The 2015 edition of the Stabilisation Guide includes Section 6 on Sustainability, with many subsections highlighting ways that stabilisation is sustainable, whilst providing new whole of life pavement construction.
For example 6.7 reviews sustainability in pavement construction:
- Reducing and reusing materials otherwise referred to as waste
- Reducing energy consumption
- Reducing water and air pollution
- Minimising material transportation
- Minimising the use of virgin materials, especially from quarries and pits and
- Respecting people and the environment.
When we consider additional costs to the community such as lane rentals and reduced congestion due to faster construction times when compared to other construction and rehabilitation methods and the long tested success of stabilisation within the Australian construction environment, it is vital that this method is given due consideration for every pavement construction project.
The Guide includes details about design, testing, construction and benefits.
It can be ordered here.
The 2016 face to face training program has been released. The course has been retitled Pavement Recycling and Stabilisation. In 2016 the course presenters will include Bob Andrews, Phil Walter and others for CPEE, Leah Fisher and Greg White for AustStab, as well as Daniel Orriss, Scott Young, Kerry Constanti and others representing the contracting members. Enquiries for all courses are welcome.
Early bird rates will apply up to four weeks prior to all courses this year. The early bird rate provides a saving of up to 15% for delegates. Group discounts are also available for groups of 4 or more delegates.
This year we will seek to engage with consultants and civil contractors to participate in the course, as well as our usual markets of local and state government and contracting members.
We also look forward to shortly announcing the winner of the CPEE Student Excellence Awards for Stabilisation 2016, supported by AustStab.
AustStab Awards of Excellence 2016
The AustStab awards of Excellence will be open for nomination from mid May.
Start looking for great projects that reflect the excellent work being completed within your organisation. We look forward to presenting these awards in July on the Gold Coast at our annual Gala Dinner.