Issue 6 | Spring 2012


Howard Robinson, RSTA Chief Executive

Past Achievements and Future Challenges
At a time when councils and highway authorities across the UK are challenged with making significant budget savings it is critically important that industry plays its part by helping to maintain the road network when there is less money available. In doing so we help to protect public safety and also help the economy through a very difficult period by maintaining the transport system which is essential to stimulating economic growth. As the focal point for the road surface treatments industry, the RSTA has a critical role
to play...

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Chairman's view
Rob Gilespie, RSTA Chairman

70 Years of Progress
The RSTA is celebrating a major anniversary during 2012: 70 Years of Progress. The occasion of this major anniversary in the life of surface treatments and their use in the UK...

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Advertising feature

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  • Road seminar to examine delivery promises of new codes of practice - read more »

  • CE Marking explained -

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  • RSTA welcomes HMEP pothole review recommendations -

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  • RSTA Road Safety 2012 winners announced - read more »

  • Proposed privatised trunk roads will see local roads suffer -

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  • Road patch and mend is a losers’ game - read more »

  • MPs criticise cuts in road maintenance budgets -

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  • RSTA Conference 2012: Improving Highway Maintenance Efficiency - read more »


RSTA Sector updates

Clients' view

  • National Pothole Review
    Alan Taggart, HMEP
    In 2011, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Transport, Norman Baker MP, announced an initiative to review the pothole problem under the umbrella of the Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP)... read more »

  • Will the ADEPT/RSTA Codes make a difference?
    Stephen Child Chairman, ADEPT Soils & Materials
    Design & Specification Group

    Will the ADEPT/RSTA Codes make a difference? In a word “no”, not unless they are well read and used by the right parties in the right way... read more »


Members' News

  • Nu-phalt Group - has been working with the RSTA’s Thermal Road Repair Sub-Committee on the Code of Practice for Thermal Road Repairs....
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  • Klaruw - 25 years of retexturing in the UK.  A visit to the Intertraffic show in Amsterdam in 1985 was to prove a pivotal moment for retexturing in the UK....
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