Issue 8 | Winter 2012


Howard Robinson, RSTA Chief Executive

As we approach the end of 2012 it is a good time to reflect on some of the key developments over the past 12 months and to look ahead to next year. During the year the RSTA was able to publish a number of new Codes of Practice which have all been peer reviewed and endorsed by ADEPT. These are all available as free downloads on the RSTA website publications page and I encourage anyone involved with surface course maintenance to download and read them. I am looking forward next year to gaining further endorsement for these important documents from other influential industry groups.

This year has seen a step change…

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Chairman's view
Rob Gilespie, RSTA Chairman

2012 proved to be a challenging year. However, it has been one where RSTA proved that challenges can be turned into opportunities. Against a background of national economic uncertainty, 2012 saw the Association continue to develop. It attracted new members...

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RSTA Sector updates

Clients' view

  • The many hats of road asset management
    Owen Jenkins, Operational Manager - Infrastructure, Cardiff Council
    Asset management is the art and science of marking the right decisions. For the highways, asset management means the systematic process of maintaining, upgrading and operating the network using sound business practice and economic rationale... read more »


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