International Seminar "Earthworks and Pavements in Arid and Semi-arid Zones"

09-10 June 2014, Rabat (Morocco)

This International Seminar "Earthworks and Pavements in Arid and Semi-arid Zones" was jointly organized by the Technical Committee 4.4 "Earthworks and Unpaved Roads" and the Permanent Moroccan Association of Road Congresses (AMPCR).

Proceedings of International Seminar

International Seminar Program 09-10 June 2014
"Earthworks and Pavements in Arid and Semi-arid Zones"

First day of the Seminar (09 June 2014)

Hour

Activity

08:30
09:30

Welcome of participants

09:30
10:00

Opening Session of the Seminar

10:00
10:30

Coffee Break

10:30
11:10

Topic 1. Optimal Use of Local Materials for Road Construction in Arid and Semi-arid Areas.

Chairman : Mr. Bejghit (DR, Morocco)

Behavior of a Road Embankment Sand in the Desert (French)
Mr. Dubreucq (IFSTTAR, France)

The resilient modulus and its changes due to drying mechanisms
Mr. Garnica (Head of the infrastructure laboratory, Mexico)

11:10
12:30

Debate

12:30
14:30

Lunch Break

14:30
15:30

Topic 2. Earthworks in arid and semi-arid areas. Specifications, design and construction.

President : Mr.Manal (LPEE, Morocco)

Recovery of Soils with low Water Content of Non-Traditional treatments (French)
Mr. Blanck (Bouygues construction, France)

Dry compaction case of Skhour Rhamna-Marrakech (French)
Mr. Jaaouani (LPEE, Morocco)

Dry compaction case of Marrakech - Agadir (French)
Mr. Toubane (ADM, Morocco)

15:30
15:50

Coffee Break

15:50
16:30

The effectiveness of some additives to improve clay properties. Case of a secondary road 
Mr. Garnica (Head of the infrastructure laboratory, Mexico)

Test for Receipt of Earthworks with Local Materials: Using High-Performance Devices
Mr. Fernando Sanchez Dominguez (Eurconsult, Spain)

Dry compaction case of Assa Zag (French)
Mr. Fancha (Taroudant DPETL, Morocco)

Second day of the Seminar (10 June 2014)

Hour

Activity

09:30
10:10

Topic 3. Pavements in Arid and Semi-arid Areas. Specifications, Design, Construction and Maintenance.

Chairman : Mr. Imzel (CFR, Maroc)

Slag recycling in road construction (French)
Mr. Rahmouni (CNER, Morocco)

Design and Construction of Rural Roads (French)
Mr. Bensied (CID, Morocco)

10:10
10:30

Coffee Break

10:30
11:00

Roads in Desertic Environments: the Moroccan Experience (French)
Mr. Manal (LPEE, Morocco)

11:00
12:30

Debate

12:30
14:30

Lunch Break

14:30
15:10

Topic 4. Adaptation to Climatic Change of Road Infrastructure in Arid and Semi-arid areas.

Water Stability of Asphalt in the Southern Provinces of Morocco (French)
Mr. Rais (Laayoune DRETL, Morocco)

Roads in desertic areas in Morocco (French)
Mr. Maazizi (Meknès DRETL, Morocco)

15:10
15:30

Coffee Break

15:30
15:50

Dredging in the Saharan Roads (French)
Mr. Taousi (GCR, Morocco)

15:30
17:00

Debate, Recommandations, Closing