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Argus West Africa Roads 2017

Technical Focus Day - 28 November 2017

08.30
Morning registration and networking
09.30
Chairman’s opening speech

James Gooder, Vice President, Crude, Argus


THE EVOLUTION OF TECHNOLOGY IN WEST AFRICA

 09.40
Keynote address: Opening up a world of new technology – the movement towards polymer-modified bitumen (PMB) and emulsions and the road to improved road durability and sustainability
  • Exploring the increasing demand for PMB and emulsions in west Africa
  • Understanding the basics of PMB and emulsions and their benefits to road quality
  • Examining developments in technology and ways to improve asphalt properties
  • What do the requirements for PMB and emulsions mean for road contractors?
Frank Ramsey Lartey, Chief Executive Officer, Platinum Seal
 10.10 A contractor’s perspective: Adopting the changing requirements and specifications
  • Focusing on higher quality to meet the increasing number of higher specifications required
  • Creating quality asphalt with higher resistance to cracks, water resistance and durability
  • Investing in new PMB to increase the quality of asphalt
  • Assessing new technologies to improve the durability of roads
Frank Beer, Regional Technical Manager, Shell
10.40 Morning coffee and networking
 

EXPLORING NEW TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN PMB AND EMULSIONS

 11.10 Assessing new developments in emulsion technology
  • Looking at the different emulsion technologies and understanding which fits with the right specifications
  • Understanding the new movement in the use of emulsion
  • Utilising cold mix to reduce overall costs
  • Investing in emulsions used to preserve roads
 11.40 Exploring PMB development and demand in a pan-African context
  • Measuring the demand for PMB across the continent
  • Which countries in west Africa are looking for improved performance from PMBs?
  • Understanding the main challenges of PMB
 12.10 Panel discussion: Investing in new technologies and testing to improve product quality at a reasonable cost
  • Identifying purchasing decisions for construction equipment 
  • What criteria should be considered when assessing bitumen quality?
  • Exploring the question of cost vs quality
  • How is the industry promoting investment to increase the use of new technology in Africa?
  • How does the use of SBS create better quality bitumen?
Djibril Kanazoe, President and Director General, Groupe Kanazoe
12.40 Networking lunch
 

MAINTENANCE AND REHABILITATION TECHNIQUES

 14.10 Utilising emulsions for cost-effective maintenance techniques 
  • Assessing the changing dynamics towards cold mix  and increasing demand in west Africa
  • Exploring the cost benefits of emulsions vs hot-mix asphalt
  • Understanding the safety benefits of using emulsions over cutbacks
  • Surface stressing with emulsions and aggregates in small villages
  • Case study: the success story of adapting the approach to specific climates 
Carlos Rif, Business Manager EMEA - Pavement Technologies, Ingevity
 14.40 Innovative technologies for efficient and quality-oriented road construction and road rehabilitation
  • Intelligent soil and asphalt compaction equipment with integrated compaction measuring and documentation systems
  • A short introduction to the system and two case studies from Europe
  • Cold mixes when recycling national roads in Africa
  • A short introduction to the process and equipment and two case studies from Uganda and Ivory Coast
 15.10 Afternoon coffee and networking
 15.40 Champagne roundtables

Peer-to-peer networking roundtables, designed for in-depth discussion of a particular topic. Sign up to one of our working groups with 30 of your peers.

Roundtable 1: Adopting PMB in west Africa
Roundtable 2: Financing technologies
Roundtable 3: Developments in the emulsions market
Roundtable 4: Exploring the need for maintenance and reviewing recycling techniques

16.50  Roundtable conclusions
 17.00 Close of Technical Focus Day
 17.00 Icebreaker networking drinks reception and conference registration


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