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Message from the Chairman

Dear friends, International collaboration and knowledge exchange are a must – all the more for a branch and a research center of a country as small as Belgium – to be able to provide input to foreign research results and to export our knowledge and our experience worldwide. That is the only way for us to stay at the cutting edge of technology in the road sector. The Belgian road branch has been cooperating with the World Road Association PIARC for many years.

A Belgian President of PIARC

We have heard the good news that our chairman was appointed President of the World Road Association (PIARC) during the PIARC Council in Cape Town (South Africa) on Thursday 22nd September 2016. In the next few weeks, and more particularly during the board meeting and general assembly on 4th October, Claude will tell us more about the implications of this presidency for Belgium. publication : 23.09.2016

Pierre Schmitz honoured by PIARC

I am very pleased to inform you that Pierre Schmitz was elected as an “Honorary Member of PIARC” during the recent meeting of the Executive Committee of this Association in Seoul.

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Roads in Wallonia: the consolidated version of Qualiroutes has been released

All the modifications introduced since 2012 have been included in the consolidated version of the standard tender specifications Qualiroutes, which has been applicable to all public contracts in Wallonia since 1st January 2016.

New PIARC documents

On the occasion of the Seoul Congress, PIARC issued several presentation documents in the three usual languages of the Association.

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Daniël Verfaillie honoured by PIARC

I am very pleased to inform you that during a recent meeting of the PIARC Executive Committee in Chile our colleague Daniël Verfaillie was appointed as an “Honorary Member” of the Association.

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21.04.2015 - Meetingday(Couvin)

It was a beautiful day in spring when the members of ABR-BWV met in the Aquascope at Virelles on 21st April 2015.

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A new chairman for the Belgian Road Association

During the meeting of the Executive Committee in Liège on 12th May 2014, Claude Van Rooten, the director general of BRRC, was elected chairman of the Belgian Road Association (ABR/BWV).

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a new extended Bureau has been formed on 8th September 2014

As an outcome of the Executive Committee meeting on 8th September 2014, a new extended Bureau has been formed. It is composed as follows: President: Claude Van Rooten (BRRC) / Vice-Presidents: Tom Roelants (AWV) and Bernard Cornez (FBEV-BFAW) / Secretary: Paul Plak (Agora consultants) / Treasurer: Philippe Lemoine (SPW) / Delegate for the Congress: Philippe Barette (BRPS Bruxelles-Mobilité)

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12.05.2014 - Site visit to the works in progress for the redevelopment of the quays along the Meuse in Liège

As pointed out by the new chairman Claude Van Rooten, site visits are an excellent means to gather the Belgian actors in the road construction branch and promote the sharing of knowledge between them.

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