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

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Location Date & Duration Price (per delegate) No.Delegates Action
   Birmingham 12/03/2019  1 Day £300.00 +VAT
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   London 02/07/2019  1 Day £300.00 +VAT
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   London 20/11/2019  1 Day £300.00 +VAT
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This useful one day training course enables delegates to understand, specify and confidently manage the asphalts used in the construction, maintenance and repair of roads and other paved areas.

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

Supported by extensive case studies, this 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. 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


Training courses on set dates, in ICE Training venues across the country. Suitable for those looking to attend a training course and share knowledge and practical experiences with like-minded others in an interactive learning environment.


Bespoke training programmes. These are delivered by our tutors at a time, in a location and based on a curriculum completely tailored to your needs. Ideal for organisations that have several employees wishing to take training in the same subject area, and/or have organisation-specific ideas for learning and development.

Programme Overview

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

Mr Jeff Farrington

A member of the ICE, Jeff has more than 40 years' experience in the design and construction of large and small highway construction and maintenance works. He is the author of numerous technical papers and has contributed to several text books. He is a member of the British Standards Asphalt Committee, B510/1 which he chaired for 20 years, and he has served on several other national and international committees dealing with asphalts and flexible pavements.

Learning Objectives
On completion of the course participants should:
  • Have a clear understanding of the factors influencing the successful use of bituminous mixtures including hot, warm, semi-warm and cold mixes and use of recycled asphalt
  • Be capable of selecting and specifying appropriate mix types for a range of pavement layers and site conditions
  • Appreciate how to maintain surfaces in a safe condition
  • Be confident of identifying problems with existing paved areas, including TAR-bound materials, and recognise the range of remedial and preventative measures available
  • Be aware of the standards for bituminous mixtures and their impact on current practice
Who Should Attend?

This training course assumes no previous experience in dealing with asphalts in roads or other paved areas so is especially useful both for those wishing to update their previous experience, and newer entrants to the profession. Delegates will include:

  • Consultants’ engineers and other technical personnel
  • All Local Authority personnel involved with roads including asset managers
  • Civil engineering and building contractors

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