42nd Asphalt Day took place on 11th November in Sokos Hotel Viru Conference Centre. This year the focus was on the studies initiated by the Estonian Road Cluster and its partners.
An overview was given of the survey that was conducted among companies as part of the road sector competence study, of results of the pilot project on the use of quality assurance equipment in asphalt laying, of new options regarding the use of cement in infrastructure construction, and of the results of the first stage of a long-term bitumen study.
An expert from Finland talked about the positive experiences of BIM implementation in road construction, and an expert from Sweden helped restore our faith in timber as a suitable material for bridge construction.
An overview of current issues was also given, incl. change in funding allocated to the road sector and its impact on the volume of road construction works in the near future; the future plans of Eesti Teed - a topic that is of special interest to companies who are active in the road maintenance market; and the experiences and challenges related to hot recycling which is an increasingly popular method of surface preservation.
1. Opening of the Asphalt Day, Introduction (est)
Sven Pertens, Estonian Asphalt Pavement Association, Estonian Road Cluster
2. Amendments to the road management plan due to changes in the funding of roads (est)
Kaupo Sirk, Estonian Road Administration
3. Options of internal transactions in the maintenance market (est)
Ain Tatter, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
4. Overview of road sector competences, Estonian Road Cluster study (est)
Tarmo Puolokainen, Tartu University CASS (Centre for Applied Social Sciences)
5. Implementation of BIM in road construction and maintenance in Finland (eng)
Manu Marttinen, NCC Roads Finland
6. Experiences and challenges in hot recycling of roads (est)
Aivo Salum, Estonian Road Administration
7. Need for asphalt premixing and thermal inspection, Estonian Road Cluster and Estonian Road Administration studies (est)
Erko Puusaag, Technical Center of Estonian Roads Ltd
8. Use of controlled low strength material (CLSM) in infrastructure construction, Estonian Road Cluster study (est)
Ain Kendra, Ramboll Eesti
9. Interim results of bitumen study, Estonian Road Administration study (est)
Sven Sillamäe, TTK University of Applied Sciences
10. Timber bridges in Estonia and experiences of Scandinavian countries, Estonian Road Cluster study (eng)
Per-Anders Fjällström, SP Sweden
Programme of the Asphalt Day is available for download here.
Additional information: Märt Puust, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Asphalt Day was organised with the support of Enterprise Estonia and the European Regional Development Fund.