Consequences for the construction of block pavements

RStO 2012

After a six-year revision period, RStO 12 (code of practice for the standardization of pavements of traffic areas) - the revision of RStO 01 - has been completed. The well-proven basic principles of RStO 01 remain unchanged in the new version. Amendments, however, were necessary regarding the calculation of the so-called B values as a consequence of the increased traffic loads as well as in regard to structural alterations in the construction methods based on the experience of contracting authorities responsible for road construction and maintenance. These amendments also influence the...

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