HighRAC workshop 2013, Delft, the Netherlands (Event)

Erkens, S. M. J. G. (Editor), Scarpas, A. (Editor)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity


With the increasing drain on natural resources and resulting aim to reduce the environmental impact of road engineering, the use of reclaimed asphalt in fresh asphalt becomes more and more important. Despite the experience in using RAC, there are still many questions regarding the effect of RAC on the technical and environmental performance of mixes, especially with high RAC content. For the true impact of RAC to be quantified, a methodology is needed for the evaluation of the possible environmental and other benefits of asphaltic mixes containing high percentages of RAC (HighRAC). For such a methodology to be precise, it will require reliable data about the durability of pavements constructed with these new types of mixtures. The HighRAC Workshop aimed to serve as a venue for a gathering of a select group of national and international experts to exchange knowledge, ideas and experience on : (i) appraisal of the long-term performance characteristics of HighRAC mixtures (ii) enhancement of the engineering properties of HighRAC mixtures by constituent material selection and/or modification at various length scales (iii) comparison and validation of current mix design procedures for mixtures containing HighRAC (iv) a holistic Life Cycle Assessment based approach for evaluation of long term pavement life including environmental and sustainability considerations
Period1 Jul 2013
Event typeConference
LocationDelft, Netherlands


  • Editor conference proceedings
  • reclaimed asphalt
  • high percentage
  • international workshop