A variety of resources will be generated during the course of the project, designed to be of use to different audiences. These will cover publications and deliverables produced as the project progresses, scientific papers and training materials for end users.
This document (D2.1) provides an inventory of good practice and makes recommendations for approaches that can be adopted by NRAs to accelerate their transition to circularity. It is based on the results of an extensive review of academic and industry literature, a questionnaire survey with follow up interviews of selected NRAs in Europe and workshop discussions with industry experts.
This document carries out the objectives outlined in Work Package 2, Task 2.2 of the CERCOM project. Accomplishing the task’s primary aim of facilitating the data collection necessary for developing the CERCOM Risk Based Assessment Framework (RBAF) in WP3 will require the completion of five key objectives, the results of which are described throughout this document:
- Establishing data requirements of WP3
- Mapping available data
- Evaluating available data quality
- Reviewing existing data management systems (DMS)
- Recommendations for integration of data across Asset Management systems (AMS)
Deliverable 3.1 encompasses the work performed as part of CERCOM Tasks 3.1 – 3.3 and delivers a roadmap to the application of the work carried out as part of these work packages. As such, this document details the stages involved in developing the Risk Based Analysis Framework (RBAF) as well as guidance on the application of the framework within current public procurement practices. A key part of this work is the development of KPIs used within the RBAF to aid the move from a linear to circular economy.
Scientific and Journal Articles
Implementation of the circular economy and resource efficiency has the potential to significantly contribute to decarbonisation targets, while using fewer natural resources, maintaining or enhancing biodiversity and providing regenerative design for generations to come. The CERCOM project has developed an innovative risk-based framework and management tool to facilitate a step change in the adoption of Resource Efficiency (RE) and Circular Economy (CE) principles in procurement and multi-lifecycle management by National Road Authorities (NRAs) across Europe.Original publication here >
Testing the validity of the risk-based analysis framework
Our case studies will test the validity of the risk-based approach developed in WP3 over a range of technical areas at different levels of development and maturity.
Comparing maintenance options for asphalt pavements
Assessing the technical, economic and long-term environmental viability of preservation techniques, high-recycled content asphalt, and incorporation of waste resource streams as secondary materials
Investigation of recycling concrete technologies
Comparison of current practice with innovative methods for concrete recycling into high-end products
Decarbonising pavement maintenance
Applying a whole systems approach to assess options for decarbonisation