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Professional Development Training

Specifying and using asphalts in roads and other paved areas with confidence

Event organised by ICE

06 October 2022
09:00 - 17:00 BST (GMT+1)
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£305.00 (Excl.VAT)

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Supported by extensive case studies, this useful one day course will enable you to understand, specify and manage bituminous mixtures for new highway construction, for repairs to existing highways and to confidently troubleshoot poor performance.

The programme focusses on:

  • The various ways in which roads and other paved areas fail
  • How to trouble-shoot areas of poor performance
  • The production, transport and site practices that drastically affect the performance and durability of asphalt
  • How to achieve intended performance and greatest possible durability from asphalt
  • Practical guidance on how to achieve durable materials from bituminous mixtures

Specific reference is made to:

  • European Standards and PD6691 dealing with the production of asphalts 
  • The British Standard, BS594987, covering  the transporting, laying and compacting of all asphalts including SMA’s
  • The revisions to the Highway Agency’s Specification for Highway Works 900 series clauses

It is a profusely illustrated course with an additional e-appendix, supported by one-to one e-mail support from the course presenter at no extra cost.

The e-appendix contains PowerPoint presentations on hand laying asphalt, Appendix 7/1 examples specifying most commonly used asphalts for base, binder and surface courses, providing and improving skidding resistance and quiet roads surfaces illustrations of common road problems, their likely causes and suggested remedial works.


NB: This course was formerly called "Specifying and using asphalts in roads and other paved areas with confidence" - the course programme is the same.

Sessions begin at 9:00 and finish at 17:00. Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch are included in the programme.

  • Session 1 - Introduction, overview
  • Session 2 - Types of Bituminous Mixtures
  • Session 3 - Road Surface Characteristics and Mixture Design
  • Session 4 - Laying, Compaction and Resurfacing