asphalt

Rare 10-year study shows benefits of apshalt reinforcement

10/11/2020

Richard Carr of ABG - a leader in high performance geosynthetic systems -  discusses a 10-year trial showing geosynthetic asphalt reinforcement can save on maintenance costs.

Hanson marches on with collect and go after Leeds leads the way

15/07/2020

Construction materials firm Hanson has launched a new Collect & Go service for asphalt customers at eight sites across the UK, following a trial at its Leeds plant.

Profile: Associated Asphalt Contracting's Ray Mullett

04/05/2020

Dominic Browne speaks to Ray Mullett, managing director of Associated Asphalt Contracting Ltd, about the company's recent major successes, its plans for the future, and moments that change your life.

An asphalt survival guide

27/03/2020

As times get tough, and supplies can run low, Highways asks Harry Pearl of Roadmender Asphalt to help draw up an asphalt survival guide on how your team can keep carrying out essential work throughout the crisis.

Hornet and Armaphalt: Load up and roll out

30/07/2019

It is not often you get a combination of precision and flexibility. Jobling Purser, a firm that specialises in such bespoke innovations that literally and figuratively fill the gaps in the market, thinks it has cracked this particular formula with its Hornet heater and Armaphalt asphalt combination.

Exclusive: Shell trialling bitumen testing App

24/06/2019

Shell has developed a rapid bitumen testing device that can be used for the prediction of multiple rheological test data including penetration, softening point, dynamic viscosity, from a small sample.

Modified to make the grade

22/10/2018

Muhammad Ikram of FM Conway discusses the company’s pioneering use polymer modified bitumen (PMB) and recycled material.

BSI tackles potholes with new asphalt standard

06/07/2018

Business standards company BSI has revised its guidance on asphalt, with changes to help prevent the low temperature cracking of road surfaces that causes potholes.

Second asphalt acquisition for FM Conway

05/01/2017

FM Conway has acquired United Asphalt, building on the company’s recent purchase of Berkshire Macadam.

FM Conway buys Berkshire Macadam

03/01/2017

FM Conway has boosted its asphalt capacity with the acquisition of Berkshire Macadam Ltd.

Demand for asphalt starting to fall, research shows

14/11/2016

Demand for asphalt has begun to fall after two years of solid growth, according to research carried out by BDS Marketing.

Tarmac and Amey set new asphalt laying record in Scotland

14/07/2016

Tarmac and Amey have set a new record for laying asphalt in Scotland after delivering almost 2,500 tonnes in under 30 hours on a section of the M9.

Amey develops new mobile asphalt unit

01/07/2016

Amey has developed a mobile asphalt production unit that is enabling highways maintenance teams to work with much more flexibility – and with up to 30% less wastage.

Investment in asphalt plants needed, research finds

16/05/2016

More than half of currently operating asphalt plants in Great Britain are more than 20 years old, according to research carried out by BDS Marketing.   

FM Conway and TfL launch asphalt trial

23/03/2016

Leading infrastructure services company FM Conway has launched a trial with Transport for London (TfL) to test the use of a high recycled asphalt mix for the surface course of a strategic road.

Breedon Aggregates buys Hope for £336m

19/11/2015

Breedon Aggregates has agreed to acquire Hope Construction Materials for £336 million, creating a single leading independent producer of cement, aggregates, asphalt and concrete.

Calor powers up UK’s first LNG-fuelled asphalt plant

04/11/2015

Aggregate Industries’ Colemans Quarry site has become the first asphalt plant in the UK to make the switch to Liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Colas installs mobile asphalt plant in Area 14

28/09/2015

Colas has installed a dedicated fixed-base mobile asphalt plant specifically for use in Area 14.

Tarmac unveils new £6.6m asphalt plant

21/09/2015

Tarmac has unveiled a £6.6 million asphalt plant inside the M25 at Harper Lane, Hertfordshire.

Strong sales of materials used in roads construction

06/05/2015

Sales volumes of aggregates, ready-mixed concrete and asphalt increased in the first quarter of 2015, according to figures released by the Mineral Products Association (MPA).

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