Noise protection at Krk Bridge toll booths - first application of innovative and ecological EU project designed in Croatia ''RUCONBAR'' - RUBBERISED CONCRETE NOISE BARRIERS from the CIP ECO-INNOVATION programme (LETTER OF COMMITMENT dated 16 July 2013), financed by the EU
CEMEX Building Award 2015
CEMEX Croatia has declared the winners of the CEMEX Building Award for the most successful architectural and construction achievements made in the previous two years, and the reward for compliance with the principles of sustainable building was assigned to the Project of Noise protection at the Krk Bridge toll booths.
Project of Noise protection at the Krk Bridge toll booths by the road D-102 will represent Croatia at the international competition of XXIV CEMEX Building Award, which will be held later this year in Mexico.
More on CEMEX Building Award can be found on: http://www.cemex.hr/GraditeljskanagradaCEMEX.aspx
Within the project "Noise protection at the Krk Bridge toll booths" in early June 2014 the first phase (wall Z5) building and installation of "Ruconbar" noise barrier at the toll booths on the bridge of Krk was completed, in the total length of 50 meters. The value of the works is 294.820,00 kn. The works are entirely financed by the EU from the CIP ECO-INNOVATION programme.
This project represents the first application of the innovative and ecological EU project designed in Croatia “RUCONBAR” - RUBBERISED CONCRETE NOISE BARRIERS from the CIP ECO-INNOVATION programme (LETTER OF COMMITMENT dated 16 July 2013), financed by the EU. The project was fully financed by the EU in the area of reinforced concrete panels and superstructure.
Coordinator of this project is the FACULTY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING at the University of Zagreb - Department for roadways, Zagreb, Kačićeva 26, which has, in cooperation with Autocesta Rijeka-Zagreb d.d., performed noise protection works. If we consider the environmental impact and sustainable development, then RUCONBAR barriers (Rubberised concrete noise barriers) belong to the area of ECO products because a new product with a new value is created from worn out tires, at the same time having a cleaner environment.
Phase II of the project "Noise protection at the Krk Bridge toll booths" includes the works on the remaining walls Z1 to Z4, which is financed in part by own funds of Autocesta Rijeka-Zagreb d.d. in the amount of 790,736.03 kn, while the second part is financed by EU grants in the amount of 418,700.00 kn (relating to the performance and installation of “Ruconbar“ panels).
Technical characteristics of the project:
- area: 720 m2
- length: 326 m' (absorbing concrete - RUCONBAR barriers)
- height: 2 - 3 m
Total project value: 1,504,256.03 kn