The Shell Bitumen Handbook

The sixth edition of the bestselling Shell Bitumen handbook contains global examples of regulations, specifications and practice, highlighting similarities and differences between the regions and reflecting the fact that growth economies are adapting and developing new practices, specifications and driving research in this area.

Paver laying a new road surface
Paver laying a new road surface

Who wrote this?

Shell has been at the forefront of bitumen technology for over 90 years, and continues to play a leading role in global bitumen research and development. The Shell Bitumen Handbook is an authoritative source of information on bitumen use in road pavements around the world.

When?

This sixth edition was published in January 2015.

Why?

The Shell Bitumen Handbook explores the very latest technical trends within the industry. Compiled by an international team of Shell experts from Europe, Asia and the Americas, the 6th edition contains global examples of regulations, specifications and practice, highlighting similarities and differences between the regions and reflecting the fact that growth economies are adapting and developing new practices, specifications and driving research in this area.

Who should read this?

The Shell Bitumen Handbook is an essential, comprehensive reference tool intended to be of daily use to civil engineers, laboratory and site technicians and operation managers, as well as students and researchers in pavement construction and maintenance.

Content

The Shell Bitumen Handbook includes reference to new and revised European harmonised specifications as well as new guidance on recycling, warm asphalt mixtures, foam mixtures, bitumen additives and certification schemes for bitumen and asphalt. There are also expanded chapters on the constitution and structure of bitumen, bitumen rheology, polymer modified bitumens, bitumen health, bitumen adhesion and testing of asphalts and surface treatments.

The handbook provides new and experienced engineers with accessible and practical technical content such as:

  • Global examples of bitumen regulation, specification and practice written by Shell experts across the world
  • Coverage of the properties, testing methodology and performance related issues of different types of asphalt
  • Information on the new standardised test methods to assess product performance
  • State-of-the-art methods for building longer lasting road pavements
  • Extensive referencing, enabling readers to discover more about subject areas and research topics
  • New and updated appendices to support the reference value of the book

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