|Dear <<First Name>>,
Welcome to the first edition of iStab, the new AustStab newsletter.
This is one of the new ways that AustStab is hoping to stay in touch with our association members, as well as other interested industry groups. Our newsletter, website and regular contributions in the Roads magazine should provide you with information about the pavement recycling and stabilisation industry. If there is anything in particular that you would like more information on please drop us a line.
A night to remember - 21 August 2012
In 2012 AustStab will award the inaurgrual Award for Excellence. Four categories for recognition will be open for award:
1. Work Health and Safety;
2. Excellence in Research or Education;
3. Excellence in Sustainability in Pavement Stabilisation; and
4. Excellence in Stabilisation in Local Government.
Award submission opening dates are : 1 May 2012 for projects completed, or 80% complete by that date. Entry should be submitted online via the website no later than 15 July 2012. The winners will be announced on "A night to remember" at the AustStab AGM in Melbourne 21 August 2011.
Well Done Winnie!
Winnie Lai, our Administrator, has been working hard on updating the association webpage to make it easier to find information about the processes, our members and the services that we provide. We think that you will agree that Winnie has done a terrific job. Please send her an email to let her know.
Mark your calendar
AustStab and CPEE have released the latest regional training session dates for 2012 for the Insitu Stablisation Course. The AustStab team want to share the benefits of reusing your existing pavement. Mark these in your calendar and head to the website to find out more information about the training session happening in a location near you.
Darwin June 19,20
Port Macquarie July 17,18
Parramatta August 7,8
Melbourne October 16,17
Townsville November 20,21
Member Profile - Who are Sat Civil Constructions Pty Ltd?
In 2011, Sat Civil Constructions Pty Ltd were accepted as contracting members to AustStab. Jan Weinert, General Manager/Director, was elected to the AustStab Council. SAT Civil Constructions Pty Ltd are AustStab/ARRB certified stabilisation contractors. Mainly based in Queensland, they are committed to protecting the environment and natural resoucees by using insitu-stabilising to rehabiliate and rejuvenate pavements. Employees are their most valuable asset. They value the association to keep them abreast of the latest industry developments and trends.
New role for DPP
Dry Powdered Polymers (DPP) are used extensively throughout Australia as an alternative to the traditional cement and lime in road stabilisation. The process involves an internal waterproofing of the fine grained particles. This can result in a basecourse that preserves its dry strength in wet conditions and can act as a barrier to water ingress into susceptible subgrades.
Recent research has shown that DPP also improves durability of unsealed roads. Some DPP stabilised gravel roads have been shown to reduce markedly the maintenance frequency while having the added advantage of dust generation being under 25% of untreated pavements.
Until next month remember the best quarry is the one we drive over everyday - so why not recycle it?
Chief Executive Officer - AustStab
• Promote the stabilisation and road recycling industry • Educate and train people in the industry • Set national standards of performance • Assist and coordinate research