2012. 01. 24..
Representing the Technology Directorate, we took a study tour of the Colas Group’s Technology Centre located at Magny, just outside Paris.
Visiting the laboratories of various departments, we noted how impressively equipped they were, enabling a wide range of testing methods to be performed on different kinds of materials. The laboratory’s noise measurement of noise-reducing asphalts was particularly interesting.
Our group found the ten-day trip very useful. We familiarised ourselves with some brand-new technological knowhow, got an insight into a different work culture, had the chance to practise our English, and made friends among our French colleagues.
The professional programme was put together by Mr. Jean-Paul Michaut and Mr. Zoltán Puchard. Respective demonstrations were held by the following colleagues: asphalt-designing methodology by Pierre Cormier, the SEVE software by Vincent Grossheny, Ckt and concrete testing by Cedric LeGouil, and the asphalt-mixing plant by Eric Goddard. Once again, we would like to express our gratitude to them for giving us the opportunity to participate in this exceptionally beneficial tour.