In the framework of the Ukrainian national week of knowledge in the road economy, Ukravtodor from 17 to 20 October 2017 conducted training seminars for the improvement of the qualification level of specialists in the road sector.

One of the seminar days was devoted to next-gen materials and technologies applied in the construction, reconstruction and repair of public roads and associated structures.

In particular, the following persons took part in the workshop:

– Koval Petr Nikolaevich – professor, PhD in Technical Sciences, leading researcher of the department of transport constructions and cement-concrete constructions of the state enterprise “DerzhDORNII”, who introduced the participants of the seminar on the possibilities of increasing the durability of road bridges using basalt fibris to improve the characteristics of concrete and basalt-plastic rebar reinforcement, which has high strength and corrosion resistance;

– Gamelyak Igor Pavlovich – Head of the Department of Airports of the National Transport University, Professor, PhD in Technical Sciences, who noted that the use of basalt fibers in cement-concrete coatings of highways increases cracking strength of concrete, improves its erosion resistance, and pointed out the expediency of using in such coatings a basalt-plastic rebar reinforcement that is resistant to the aggressive effects of corrosion.