Promoting optimal use of local materials

This document aims to:

• identify the progress made over the last decade with respect to soil and/or rock treatments in the area of road earthworks, and more specifically since the publication of PIARC's 1997 report: "Equipment and Methods Specific to Soil Treatment Work";

• look at developments in the use of local materials in building embankments, subgrade or other structures in certain countries and add to the information already provided in PIARC's reports: "Marginal Materials—State of the Art" and "Testing of Marginal Materials" published in 1989 and 1991 respectively.

Information sheet

  • Date: 2007
  • Author(s): Comité technique 4.5 Terrassement, Drainage, Couche de Forme / Technical Committee 4.5 Earthworks, Drainage, Subgrade
  • Domain(s): Road Pavements / Road Earthworks
  • PIARC Ref.: 2007R09EN
  • ISBN: 2-84060-196-6
  • Number of pages: 83

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