In addition to Work Package 1 – Project Management, and Work Package 6 – Engagement and Dissemination, CERCOM consists of five technical work Packages
Work Package 2
Developing Best Practice: linear to circular economy
In Work Package 2, the agreed definition of RE & CE will be agreed in the context of the CERCOM approach. Through an extensive stakeholder engagement process, the current and future trends in RE & CE adoption by NRAs will be reviewed and assessed. This will allow the CERCOM consortium to produce an inventory of the systems, approaches and data management needs for quantification of RE and CE adoption.
Work Package 3
Risk-Based Analysis Framework
Work Package 3 will develop a quantitative risk-based framework by which the impacts and advantages of adopting RE & CE approaches will be evaluated. Life Cycle Analysis will be integrated into this framework, and a Software Tool will be developed facilitating risk-based assessment of RE & CE approaches.
Work Package 4
Case studies: Validation and demonstration of developed methodology
Work Package 4 will validate and test the risk-based assessment framework through implementation of three case studies in highway maintenance
• Maintenance options for asphalt pavements
• Recycling concrete technologies
• Decarbonising pavement maintenance
Work Package 5
Deliver resource pack and training
Work Package 5, the final technical work package, will deliver a resource pack enabling key target audiences within NRAs to exploit the tools developed. Target audiences may include (as a minimum) Managers/Decision-makers and procurement staff / practitioners. Separate resource packs will be delivered to each audience and stakeholder workshops will be used to deliver training.
The CEDR Transnational Research Programme (TRP) operates through a series of annual transnational calls on topics that address the needs of European road authorities.
To address some of the challenges associated with improving resource efficiency (RE) and transforming to a circular economy, the Conference of European Directors of Roads (CEDR) launched a Transnational Road Research Programme Call 2020, managed by the Danish Road Directorate.
The aim of this research programme is to accelerate the transition of the road infrastructure sector in Europe, from linear economy, into resource efficient circular economy.