Silesian Road Forum Innovative and sustainable road surfaces

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The Polish Road Congress and the Provincial Roads Authority in Katowice would like to invite you to next edition of the International Conference "Silesian Road Forum", which will be held on 29-30 June 2021, this time in the on-line formula. This year the conference's theme is "Innovative and sustainable road surfaces". It will be a leading conference dedicated mainly to innovations, new technologies, development in the field of road surfaces. The conference will bring together distinguished experts from Poland and Germany (German FGSV Association, Federal Road Research Institute BASt and Federal Ministry of Transport) with the latest experience of road surfaces in Germany, but also experts from the Visegrad Group countries (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary) and other PIARC countries. The focus will be on the latest solutions and research projects at the level of technical universities, research institutes and road administrations.

Event with simultaneous translation Polish/English.



10:00 Opening (President of Polish Road Congress, Director of ZDW Katowice, ...)

Session I Research projects in Visegrad V4 countries

10:15-10:35 Using a mixture of aggregates with different resistance to polishing in wearing courses provides a satisfactory skid resistance properties of road pavements, improved road safety and economical utilization of natural resources, Pavla Nekulová, Brno University of Technology

10:35-10:55 Development, Properties and Application of Polymer Modified Asphalt (PMA), Mr Zsolt Boros, TPA

11:15-11:35 Hungarian Public Roads’ innovations and pilot construction projects, Mr Zoltán Bende, Hungarian Public Roads

11:35-12:00 Q&A

12:00-12:15 break

Session II Research Projects in Poland

12:15-12:35 Highly modified bitumen HiMA pavements - Piotr Jaskuła, Gdansk University of Technology

12:35-12:55 Hot recycling. Recommendations and guidelines developed under the RID-I programme - Bohdan Dołżycki, Gdańsk University of Technology

12:55-13:15 The use of recycling in road pavement construction.s, Wojciech Bańkowski, IBDiM, Road and Bridge Research Institute, Poland

13:15-13:35 We were in Madrid for you - highlights from the virtual Congress Euroasphalt & Eurobitum 2021, Igor Ruttmar, PKD, TPA

13:35-13:55 Q&A

13:55-14:00 Summary of the first day


Session III Innovations in road administrations

10:00-10:20 Administrative changes in federal road management in Germany, Werner Bednorz, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Germany

10:20-10:40 Overview of current research projects at BASt (Federal Road Research Institute of Germany), Stefan Höller, BASt, Paper S1

10:40-11:00 Opportunities for implementing innovative solutions in national road construction contracts, Witold Zapaśnik, Leszek Bukowski, General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways, Poland

11:00-11:20 The mechanism of noise generation at the tyre-road junction, Zbigniew Tabor, PKD

11:20-11:40 AM Q&A

11:40-12:00 break

Session IV Innovative Solutions for Road Surfaces

12:00-12:20 Higher durability of asphalt pavements by using a composite based on hexagonal grating, Michał Gołos - Asphalt Layer Technology Manager EMEA, Tensar Group

12:20-12:40 BBTM mix pavements, Tomasz Oracz, Zbigniew Suchorab, TPA

12:40-13:00 Astra Floor System - modern solutions for concrete pavements - Paweł Wolka, Astra-Poland

13:00-13:20 Densification of mineral-asphalt mixtures with HiMA high-modified asphalt, Krzysztof Błażejowski, Orlen Asfalt

13:20-13:40 Q&A

13:40-14:00 Summary of the Conference

Terms of participation:

To participate in the Forum, it is required to complete an online registration form and pay the participation fee to the Polish Road Congress’ bank account at Alior Bank S.A. no: PL58 2490 0005 0000 4600 9671 2068 no later than June 28, 2021. An individual link to the broadcast will be sent to the e-mail address provided in the application on the day preceeding the event.

The participation fee is 80 Euros. The price covers participation of one person in the on-line event, access to materials related to the event and an electronic certificate confirming participation in the Forum.

If a Forum participant needs the application to be approved by the supervisor, please select the "Print" option after completing the form on the website A file will be generated containing all the necessary data with a place for signatures of authorized persons. After completing the form, it will also be possible to download an automatically prepared proforma, which will make it easier for you to make the payment.

The payment may be deferred after confirmation with the Organizer. Failure to make the payment on time is not tantamount to resignation from participation in the event. The organizer reserves the right to keep payments made less than 48 hours before the start of the event and not to grant access to the event online.

The participant may withdraw his application to the Forum at no cost by submitting a written statement by June 28, 2021. The resignation should be sent from the address provided in the application form to the address: In case of resignation on later date, the Organizer will charge the Participant with the full cost of participation.

The organizer is not responsible for any damage or inability to join the online event caused by providing incorrect registration data, failure to perform or improper registration, failure by the user to have the appropriate equipment, software or Internet connection required to conduct the online event.

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