Issue 9 | Spring 2013


Howard Robinson, RSTA Chief Executive

In the December issue I mentioned we would be publishing more Codes of Practice during 2013 and I am pleased to report we are making solid progress with a new Code of Practice for Crack Sealing and Joint Repair Systems for Road Surfaces published in March and further Codes under preparation for; Fine Milling, Asphalt Preservation and the use of Geosynthetics under Surface Dressings. All of these Codes are peer reviewed by the ADEPT Soils Materials Design and Specification Group to provide client side endorsement and are freely available on the RSTA website. They should make vital reading for everyone concerned with surface course maintenance.

I also mentioned last time that widening our stakeholder engagement will be a key theme for this year...

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Chairman's view
Stewart Struthers, RSTA Chairman

The challenges facing the road surface treatments industry are significant. Despite the rhetorical recognition of...
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Rob Gillespie, Outgoing Chairman Farewell

I have been honoured to be the Chairman of the Road Surface Treatments Association for the last three years...
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Advertising feature

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  • Chancellor’s rhetoric undermined by potholes...

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  • Road condition implications for road safety must be examined...

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  • New Code of Practice for road crack sealing and joint repairs...

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  • RSTA 2013 Health and Safety Awards Winners Announced...

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  • RSTA appoints new Technical Services Manager...

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  • Long service to industry award...

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RSTA Sector updates

Clients' view

  • The RSTA Annual Conference
    ‘Appreciating Your Biggest Asset’, heard a range of clients call for a new mind-set of real investment, long-term planning and signing-up to best practice.
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Members' News

  • Prolonging the Life of Roads
    Instarmac have announced a strategic alliance with ASI plc, the manufacturers of the Rhinophalt road surface preservation system. The system will now be available through Intarmac’s Ultracrete brand.
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