Road Science has three presentations today at the NZ Transport Agency and NZIHT conference!
1) Using Performance Based Laboratory Testing for Smarter Design of Asphalt Surfacings and Pavements, Dr Greg Arnold - 12:10pm
2) Current Advances in Epoxy Modified OGPA, Darcy Rogers & David Alabaster - 2:25pm
3) Pavement Renewals Experience Following the new 2017 NZTA Guide, Dr Greg Arnold - 4:10pm
For everyone at the NZ Transport Agency and NZIHT conference today don't miss Nik Vishwanath's presentation at 4:15pm about Better Treatments of Pavement Defects using Ultra Mender!
Make sure you watch out for the Road Science presenters Greg Arnold, Darcy Rogers and Nik Vishwanath if you are attending the NZ Transport Agency and NZIHT conference next week. Click the following for more information and a programme of events.
Congrats to the Mount Maunganui laboratory for receiving the technical excellence silver award at the Civil Engineering Testing Association of New Zealand conference recently. They won this for their expertise in developing a new Road Science product - Ultra Mender.
Ultra Mender is a revolutionary product, it is an extremely tough and versatile polymeric binder, perfect for repair of common pavement and surface defects associated with maintaining road networks.
This week Dr Greg Arnold presented on the benefits of Road Science EME2 at the NZ Airports Annual Conference.
If you would like to know more about EME2 high modulus asphalt see our website or contact one of the experts at Road Science!
Road Science is committed to a cleaner Aotearoa New Zealand, which is another reason why we promote the use of bitumen emulsion.
Hot cutback bitumen produces double the amount of greenhouse gas throughout the lifecycle of the chip sealing process. Take a look at this illustration to see why bitumen emulsion is so much better for our environment.
Last year alone the use of Road Science emulsion had the same positive effect on carbon emissions as planting 675,000 trees.
If you want to understand more about emulsions please feel free to contact our friendly team of experts at Road Science!
The Road Science emulsion recovery unit is a smarter alternative than sending waste bitumen emulsion to the landfill.
It's an exciting initiative led by the Road Science team and the unit is now in full operation cranking through waste material.
The operation consists of two parts; getting unusable emulsion product out of the Intermediate bulk container (IBC), then getting the product into the tank for the actual recovery process.
Total volume of recovered bitumen since the operation has come into action is 46 tonne of usable bitumen from 76 tonne of unusable emulsion product. To put that into perspective 76 tonne of unusable product is around the same size as four 20ft shipping containers!
The team is excited and really proud to be a part of a company that is always concerned about our footprint and how best we operate to improve the environmental outcomes.
Jack Thompson a former Road Science cadet has recently been in the Solomon Islands for three months as part of Downer’s partnership with Volunteer Service Abroad.
Downer sends four graduates or cadets each year to be Infrastructure Advisers within the Asset Management Division of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development.
Jack worked alongside locals to build their capacity to manage construction and maintenance projects and even managed to meet The Rt Hon Helen Clark!
The team at Road Science competed in the 6 & 12 km portions of the Tauranga International Marathon on the 22nd of September. It was an awesome day with everyone really enjoying themselves.
It was another great well-being initiative by our Road Science business and although everyone was a bit tired after the event, planning is already underway for the next one.