13 March 2024

Road surfacing binder – future challenges

Organised by:

SCI's Construction Materials Group

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. However, changes in the oil industry, including impact of new regulations, in the light of climate change results in new challenges for the production of bitumen. Bitumen has been enhanced with different properties, with a focus on reduced environmental impact and improved sustainability, and other types of binder have also been investigated. The symposium is intended to set out the position of bitumen continuing as a useful engineering material that is key to an efficient road network in this and other countries.

This event will consider the new challenges for bitumen and look at the recent developments in bitumen products and new types of binder for road surfacing, including the use of high-performance additives, and alternative materials from waste and other sources.


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

Wednesday 13 March 2024

09.30
Registration and refreshments
10.00
Chairman’s introduction
10.10
Bitumen - past, present and future
Dr Richard Taylor, Shell International Petroleum
10.35
Outlook for bitumen alongside fossil fuel reduction
Dr Ian Lancaster, Eurobitume
11.00
Challenges for polymer modified bitumen
Paul Kimber/Jonathan Core, Eurovia
11.25
Refreshment break
11.55
Modified bitumen properties and specifications
Laurent Porot, Kraton
12.20
Anti-aging bitumen
Gary Schofield, Total Bitumen
12.45
Discussion
13.00
Lunch
14.00
Plant based binder
Thierry Delcroix, Colas
14.25
Bitumen with biogenic materials in the UK
Donna James, Atkins
14.50
Bitumen emulsions
15.15
Use of a binder derived from waste plastic
Charlotte Abdy, Aston University
15.40
Discussion
16.10
Event close
16.15
Refreshments on departure

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Venue and Contact

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14/15 Belgrave Square
London
SW1X 8PS

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Email: conferences@soci.org


Fees

Before early bird - ends 7 February 2024
SCI Member - £100
Non-Member - £130
SCI Student Member - £35
*IAT/IHE Member - £115

After early bird
SCI Member - £150
Non-Member - £180
SCI Student Member - £65
* IAT/IHE Member - £165

* IAT/IHE Member should enter the Event discount code EJICMATS671  and select “Guest Member” under the section Member type.

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Partners

Organising committee

    • Lucia de Ferrariis, WSP
    • Corina Draper, Shell
    • Mike Gibb, Hyperion
    • Tom Green, Socotec
    • John Richardson, Retired