For decades, the two trade associations FBS Fachverband für Bitumenemulsionen und Straßenerhaltungsbauweisen e.V. and the Gütegemeinschaft AKB für Asphalt-Kaltbauweisen zur Erhaltung von Straßen e.V. existed side by side. They engaged with experts from their own ranks for their technologies, products and construction methods.
While the FBS mainly concentrated on the topics “Bitumen emulsions and surface treatments”, the AKB always focused on “Thin asphalt wearing courses in cold construction DSK”.
In both cases, the focus is basically on the preservation, i.e. maintenance and rehabilitation, of traffic pavements. Due to these common objectives as well as dual memberships, it was logical to consider merging the two professional associations. This is intended to make optimum use of synergies and achieve even better representation of the resource- and energy-efficient “cold” maintenance technologies.
After corresponding resolutions of the general assemblies of the original associations, the necessary legal steps could be initiated. New name and new logo result from the vote of the members.
On July 19, 2022, the merger agreement and the new articles of association were notarized retroactively to January 1, 2022.
FBS and AKB became the new trade association for bitumen emulsions and cold construction FBK e.V.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Steffen Riedl


Thomas Olligschläger

Vice President