Mr. Stéphane Nicoud, EUPAVE President: “EUPAVE Goes from Strength to Strength”
Mr. Stéphane Nicoud, President-European Paving Association (EUPAVE), addressed EUPAVE members with a warm welcome, in the first EUPAVE Newsletter of the New Year (February Issue), to wish all of EUPAVE’s stakeholders the very best for 2016. He stated, “The New Year is also a time for assessing progress, which brings me to EUPAVE’s very successful 2015 and an exciting year ahead.”
In 2014, EUPAVE created a new membership category – “PARTNER” – specifically with contractors and practitioners in mind. In addition, a new “Best Practices Working Group” was set up with the aim of discussing technical issues and sharing best practices. This group organized a successful public workshop on “Achieving and Maintaining the Evenness of Concrete Pavements” in May 2015, and to be followed by a second one on “Joints in Concrete Pavements” on February 17, 2016. In parallel, EUPAVE’s ongoing activities of advocacy, promotion and preparation of technical material have been intensified.
He continued to express, “This expansion of scope is paying dividends. EUPAVE has recently gained 4 new members over the last year or so and will soon count an impressive 10 new contractors and practitioners as partners. This broadening in membership means that EUPAVE is increasingly a place where players all along the value chain of concrete pavements can meet and network – as well as strengthening our basis to continue promoting cement and concrete solutions for transport infrastructure in Europe.”
EUPAVE will continue continue to progress and grow throughout 2016 and beyond.
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EUPAVE stepped up its efforts in its main activity areas in sharing of best practices and communicating the benefits of concrete pavements. In order to strengthen communication with the industry, in 2014, EUPAVE presented the new category of involvement: “PARTNER”—specially designed for contractors, designers, road construction engineers, research institutes and academia, and professionals.