Emulsions vs bitumen cutbacks in New Zealand

New Zealand's roads and highways are predominantly surfaced with chipseals, historically using hot-sprayed bitumen as the binder. More recently some contractors have begun to use bituminous emulsions more extensively, claiming performance, safety and environmental advantages. This paper gives an overview of the relative merits and risks of emulsions and hot-sprayed binders in terms of costs, environmental impacts and social impacts. An approach is recommended to roading authorities, to enable the best solution for New Zealand roads that takes into account not only the initial cost but also enables safety, health and environmental obligations to be met. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. 0611AR299E.

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  • Publication Date: 2006-8


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  • Accession Number: 01045627
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 5 2007 11:54AM