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Bituminous Products Guidelines & Documents. Trevor Distin RPF May 2008. Background. Best practice documents for design, construction & maintenance of roads are in a state of obsolescence Ascribed to loss/migration of skills from Public sector

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background
Background
  • Best practice documents for design, construction & maintenance of roads are in a state of obsolescence
  • Ascribed to loss/migration of skills from Public sector
  • Form the basis of sound engineering practice aimed to optimise provision & maintenance of our road network
  • Springboard for new entrants into the roads industry to benefit from decades of experience
incisive action
Incisive action

In response Sabita increased its investment in technology development to:

  • ensure the sustainability of the road building industry
  • stem erosion of skills from road authorities
  • ensure a well informed bituminous products materials industry
targeted outputs
Targeted outputs

Updating and production of new:

  • Sabita manuals
  • AsAc manuals
  • Standard test methods
  • Training videos to DVD format
  • Hard copy to electronic format
updating sabita manuals
Updating Sabita Manuals
  • Manual 2 (2007)
    • Bituminous binders for road construction & maintenance
  • Manual 5 (2008)
    • Manufacture & construction of HMA
  • Manual 7 (2005)
    • Warrants for surfacing gravel roads
  • Manual 19 (2008)
    • Design & construction of BRA
  • Manual 22 (2007)
    • HMA paving in adverse weather
new sabita manuals
New Sabita Manuals
  • Manuals 25 (2006)
    • Quality in the transportation of bituminous binders
  • Manual 26 (2007)
    • Guidelines for the priming & stone precoating fluids
  • Manual 27 (2008)
    • Construction and design of TLA for low volume roads
proposed projects
Proposed projects
  • Converting REACT (economic analysis of short term rehabilitation) program from DOS to Windows for TRH 12
  • Guidelines for the performance of binder distributors
  • Guidelines for the use of RAP in HMA
  • Design & use of slurry seals
  • Sealing in winter
asac publications
AsAc publications
  • Updating TG 1 (2007)
    • Use of modified binders in road construction
  • Updating TG 2 (2008)
    • Bitumen stablised materials
  • New TG 3 (2008)
    • Asphalt reinforcement membranes
standard test methods
Standard test methods
  • Reformating of asphalt test methods from TMH 1 to SANS format
  • Development of test methods for certifying binder distributors
  • Reformating TG 1 test methods for modified binders into SANS format
videos to dvds
Videos to DVDs

Reformating videos onto DVD format

  • DVD 100
    • Bitumen tests
    • Bitumen emulsion tests
    • HMA tests
    • Bitumen rubber tests
  • DVD 200
    • Repairs & maintenance of black top roads
  • DVD 300
    • Manufacture, paving & compaction of HMA
summary
Summary
  • Electronic copies of all manuals available free of charge on www.sabita.co.za or students CD
  • Aim is to partner with Road Authorities to assist with transfer of knowledge to new entrants
  • Disseminate info through SAT & AsAc
  • Sabita committed to ensure documents reflect best practice so that we have a well informed industry