NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION SITES OF THE FUTURE - II. ROAD CONSTRUCTION

NEUE TECHNOLOGIEN FUER DIE BAUSTELLEN DER ZUKUNFT - II. VERKEHRSWEGEBAU

PART 1 OF THE PROJECT IS CONCERNED WITH CONVENTIONAL RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION AND INDUSTRIAL HIGH-RISE CONSTRUCTION. PART 2 IS DEDICATED TO THE BUILDING OF ROADS. IN TUNNELLING PROGRESS IS EXPECTED IN FULL FACE CUTTING MACHINES, SHIELD DRIVING AND TUNNEL LINING CONSTRUCTION, IN THE HAULAGE OF MATERIAL AND IN INJECTION AND GROUTING TECHNOLOGY. AS WELL AS UNDERWATER TUNNELS UNDERWATER BRIDGES ARE BEING DEVELOPED. IN ROAD CONSTRUCTION THERE IS A TREND TOWARDS SINGLE-LAYER INCORPORATION OF BITUMINOUS ROADBASES AND REDUCTION OF PAVEMENT THICKNESS. IMPROVEMENTS IN ROAD FINISHERS WILL SAVE COMPACTION EQUIPMENT, MIXING PLANTS ARE MEETING BETTER ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS, AND THE PROTECTION AND REPAIR OF THE CARRIAGEWAY BY MEANS OF WEAR-RESISTANT PLASTICS IS EXPECTED.