04 Issue 51 | December 2015 / January 2016 BERGHAUSNEWS Meeting of the CEOs, branch managers and quantity surveyors of the AVS Traffic Safety Professionals Group Group photo in front of a mobile crash barrier ProTec 50: (from left to right): Sören Prellwitz (branch manager Lehrte), Thomas Gerding (CEO MIS GmbH), Tobias Schweitzer (branch manager Wetzlar), Mike Ehring (branch manager Beelitz), Kay Schnurrer (project manager Mellingen), André Stang (quantity surveyor Mellingen), Steffen Weidner (CEO Mellingen), Roland Monjau (branch manager Gladbeck), Ralf Gressler (CEO Peter Berghaus GmbH), Axel Keller (CEO Overath), Dieter Berghaus (CEO AVS-Verkehrssicherung), Jens Selling (CEO Lehrte), Andreas Schwingeler (CEO Overath), Hendrik Hucke (CEO AVS Verkehrssicherung), Uwe Forstreuter (quantity surveyor Overath), Gerhard Seel (branch manager Dresden), Torsten Ziesche (project manager Dresden), Torsten Buchmann (branch manager Euskirchen) and Jost Rosin (quantity surveyor Lehrte). Unfortunately absent: Ulrike Barovic (branch manager Hamburg). A39: ProTec-Tor safeguards fast emergency opening The A39 motorway between the Maschen and Winsen- West junctions is being completely upgraded in both directions. The work is being carried out in two construction phases, each from May to October. On 3 November 2015, work on the carriageway bound for Lüneburg was completed on time, thus bringing the first construction phase to a successful conclusion. During this construction phase, AVS Lehrte GmbH, Hamburg branch, was responsible for traffic safety, among others with mobile ProTec crash barriers. A so-called 3+0 road layout was set up over a distance of about 10 km. This meant there were two lanes in the direction of Lüneburg but only one in the direction of Hamburg. To ensure that the single-lane section in particular still provided access for breakdowns or vehicles involved in accidents, the colleagues from AVS Hamburg took up a suggestion made by the police and installed eight "ProTec-Tor – quick-action access for emergency services" in the closed mobile crash barrier. Invitations for the 31st CEO meeting in Mellingen at the end of October had also gone to branch managers, senior quantity surveyors and project managers of the AVS Traffic Safety Group. For the first time, the meeting was also attended by our new AVS branches in Dresden, Gladbeck and Euskirchen, which have just recently joined the AVS team (as reported). The agenda therefore included getting to know each other personally, as well as the AVS Group's planning for the year ahead. There was also plenty of opportunity to share information about current and pending traffic safety projects and about the progress being made with joint developments, including mobile ProTec crash barriers, for example. AVS: your Traffic Safety Professionals... Positioned at regular intervals or strategic points, such as the Winsen-West junction shown here, ProTec-Tor permits rapid emergency opening of the mobile crash barrier to let all emergency services through - without needing any tools! Gladbeck Dresden AVS-Verkehrssicherung.de ...that's our motto, which is much more than an advertising slogan, as revealed time and again by the professional AVS roadworks facilities to be found on our roads. Our constantly growing, satisfied customer base confirms the success of our work. All customers appreciate our flexibility and reliability, our special combination of expert advice, meticulous planning, decades of experience and the skilled workmanship of our trained staff, together with AVS's modern machinery and material for hire, as well as neat-and-tidy execution and, last but not least, fair prices. Time and again, the AVS Traffic Safety Group is given responsibility for the complete traffic safety at long-term major projects, including those being implemented as public-private partnerships (PPP). Every day, we guide thousands of road users safely through roadworks. You too can benefit from our network: use the complete AVS one-stop service! The emergency forces including fire brigade, police and motorway maintenance staff were given a practical demonstration in advance of just how easy it is to handle the ProTec-Tor without any tools (remove the cotter pin by hand, loosen the bolt and pull out the short elements). While the roadworks were being set up, units from the fire brigades responsible for this section of motorway also followed the invitation issued by AVS Hamburg to test how easy it is to make an opening in the closed crash barrier in just a few seconds on site under real conditions on the motorway – particularly when every second counts in an emergency. The ProTec-Tor access points have a different shape and coloured signage to make them quite obvious; they are also numbered and featured accordingly in the drawings to permit precise positioning and clear allocation at all times. Although fortunately there was no need for an emergency opening during the six-month construction period, even so it is reassuring for all stakeholders to know that when the worst comes to the worst, the crash barrier can be opened at the ProTec-Tor by hand in a matter of seconds. i PUBLISHED BY Peter Berghaus GmbH Traffic Technology • Mobile Crash Barriers IMPRINT Published by: Editor: Text and layout: Peter Berghaus GmbH Herrenhöhe 6, D-51515 Kürten Dieter Berghaus Michael Kronenberg Herrenhöhe 6, 51515 Kürten-Herweg Phone +49 2207 9677 0, fax +49 2207 9677 80 We are members of: Printers: Circulation: Druckerei Brocker D-51515 Kürten 68.000 copies in German 1.000 copies in English www.berghaus-verkehrstechnik.de firstname.lastname@example.org Fachbetrieb und Mitglied im Verein für Verkehrstechnik und Verkehrssicherung e.V. VVV Peter Berghaus GmbH is part of AVS Verkehrssicherung GmbH.