26 October 2016

Bitumen for Road Construction

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SCI, London, UK

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Synopsis

Bitumen is a complex visco-elastic material, derived from the hard end of the hydro-carbon spectrum, which is used as the binder in the majority of flexible road pavements since the demise of coal tar in the middle of the last century. The complexity allows for wide variation in properties, both naturally occurring and deliberately engineered, that leaves many engineers who regularly use the product confused about the myths and the truth. The seminar is intended to set out the position of bitumen as a useful engineering material that is key to an efficient road network in this and other countries.

Papers will be presented reviewing the history, exploration and manufacture of the material, looking at its chemical and physical properties, its influence within downstream products, including recycled and its specification and testing.


Programme

Day 1 - 26 October 2016

09:15
Registration and refreshments
0945
Opening remarks Dr Mike Gibb, SCI Construction Materials Group Chair and Mr John Richardson, meeting Chair
0955
SCI welcome Ms Karen Hobbs, SCI Membership Manager
10:10
The future of bitumen Prof John Read, Shell International Petroleum Company, UK
10:40
Recent developments in understanding the constitution of bitumen Dr Richard Taylor, Shell International Petroleum Company, UK
11:10
Refreshment break
11:40
Bitumen rheology Dr Ian Lancaster, Nynas, UK
12:10
Eurobitume perspectives on bitumen manufacture and specification Mr Mike Southern, Eurobitume, Belgium
12:40
Discussion
13:00
Lunch and networking
14:00
Chemo-mechanics: The effect of surfactant structure and dosage on mechanical properties of emulsion-based paving materials Dr Everett Crews, Ingevity, USA
14:30
Evaluating paving grade bitumen in relation with their properties Dr Jean–Pascal Planche, Western Research Institute, USA
15:00
Bitumen modification...why, how and so what! Mr Gary Schofield, Total Bitumen, UK
15:30
The MURE project: warm asphalt mixes and the multirecycling of reclaimed asphalt pavement Dr Jean-Eric Poirier, Colas, France
16:00
Discussion
16:30
Close and refreshments

Venue and Contact

14/15 Belgrave Square
London
SW1X 8PS

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


Fees

GB£150 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI Member
GB£45 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI Student Member
GB£80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI Subsidised Member 
GB£170 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IAT Member
GB£200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Non-Member

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Additional Info

Organising Committee

  • Dr Mike Gibb, SCI/ Hyperion Infrastructure Consultancy
  • Mr John Richardson, SCI/ Colas Ltd

Exhibition and Sponsorship

The exhibition and refreshments will be situated together ensuring excellent access to delegates throughout the meeting. If you are interested in exhibiting at this event or in sponsorship opportunities, please contact clarice.williams@soci.org for further information and costs.