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increasing recycled materials in asphalts

What is the goal of the project?

The construction chain is responsible for 40% of the total flow of waste in Amsterdam. Although more than 90% is recycled, the vast majority of these materials are used as gravel for roads. This is a low-quality use. It offers the opportunity for high-quality reuse. An innovation pilot project has been set up for the equivalent reuse of materials and to test the effect. The test section is being built within the framework of a regular maintenance assignment and its constructive and technical properties are measured at various points in time. A new technique provided by Boskalis is being used to measure the technical properties with the aim being to create a functional specification.

What is the result of the project?

Insight into the possibilities for saving CO2 and reusing building materials by means of a pilot performed at a test facility in Q3 2016 on the Cornelus Lelylaan in Amsterdam whereby an innovative product comprising a maximum (98%) quantity of recycled substrate is used in an asphalt cycle path.

Who initiated the project and which organizations are involved?

The municipality of Amsterdam (V&OR) with Van Gelder B.V. and Boskalis


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Otto Fredriksson

Hi there!
We are a group of students from Lund University (Sweden), studying our Master in Information Systems. In one of our courses, we are doing a research about sustainable/smart cities in Europe and after reading about Amsterdam, the choice of city became easy!

By looking at this project, we see that you would fit very well in an interview about the smart city initiatives in Amsterdam from an entreprenoural point of view. We would be very grateful if you took your time to help us out answering our questions, which will take around 45 min - 1 hour.

If you would like a copy of our report when it is finished, we’ll gladly share it with you!

Please contact me as soon as possible and I will explain more: fredriksson.otto@gmail.com

Best Regards,
Cheng Ruijing
Fredrik Waldau
Otto Fredriksson
Rexhep Haliti

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