Conference and AGM

2021 Australian Pavement Recycling and Stabilisation Conference is postponed

AustStab advises that the 2021 Australian Pavement Recycling and Stabilisation Conference that was scheduled to take place in Sydney on the 20th October 2021 has been postponed due to the continuing uncertainty presented by the current COVID-19 situation.

This decision has not been taken lightly, however the considerable challenges related to COVID-19 continue to adversely affect the viability of in-person events. Although disappointing, it was a necessary decision for the safety and well-being of all involved as well as the uncertainty around timing of lockdowns and border closures/restrictions. The conference has already been rescheduled twice and we apologise for the inconvenience this has caused. A date in 2022 will be advised when venue arrangements have been firmed up. All current conference registrations will be carried forward to the new date and at the current delegate rate.

An announcement will be made soon regarding the 2021 AustStab Awards of Excellence.

AustStab acknowledges and thanks all those who took the time and effort to submit presentation proposals and Awards nominations. AustStab will be in contact to advise all presenters, Awards finalists and registered delegates of the changed arrangements.

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The theme of this one-day technical conference is Pavement Recycling for Sustainable Roads and will cover research outcomes, stabilisation for Local Government, construction excellence and sustainability.

The 26th Anniversary of AustStab gives us the opportunity to recognise the unique nature of AustStab as an organisation and to focus at our conference on the important attributes of sustainability and resilience that are able to be delivered by pavement recycling and stabilisation processes.

Please find below an outline of the program and an interim list of presenters – these may be subject to change.

Draft Outline Program

08:00 Registration

09:00 Introduction by AustStab CEO

09:05 AustStab President’s Address

09:15 Keynote presentations

10:30 Morning Tea

11:00 Session 1 (4 or 5 presentations)

12:15 Q&A Panel (15 minutes)

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Session 2 (4 or 5 presentations)

14:45 Q&A Panel (15 minutes)

15:00 Afternoon Tea

15:30 Session 3 (4 or 5 presentations)

16:45 Q&A Panel (15 minutes)

17:05 Wrap-up by AustStab President/CEO

17:15 Close

The one-day conference will feature four speaking sessions and around 20 presentations, including the following:

Implementation of foamed bitumen in Queensland – a 25 year journey, by Jothi (Rama) Ramanujam, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads

A practical approach to rehabilitate thin existing pavements using base-grade stabilisation, by Scott Young, Stabilised Pavements of Australia

Characterisation of fatigue performance of in-situ foamed bitumen stabilised pavements under ALF full-scale pavement testing, by Dr Didier Bodin, ARRB Group

Sustainability assessment for innovative pavement materials, designs and processes, by Brook Hall and Louise Dutton, ARRB Group

Design of foamed bitumen stabilised pavements for local government engineers, by George Vorobieff, Head to Head International

Emulsion treated road base – Bracalba Quarry case study, by Iulian Man, Sami Bitumen Technologies

Development of design procedures for lightly bound cemented materials, by Dr James Grenfell, ARRB Group

Effects of ‘hot storage and duration’ on Class 170 binder properties and foamed bitumen stabilisation performance, by Damian Volker, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads

Foamed bitumen stabilisation and the Airport Pavement Research Program, by Dr Greg White, The University of the Sunshine Coast

Canberra Airport – Taxiway Bravo extension, by Tim Jackson, Downer

Industry partnerships in national recognised stabilisation operator training, by Marcia Kelly, THE Mining & IS Australia

Case study: Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, by Alvaro Amorim, Transport Canberra City Services

Circular Economy: Construction of an (almost) completely recycled road in Central Coast Council NSW, by Stuart Baverstock, Central Coast Council NSW (to be confirmed)

Rehabilitation of 300 projects in the Campbelltown NSW LGA by pavement recycling and stabilisation to optimize service levels, by Mahbub Hossain, Campbelltown City Council

Long-term performance of bound in-situ stabilised pavements in Richmond Valley Council NSW, by Steve Button, Richmond Valley Council (to be confirmed)

Managing respirable crystalline silica risks for stabilisation works, by Rohan Davies, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads

The conference will be complemented by social events and the AustStab AGM over three days. New dates to be confirmed.

Day 1 – Date TBC

  • 12:00pm: Golf (9 hole Ambrose Competition) – Sponsored by Wirtgen – TBC
  • 7:00pm: Informal Dinner – Sponsored by Wirtgen – Novotel Brighton Beach

Day 2 – Date TBC

  • 8:30am: Australian Pavement Recycling and Stabilisation Conference – Novotel Brighton Beach Endeavour Ballroom
  • 7:00pm: AustStab Gala Dinner and Awards Night – Sponsored by Caterpillar – Novotel Brighton Beach Endeavour Ballroom.

Day 3 – Date TBC

  • 9:00am: Annual General Meeting

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AustStab is actively monitoring changing COVID-19 requirements. The Australian Pavement Recycling and Stabilisation Conference will be held in compliance with all COVID-19 requirements that are in place at the time it occurs.

To see the  Novotel’s Covid safe plan click here