RSTA chief joins editorial board

26/08/2015
Highways Reporters

The chief executive of the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) – Howard Robinson – has joined the Highways Magazine editorial board.

Robinson has been involved with the roads maintenance industry for nearly 30 years having held senior positions with Tarmac Group, Wimpey Minerals and Nynas Bitumen during this time. He represents the RSTA on various BSI committees dealing with road materials and is the UK technical expert on CEN committee TC227 WG2 which produces and updates European Product Standards for surface dressing and slurry surfacings. Robinson is the chairman of National Highway Sector Scheme 13 (NHSS13) technical advisory committee for the supply and application of surface treatments to road surfaces and secretary to NHSS23 for small scale pavement repairs. He represents RSTA on the UK Pavement Liaison Group (UKPLG) chaired by Highways England dealing with updates to the Design Manual and Specification for Highway Works and attends HiTAC (Highway Technical Advisory Committee) which deals with HAPAS product certification schemes.

He has been a visiting Professor at Liverpool John Moores University, School of The Built Environment since 2001

Robinson has been actively involved with industry level research and development since entering the construction industry in 1985 with over 30 papers published relating to bitumen, asphalt, concrete, recycling, industrial slag materials and road surface treatments. He has also presented at numerous UK and European industry conferences and has had several patents granted in the field of aggregates and asphalt.

He takes the place on the editorial board that was previously occupied by Arthur Hannah, the former president of the Institute of Asphalt Technology (IAT).

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