The RStO 12 and its implications for block pavement construction

The Richtlinien für die Standardisierung des Oberbaus von Verkehrsflächen (RStO 12; Guidelines for the Standardization of Pavements in Traffic Areas) were finalized at the end of 2012 following several years of revision of the RStO 01.

1. Introduction

The 2012 edition of the Richtlinien für die Standardisierung des Oberbaus von Verkehrsflächen (RStO 12; Guidelines for the Standardization of Pavements in Traffic Areas) were finalized at the end of 2012 following several years of revision of the RStO 01. These amended guidelines were adopted on 20 December 2012 by General Circular No. 30/2012 issued by the Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Development. Although the amended RStO version upholds the tried and tested basic principles of RStO 01, it became necessary to introduce changes to consider increased traffic loads...

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