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One Day Course

Online: Asphalt for Highways and Other Paved Areas

  • CPD Value: This course is awarded 6 CPD hours.


Code Dates Location Type Cost (ex VAT)
AH2201 Part one: 26 Jan 22
Part two: 02 Feb 22
Part three: 09 Feb 22
Online via Zoom


IHE members £395
Non Members £450

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With sustainability becoming increasingly important to minimise global warming, this course is unique in explaining how to enhance asphalt’s sustainability.

Split into three days, this online course is designed to provide an invaluable understanding of asphalt technology. The lecturer, Jeff Farrington, has a lifetime’s experience in highways and provides FREE post course technical advice to delegates on any asphalt related issue.

The confusing range of UK surface course asphalts have characteristics which make them suitable for specific uses. Binder course materials can be equally confusing as can base asphalts but all need to be understood to ensure roads and other pavements are built and maintained in the most cost effective manner.

Proprietary modified asphalts are sometimes used in areas where they are quite  unnecessary but how would you know? Equally, how would you know where they are necessary? Roads can have vastly differing traffic and axle loadings, design speeds and sub-soil conditions. Some have been designed to recognised standards others have evolved from Victorian housing streets or even medieval lanes.

This short course enables delegates to select the optimum asphalts for pavement layers in both “evolved” and “designed” roads. It also looks at modified bitumens and explains where they are vital for the asphalt’s in-service integrity. Asphalt production methods, production problems affecting the durability of mixtures, their hot-bin storage, not always safeguarding their durability, and their transporting to paving sites are also examined. Both in transit and once on site, it is all too easy to ruin perfectly good asphalt. If there are problems, the course also provides outline guidance on sampling and testing.


Jeff Farrington CEng MICE HonFIHE MIAT MICHT
Jeff is a semi-retired asphalt trouble shooter with more than 45 years experience using asphalts in a wide range of roads from very heavily trafficked motorways to quiet rural lanes.. He is a member of the British Standard Committee B510I1 which maintains the standards for asphalts used in every UK flexible pavement layer.

He considers older members of the profession have a duty to pass on their experiences and gives free e-mailed advice to course delegates about any problems they have but excluding litigation.

Terms & Conditions

Cancellations made less than 21 days before the meeting will incur a 50% charge. Any cancellations made within 10 days of the event will be charged at the full delegate rate. You can of course send replacement delegates.

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