A South African / Australian Joint Initiative : Challenges in The Asphalt Industry

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Under the Auspices of Society For Asphalt Technology – Supported by Sabita and AFPA – Australian Flexible Pavement Association – Sponsored by GHD and JG Afrika.

These sessions will provide an overview of the industry in both countries, the pavement engineering landscape, restrictions, constraints, typical ways things are done, contractors, client and consulting engineers’ perspectives.
Technical discussions will cover the selection of binders for effective durability and performance grade binders in both countries.


PROGRAMME : 08.00 – 11.00

Introduction: Overview of This Initiative
Herman Marais (RSA) and Jaco Liebenberg (AUS)

Session 1: The Dynamics of The Industry in South Africa and Australia
Phil Hendricks (RSA) and Joe Grobler (AUS)

Session 2: Main Challenges Facing Our Industry (Burning Issues)
Melanie Hofmeyr (RSA) and Anna D’Angelo (AUS)

Session 3: Technical – Selection of Binder For Effective Durability
Hechter Theyse (AUS)

Session 4: Performance Grade Bitumen in South Africa
Joanne Muller and Steph Bredenhann (RSA)

Conclusion: Open Forum Discussion
Herman Marais (RSA) and Jaco Liebenberg (AUS)


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