SIXTH "NEWBURY" WORKSHOP, 26TH MAY 1982 - 1. A COST-PERFORMANCE RELATIONSHIP FOR SURFACE DRESSING

The paper establishes relationships between performance and cost of surface dressing and indicates the suitability of the process for all categories of road. The extensive range of binders and techniques currently available to the road engineer is described. Each component of the surface dressing operation is considered relative to cost build up to demonstrate that improved performance can be obtained for a modest increase in price. Attention is drawn to the need for correct initial specification, precise attention to application, and most importantly to "aftercare" which is frequently overlooked or ignored in the specification. Careful attention in this latter aspect is reflected in some increase in the initial cost which is more than compensated by significant improvements in performance, life and cost effectiveness of the operation. The importance of continually improving the performance of the equipment used in surface dressing in harmony with binder development is discussed. This enables the whole process to be fully co-ordinated with respect to speed of operation, ability to comply with specification, and continued improvement to standards of safety. Surface dressing provides the road engineer with a minimum cost method of maintaining high standards of skid resistance on an established road system with a minimum downtime on the road and maximum utilisation of maintenance funds. (Author/TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    INSTITUTE OF ASPHALT TECHNOLOGY

    PAPER MEWS PLACE, 290 HIGH STREET
    DORKING, SURREY  United Kingdom  RH4 1QT
  • Authors:
    • Hoad, L
    • HOBAN, TWS
  • Publication Date: 1984-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 18-23
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00388951
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM