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1 AAPA 2011 Pre-CAPSA’11 Study Tour - Introduction Introduction to the AAPA 2011 Study Tour

2 AAPA 2011 Pre-CAPSA’11 Study Tour - Introduction

3 AAPA 2011 Pre-CAPSA’11 Study Tour - Introduction

4 AAPA 2011 Pre-CAPSA’11 Study Tour - Introduction 3 rd to 19 th September 2011 Tour group 9 Australian roads people o Researchers / State & LG Road Officials / Consultants o Industry representatives / Asphalt suppliers o Wide range of experience o Skilled including professional engineers & technologists Five legs o Cape Town / Pretoria / Durban / CAPSA’11 / KNP Four key issues

5 AAPA 2011 Pre-CAPSA’11 Study Tour - Introduction A.Surface Treatments o Sprayed seals | Slurry seals | Surface rejuvenation B.Binders o use of bitumen rubber in sprayed seals and asphalt wearing courses, availability and specification requirements including quality control measure to ensure compliance. C.Improving pavement performance o modelling, accelerated testing, design methods & models, foam bitumen stabilisation and bitumen treated base experience and transfer of high modulus asphalt technology to RSA D.Sustainability o recycling, warm mix asphalt, efforts to reduce carbon footprint, carbon calculators and impacts for road asset management

6 AAPA 2011 Pre-CAPSA’11 Study Tour - Introduction Comparisons In Africa, man is still part of the food chain

7 AAPA 2011 Pre-CAPSA’11 Study Tour - Introduction South AfricaAustraliaratio Land area (km 2 ) X 0.15 Population (June 2010 est) X 2.2 Unemployment24.9%5.2% GDP US$ purchasing power (b)$524$882X 0.6 GDP / person$10 700$41 100X 0.25 GDP growth rate (2009)+2.8%+2.7% Roads total length (km) X 0.75 Roads paved (km) X 0.45 Asphalt (million tonnes/annum)4.59.5X 0.47 Asphalt (tonnes/person) X 0.22

8 AAPA 2011 Pre-CAPSA’11 Study Tour - Introduction Comparisons Land area sq.km SA: A: Population SA: est 49m A: est 21m Roads km total SA: A: Surfaced km SA: A: Road Authorities SA: 9 provinces + national A: 6 states, 2 territories + federal Road Budget Total (est) SA: U$ 275 million A: U$ 3500 million data ex CIA, AustRoads & Sabita ~ 3800 km ~ 1500 km ~ 2800 km ~ 1400 km

9 AAPA 2011 Pre-CAPSA’11 Study Tour - Introduction Road Train Load 166 tons (before overloading) 98 wheels 53.5m long 650 hp on three driving axles

10 AAPA 2011 Pre-CAPSA’11 Study Tour - Introduction ROAD TRAINS / WEAK PAVEMENTS

11 AAPA 2011 Pre-CAPSA’11 Study Tour - Introduction Pavement Inundation

12 AAPA 2011 Pre-CAPSA’11 Study Tour - Introduction COMPARISONS SUMMARY Both:Southern Hemisphere Different to Europe & North America Similar: traffic, climate, technology same suppliers Different: funding, socio-political dynamic “commercialised” agencies opportunities to innovate SAT, Educational Chair, RPF tyre pressure, user demands Potentials:higher education, sharing technology & experience Sport:rugby, cricket, professionalism


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