This article is a condensed version of a paper presented at the 7th AAPA International Asphalt Conference, Brisbane, Australia, Aug 1988. It proposes cost effectiveness criteria on the basis of discounted life-cycle costing, considering both the cost to the road authority and the end user (the public). It then discusses three new premium bituminous road paving binders developed within the shell group which are currently being applied and monitored. The cost-effectiveness criteria are applied to these materials and it is concluded that premium binders are cost effective where their added cost gives a proportionate increase in performance. However, binders containing very high levels of expensive polymers tend not to be cost effective unless user costs and accident costs are taken into account. (For abstract of the original paper see IRRD 814469).

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    Shell International Petroleum Company Limited

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  • Authors:
    • Downes, MJW
    • Koole, R C
    • MULDER, E A
    • Graham, W E
  • Publication Date: 1989-9


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 23-25
  • Serial:
    • Shell Bitumen Review
    • Issue Number: 64
    • Publisher: Shell International Petroleum Company Limited
    • ISSN: 0037-3516

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00498500
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM