AustStab, the Australian Pavement Recycling and Stabilisation Association is turning 25 this year and has announced the date for its 2020 conference.
The conference will be held at the Novotel Brighton Beach, Sydney on Wednesday 29 July 2020.
Pavement recycling for sustainable roads will be the theme of the one day conference. Research outcomes, stabilisation for local government, construction excellence and sustainability will all be covered across the day.
AustStab CEO Stuart Dack said the conference will be an important opportunity for road pavement asset managers to learn more about sustainability and resilience of stabilised pavements.
“It is being increasingly realised that pavement recycling and stabilisation, particularly through insitu processes, brings increased resilience and associated whole-of-life benefits. Benifits already recognised by pavement engineers include significant up-front cost savings, speed of construction and lack of public disruption, and most importantly, environmental benefits derived from reuse of existing insitu pavement materials,” Mr. Dack said.
He says the 25th Anniversary of AustStab gives its members the opportunity to both recognise the unique nature of AustStab as an organisation, but also to focus at the conference on the important attributes of sustainability and resilience that are able to be delivered by the insitu pavement recycling and stabilisation process.
“This will be a conference not to be missed by anyone involved in pavement design and construction that has an interest in pavement recycling and stabilisation,” Mr. Dack says.
“And there’ll be time to play as well with a social, but very competitive golf and putting competition preceding the conference. We’ll also be holding our Annual General Meeting and working group meetings following the conference for those interested in the activities of AustStab.”
The Annual AustStab Awards Gala Dinner will be held in conjunction with the conference, at which the 25th anniversary will be celebrated. Presentations will be made on the night of the annual AustStab Awards of Excellence, sponsored by Caterpillar.