6th NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON BITUMEN AND EXHIBITION
27 November 2013 - 28 November 2013
The 6th of the National Symposiums on Bitumen organized since 1996 to discuss innovations and technological advancements as well as the problems and recommended solutions within the scope of the theoretical and practical studies on design, construction and maintenance of bitumen-coated superstructures, was held on November 27-28, 2013 at Ankara Sheraton Hotel with 950 participants.
At the “Opening Remarks” part of the Symposium in which organizations, institutions, universities and the private sector took great interest, the following speakers took the floor respectively: Mr. Ayberk ÖZCAN, President of Asphalt Contractors Association of Turkey, Mr. M. Cahit TURHAN, General Director of Highways and Chairman of Turkish Road Association, Mr. M. Habib SOLUK, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications and Mr. Yahya BAŞ, Deputy Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications.
During the sessions held as part of the Symposium, of the papers selected by the Science Committee, 18 were presented by their authors and 23 by the moderators. At the Symposium, pen drives containing the soft copies of the papers presented were distributed to the participants. In addition, the papers were uploaded to the Symposium’s website and made available to the interested parties.
TURKEY TUNNELING SEMINAR
13 June 2013
With a view to creating a platform where the relevant stakeholders could discuss and deliberate on the substantial knowledge and experience drawn from the tunnels located on the highway routes along Turkey, which have been completed and opened, or those currently under construction or in the project phase and expected to become a part of the world tunnel literature, the “Turkey Tunneling Seminar” successfully organized by the TRA on June 13, 2013 at Ankara Sheraton Hotel hosted 800 participants including representatives from the General Directorate of Highways, academics, experienced contractors from the construction industry as well as machinery and equipment suppliers. The presentations given during the seminar are available at http://www.ytmk.org.tr/yayinlar/sunumlar.