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Bitumen for Road Construction

Bitumen being poured out of a tin

26 Aug 2016

Bitumen is a complex visco-elastic material formed as a mixture of hydrocarbons obtained naturally or as a residue from petroleum distillation. It 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 results in wide variation in properties, both naturally occurring and engineered, that leave many engineers confused about the myths and the truth.

Join the SCI Construction Materials Group on Wednesday 26 October 2016 at SCI in London for Bitumen for Road Construction. This one-day conference 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.

Presentations will review 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.

With speakers from Europe and the USA, this conference will give you an international perspective on this key material. The following have already been confirmed as speakers: Prof John Read and Dr Richard Taylor, Shell International Petroleum Company, Dr Ian Lancaster, Nynas, Mr Mike Southern, Eurobitume, Dr Everett Crews, Ingevity and Mr Gary Schofield, Total Bitumen.

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.

Early-bird fees
We are delighted to offer a discounted rate for all registrations received by 23 September 2016. By registering before then, you could save up to a third of the cost of you delegate fee.

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