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March 15, 2017

Green Pavements Lisbon 2017 IRF/RAF


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Draft Agenda:


With the signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change at the United Nation’s 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21), it is now incumbent upon each industry to do the best they can to reduce the carbon footprint in their respective sectors. Construction and maintenance strategies for high, medium, and low volume roads can be adjusted and improved towards meeting that goal. Additionally, new and old paving strategies and materials must now be examined under this new light.


The cost-effective use of recycled crumb rubbers in mixes and pavements will be examined together with efforts from agencies and practitioners towards demonstrating that these products can indeed become a mainstream paving component.


The conference will feature agency representatives, practitioners, and researchers each sharing their experiences and views on how to build cost-effective pavements in such a manner so as to have a greener tomorrow.




Green Construction and Sustainability

Adaptation of Road Pavements to Climate Change

Innovation in Construction and Maintenance

Environment Considerations in Road Projects Evaluation to Ensure Quality of Life

Standards for Climate Change Adaptation

Adaption of Tire Recycling Strategies to Facilitate the Higher Crumb Rubber Demands to Face Climate Change

Pavement Performance and Cost Effectiveness of “Green” Solutions

Carbon Tax and Road Maintenance Strategies




Esteban Salinas (IRF) esalinas@irf.global

George Way (RAF) wayout@cox.net

Jorge Sousa (Consulpav) jorge.b.sousa@gmail.com

Rossana Sousa (Consulpav) rossana.sousa@consulpav.com

Miguel Angel Sanz Coll (Valoriza) masanz@sacyr.com

Fernando Guijjaro (Composan) fernando.guijarro@composanindustrial.com


May 24th Wednesday


8:30 – 9:30 – REGISTRATION

9:30 – 11:00

o    OPENING STATEMENTS: Dr. Lurdes Antunes, Director, LNEC



o    Dr. José Serrano Gordo, Vice-Presidente do Conselho de Administração, Infraestruturas de Portugal, S.A.

o    Angelo Pinto, President de DER-RJ Brasil

o    Juan Jose Poti, President de ASEFMA (Asociación de mezclas asfálticas de España) (Realidad del sector de asfalto en España y Europa)


o    11:00-11:30         Break


11:30 – 13:30 – Module 1

Recycled Crumb Rubber Pavements Meeting

the Needs of a Greener Tomorrow


o    13:30- 15:00        Lunch


15:00 – 17:00 – Module 2

Cost Effective Pavements Using Recycled Crumb Rubber


17:30- 19:00    RECEPTION


May 25th Thursday


8:30 – 9:30 – REGISTRATION

9:30 – 11:00 – Module 3

Construction and Maintenance Strategies Using

Recycled Crumb Rubber


o    11:00 -11:30        Break


11:30 – 13:30 – Module 4

International Experience Using Recycled Crumb                                        Rubber in Pavements


o    13:30 – 15:00       Lunch


15:00 -17:00 – Module 5

Overview Path to a Greener Future with Recycled Crumb

Rubber in Pavements, Research and Design



            (thus far…)

Dr. Jorge Sousa (RAF)

               Past and Future of Rubber Pavements

Prof. Kamil Kaloush (ASU-RAF)

               Environmental benefits of Using Asphalt Rubber in Pavements

George Way, P.E (RAF)

               Undisputable evidence that asphalt rubber pavement are cost effective

Esteban Salinas (IRF)

Prof. Henrique Miranda (Portugal)

               I-Mix Design: A New Mix Design Approach

Prof. Jorge Pais (Portugal)

                The use of asphalt rubber in Portugal

Prof Juan Gallego (Spain)

               Design and Production of Rubberized Asphalt Paving Materials

Jose Maria Bermejo Muñoz (Spain)

               The use of secondary raw materials in roads

               A small step for men, one giant leap for mankind

 Miguel Angel Sanz Coll (Spain)

               RARX Additive

Daniele Fornai  (ECOPNEUS)

               Environment Benefits of Asphalt mixes with crumb rubber in Italy


               Quality control of mixes produced with RARX

Andres Costa (Eng. Caminos, Canales e Puertos)

               Spanish horizon on rubber asphalt


               Situation of the management of used tires in Spain and Europe


               Design of urban asphalts with asphalt rubber

Prof. Shane Underwood (USA)

               Climate Change Threats to Transportation Infrastructure in the United State



      (includes 2 coffee breaks, 2 lunches and 1 reception)

Click to Download the Register Form Now (Participants)


IRF/RAF members – 450 Euros / participant

Non-members – 550 Euros/ participant

2 or more participants per company – 450 Euros / participant

Students – 150 Euros / participant


BOOTH – 3.000 EUROS   

       (includes registration for 2 participants and 3m x 2m space)

Click to Download the Register Form Now (Exhibitors)


                   Rossana Sousa

e-mail: rossana.sousa@consulpav.com

tm: +351 919737982