Road Recycling - Basic Concepts

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Organisation profile

Irish Tar & Bitumen Suppliers are a leading supplier and manufacturer of bituminous road binders, for over 70 years. Operating from our modern high tech bitumen terminal at Dublin Port, Irish Tar provide high quality products that are widely used in road surfacing projects throughout Ireland. Working closely with Producers, Contractors, Local Authorities & Government Agencies, providing technical advice and support when required.

Training aim

The aim of the course is to provide participants involved in road improvement & surfacing works with an understanding of road recycling techniques. 

Learning objectives

The course will provide the participant with a greater understanding of road recycling and how the technique is fast becoming the number one option for road authorites involved in road improvement and surfacing projects. 

Course outline

Road recycling is fast becoming a number one option for Road Authorities looking to rejuvenate the existing road surface under the constraints of a tight budget. It is an efficient and cost saving method of construction and has many advantages over traditional methods. Irish Tar's "Road Recycling - Basic Concepts" course outlines the process and looks at its many advantages. 

Trainer's profile

Tony Broderick - Chartered Engineer.

Tony has been involved in Surface Dressing operations for more 20 years, having worked as an Area Engineer with a number of Local Authorities before joining Irish Tar. He has a depth of knowledge and experience in Binder Technology, as well as in the surface dressing process and operation. In addition, he has specialised knowledge and experience on the use of geosynthetics in dealing with geotechnical problems and solutions.

David Hogan - BEng Structural Engineer.

David is Irish Tar's Road Materials Technical Manager and has over 12 years experience in road materials engineering. David is a leading member of numerous surface dressing technical committees and has a depth of experience in the process. David is also involved in road materials design and standards development.

Damien McCormack – Chartered Engineer.

Damien is an experienced roads engineer, having worked as a Design Engineer with a multidiscipline consulting engineers, as an area engineer with Cavan County Council and more recently as a regional road safety engineer with TII. He has a vast array of experience in road making and surface dressing operations.

Course duration

1/2 hour

Assessment & certification

CPD Hours

Who should attend

Road Maintenance Engineers & Operatives involved in Road Improvement and Strengthening Projects.