R3 Ltd, the specialist pavement testing consultancy for roads, runways and racetracks, has joined the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA). Its expertise based on over 30 years of academic research in pavement surfaces will be a positive addition to the Association’s membership experience and knowledge.

R3 was initially established to bring years of academic research and knowledge from the highways laboratory at Ulster University to a wider industry audience. It has since developed to provide specialised pavement testing and consultancy services to transportation and motorsport industries throughout the world with a particular focus on roads, runways and racetracks. In particular, the consultancy offers onsite and laboratory material testing, testing for failing pavements, new material product development and transportation research. All of which are underlined by beneficial knowledge transfer across disciplines.

Commenting on becoming a member of the RSTA, Dr Campbell Waddell, R3 Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to become members of an association that, like us, has a core objective of forwarding innovative highway solutions. We look forward to working with the association and fellow members to deliver ever more effective road surface treatments.”

Replying, Paul Boss, RSTA Chief Executive, said: “R3 provides a wealth of pavement knowledge and expertise that will be a positive addition to the RSTA. We warmly welcome their becoming RSTA members.”