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  Information - ERE8 Aggregates the most widely used geological material

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Subtle balance between sustainable development and needs of the society for the infrastructure means among others a meaningful utilisation of natural resources. Infrastructure is in many aspects roads, railways and houses, i.e. structures requiring huge amount on construction materials. Geomaterials - natural stone (dimension, aggregates) - represent dominant raw material used in current building sector. The annual world production of aggregates (crushed stone, sand and gravels) exceeds 16 billion tons which makes about 50 vol. % of all raw materials extracted from the Earth by humans.
This meeting is focused on any geological aspect of aggregates but namely on the on the following points:
impact of aggregate quarrying on the environment
correct use of aggregates (to meet specifications and needs of market)
non-conventional materials and waste use as the aggregates
testing of aggregates and quality demands (EU standards and other testing methods)
behaviour of aggregates in specific environments
alkali-silica reactivity and its testing
influence of petrographical parameters and genetic factors on mechanical properties of aggregates

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