TSA Supports Keynote Speaker at Road Building Conference
As mentioned in previous TSA e-news editions, road building offers a significant opportunity to use tyre-derived products in ways that provide multiple benefits.
At the August 2017 Australian Asphalt Pavement Association International Conference, findings from the recent road building application cooperative research (supported by TSA) will be presented. TSA is also supporting a keynote presentation from visiting international expert, Dr. David Jones. The support of the AAPA event is part of TSA’s market development function, focused on increasing the utilisation of crumbed rubber mix asphalt and other road building applications.
Dr. David Jones is the Associate Director of the University of California’s Pavement Research Center, in Davis California, where he manages research into sustainable road and airfield design with special interest in accelerated load testing, in-place pavement recycling, the use of recycled materials in pavement layers, permeable pavements, and low-volume road management.
The use of crumbed rubber is a keynote topic at this year’s conference. Dr. Jones’ presentation will cover the expansion of the use of crumbed rubber beyond sprayed seals to the provision of an improved binder with reliable engineering properties.
Dr. Jones will provide valuable information on the successful use and performance of crumb rubber modified asphalt in California and across the USA. Part of his presentation will also cover the environmental evaluation of the use of this binder.
Other sessions on this theme, throughout the conference, will focus on:
Advances in spray seal technology and the future of asphalt servicing and spray seals in Australia
High friction courses
Cold mix asphalt
A technical perspective on binder technology and improved binder characterisation
Fit for purpose assessment of pavement surfacing
Designing high rap content mixes
Crumb rubber modified asphalt and seals
Outcomes from emission monitoring at crumb rubber trials in Australia and the US