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
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  Understanding asphalt technology
Session 2  Factors affecting the durability of asphalts 
Session 3  Different base and binder course asphalts including recycled materials and where to use them
Session 4  Which road surface asphalts to use, where, and why; including those characteristics affecting both safety and reduction of road traffic noise
Session 5  Site works, including preparation; planing, tack and bond coating; asphalt delivery; paving and compaction - best and worst practices

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
  • Factors influencing the successful use of asphalts including hot, warm, semi-warm and cold mixes and use of recycled asphalt
  • How to identify problems with existing paved areas, including TAR-bound materials, and recognise the range of remedial and preventative measures to deal with them
  • How to maintain surfaces in a durable and safe condition
  • How to recognise good and bad work on site, and deal with bad work
  • The current standards for asphalts
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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