This month we review the staff changes at AustStab, look at a seasonal solution to new pavement works and continue planning for the Annual Conference and Awards of Excellence.
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Dear <<First Name>>

In May 2015, AustStab:

  • Sadly received Winnie Lai's resignation
  • The AustStab Annual Conference details were provided on the AustStab Website
  • Attended and presented at the Roads and Maritime Services Workshop on Foamed Bitumen in Canberra
  • Attended the Victorian Civil Construction Alliance discussion on Rate Pegging
  • Engaged with industry partners, Consult Australia, IPWEA, AAPA, ARRB and Natspec 
  • Presented at the Roads and Maritime Services Workshop in Orange
  • We continued to deliver on the pillars of the association.
Some upcoming events:
  • 20-21 May 2015 - Horsham AustStab CPEE Training Course
  • 5 June 2015 - Bitumen Working Group meeting - Sydney
  • 19 - 20 May 2015 - Civinex NSW
  • 10 - 11 June 2015 - Roma AustStab CPEE Training Course
  • 16 June 2015 - Council meeting and Awards Judging
  • 24 - 25 June 2015 - Cloncurry AustStab CPEE Training Course
  • 27 - 29 July 2015 - AustStab Annual General Meeting and Gala Dinner.

Leah Fisher

CEO AustStab


Changes at AustStab

In May 2015 Winnie Lai decided to move on from AustStab. We thank Winnie for her service to AustStab for the last six years. She has been an asset to AustStab. We wish her luck with her future endeavours.

Ann Young, not related to our previous President, will take the role in a temporary capacity as we move into the Conference season. Ann will bring us up to date with the conference booking procedure for this year, as she hits the ground running this week.

AustStab 4th Annual Gala Dinner and Awards of Excellence

 The Annual Gala Dinner and Awards of Excellence will be hosted by AustStab, with Caterpillar's ongoing support in July 2015. This is a month earlier than usual.

This year's categories for the awards include:

  1. Work Health and Safety
  2. Excellence in Research or Education
  3. Innovation or Excellence in Pavement Stabilisation
  4. Excellence in Recycling in Stabilised Pavements in Local Government
  5. Young Stabiliser of the Year
  6. Overall Award of Excellence

For more information about the Awards and conference click here.

Affiliate Members
Lime Stabilised Subgrades

Winter is often wet and cold in the Southern States. Wet weather delays on new projects are often experienced. These delays are often easily avoided, or minimised through the use of lime stabilised subgrades. 

Lime stabilisation, using Quicklime, produces an exothermic reaction during the slaking process. The quicklime reacts with the water, either available in the pavement or as added by a water cart to release a steam vapour and effectively produce hydrated lime. The hydrated lime reacts with the clay particles in the pavement to provide a pavement that is easier for construction traffic to access. 

For more information about lime stabilised subgrades click here.

2015 Conference and Gala Dinner - Save the dates

The Conference will be hosted in the Yarra Valley in Victoria on 27 - 29 July 2015.

Conference registrations will open on 15 May 2015 and close on 26 June 2015. Members will be emailed directly with details of how to register this year.

The AustStab Awards of Excellence will be awarded at the Gala Dinner on the 28th July 2015. The awards AustStab website.

Speakers at this year's conference will include Richard Yeo and Michael Moffatt from ARRB, speaking of stabilisation projects being undertaken by Austroads and the TIPES program. Simon Renton, VicRoads will speak of recent changes to Carbon Gauge. We will update you on other speakers for the event in coming weeks.

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