Programme for Sustainable Conservation of Road Infrastructure
This project has been promoted by the Spanish Road Association (AEC), member of the International Road Federation, with the aim of establishing a training system being the benchmark for the training and environmental awareness of professionals involved in road maintenance management in Spain. In 2007, the road maintenance and operation industry in Spain covered more than 150,000 kms., involving over 10,000 workers . The road maintenance activities (cleaning of roads, replacement, repair of signals, road surface or pavement, etc.) involves significant environmental impacts related to: waste generation, not always properly managed, the use of raw materials or hazardous substances, clearing or movement of grounds works.