6 June 2018

Asphalt - The Road Ahead

Organised by:

SCI's Construction Materials Group

Nottingham, UK

Registration Closed

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This one day event is the second in a series, focussing on forthcoming developments and issues for the use of asphalt to meet ever increasing demands for performance, value and sustainability.

Planning and preparation are key to successful delivery and performance so it's important to keep abreast of what's on the horizon. SCI's Construction Materials Group and NARC have, therefore, combined to organise this event to provide an insight into near market developments, current research programmes and issues likely to affect policy and practice in the operation of asphalt roads in the near future. The day will include presentations from representatives of highway authority clients, material suppliers and academics actively engaged in research and its application to give a wide perspective on both the opportunities and the challenges around the corner for the design, production, placing and maintenance of asphalt on the highway network. The theme of the event has been selected to draw together those in commercial practice and those actively engaged in scientific development within the asphalt industry to promote discussion and sharing of knowledge, thoughts and ideas.


The event will be of interest to those who specialise in asphalt technology through research, development and commercial practice, such as highway and port authorities, engineering consultants, university engineering departments, asphalt suppliers and contractors.

09.30 Registration and refreshments
10.00 Welcome and introduction
Gordon Airey, University of Nottingham
10.10 A quest for premium asphalt surfacing system – the journey to date
Daru Widyatmoko, AECOM
10.35 EDGAR (Evaluation and Decision process for Greener Asphalt Roads)
Joëlle De Visscher, Belgian Road Research Centre
11.00 SolDuGri – Sustainable reinforcement of infrastructure with glass fibre grids
Xavier Carbonneau, Colas
11.25 Refreshment break
11.55 DRaT (Development of Ravelling Test)
Matt Wayman, Highways England
12.20 Spectroscopic analysis of road surfacing to predict fretting failure
Damien Bateman, TRL
12.45 Panel discussion
13.15 Lunch
14.30 Smart and multifunctional roads
Alvaro Garcia, University of Nottingham
14.55 Maximising asphalt recycling by minimising the impact: a summary of international initiatives at NTEC
Davide Lo Presti, University of Nottingham
15.20 Using vehicle sensor data for road management
Tony Parry, University of Nottingham
15.45 Panel discussion
16.15 Close

Venue and Contact

Nottingham University

Jubilee Conference Centre
Triumph Road
University of Nottingham

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org

£100   SCI / NARC Member
£50   SCI Student Member
£55   SCI Subsidised Member
£140   Non-Member

Standard fees after Wednesday 25 April 2018

£140   SCI / NARC Member
£70   SCI Student Member
£80   SCI Subsidised Member
£200   Non-Member

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