EUPAVE Best Practice - Joints in concrete safety barriers
On 17 February 2016, the European Concrete Paving Association (EUPAVE) held the second workshop in the series of "Best Practices in Concrete Pavements” in Brussels. This time, the subject was "Joints in Concrete Pavements”.
In this context, Thomas Edl presented the role of joints in concrete safety barriers to the expert audience.
A well-known weakness of the out-dated but still applied in-situ concrete technology is the safety performance of the barriers, exactly at those positions where construction joints are inevitable and its importance undervalued by daily routines of installation:
|End-of-shift joints every two to four hundred metres of insallation|
|Construction joints to existing objects and|
|Repair works in case of impacts to restore the original functionality|
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EN 1317 crash-tested construction joints for maximum safety!
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- Crash-tested with crack inducer joints AND strand connections
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