavers in Germany. They provide a complete product portfolio with 17 road pavers, 8 screeds and various special-purpose machines.

 

Arizona Chemical is the world’s leading bio-refiner of pine chemicals, established in 1930. It has its European principal executive office in Almere, The Netherlands. Arizona Chemical provides natural pine-based materials. For the road industry they currently supply resins for thermoplastic pavement marking applications and pine chemicals for bitumen emulsifiers. New developments focus on additives for the use of high RAP content in asphalt mixes.  

EAPA 40 years

In June EAPA members celebrated the 40th Anniversary of EAPA during the EAPA General Council Assembly 2013 which was held in Tallinn. During this event there were several speeches.

To memorise 40 years EAPA a photo book was created. Click here to get an impression of the celebration of the 40th birthday of EAPA and to read the speech of EAPA’s Past President Dieter Schüler.

For a high resolution version click here.


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