20 October 2020

Pavement Surfacing Materials - What's new?

Organised by:

SCI’s Construction Materials Group

London, UK

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Synopsis
Climate change, in particular, means that environmental impact is a very important consideration in the design, construction and maintenance of roads.  This encourages the introduction of innovative solutions in the development of new materials that are appropriate to meet this need.  Common solutions have included recycling and use of waste materials.  Whole life cost analysis can favour more durable products that reduce traffic congestion caused by road maintenance.  The other important consideration in the design of road surfacing materials is safety for the user, assessed by resistance to skidding.  This event will look at recent developments in pavement surfacing materials, including the use of high-performance additives, alternative aggregates, and waste materials.  Are they capable of improving efficiency, effectiveness and, possibly, competitive advantage?
Attendees
This event will be of interest to those working in highway authorities, civil and military airport authorities, road and railway engineering consultants, university civil engineering departments, construction materials testing laboratories as well as materials suppliers and contractors, and road and airfield construction contractors and operators.
Programme
09.30
Registration and refreshments
10.00
Welcome and introduction
10.10

Graphene - Introduction 
Graphene Institute/HE

10.40
Graphene - Oxfordshire Country (laboratory) experience
Loretta Venturini/Filippo Montanelli, Iterchimica
11.10
Refreshment break
11.40
Asphalt with light-weight aggregates
Bob Allen, Aggregate Industries
12.10
New product standard for HFS (prBS 8870)
Ian Walsh, Independent consultant
12:40
Discussion
13.00
Lunch
14:00
Use of crumb rubber in asphalt - Dry process
Brian Kent, Tarmac
14.30
Use of crumb rubber in asphalt - Wet process
Andy Simms, Skanska
15.00
Use of a binder derived from waste plastic
Yuging Zhang (supervisor)/Charlotte Abdy (PhD student, Aston University/NARC)
15.30
Discussion
15:45
Close
 

Venue and Contact

SCI

14/15 Belgrave Square
London
SW1X 8PS

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Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


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Organising committee
  • John Richardson, SCI/Colas Ltd

  • Lucia DeFarreriis, Skanska

  • Mike Gibb, SCI/Hyperion Infrastructure Consultancy

  • Nassera Thompson, SCI/Highways England