Global knowledge sharing driving accelerated change
The increased use of end-of-life tyres for road applications is an international project that has seen many countries work to improve outcomes and share knowledge.
One of the best opportunities to share world’s best practice was via the Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) and Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA) International Knowledge Transfer (IKT) study tour, that included attendance at the recent Rubberised Asphalt Rubber 2018 (RAR 2018) conference in South Africa.
TSA Market Development Manager, Liam O’Keefe attended the events, as did delegates from AAPA, roads authorities, local councils and roads contractors from across Australia.
As the seventh such international knowledge sharing conference since 2000, RAR 2018 provided the opportunity to share 41 papers on key topics and the IKT tour included site visits to view uses of high rubber content asphalt in local South African conditions.
The knowledge gained from the conference and study tour will be incorporated into future tech-talk briefings and master classes held by TSA and AAPA; ensuring that Australian road builders and specifiers are in possession of state-of-the-art information that will lead to better roads and sustainability outcomes.