Issue 10 | Autumn 2013


Howard Robinson, RSTA Chief Executive

Welcome to the 2013 autumn edition of the RSTA E-News, the only magazine dedicated to road surface treatments.

Over the past six months progress has been maintained on a number of fronts. Our CPD approved training courses and Specialist Up-Skilling programmes for operatives continue to attract growing numbers of delegates keen to learn about the benefits and cost savings that a wide array of treatments now provide. In the spring we launched the RSTA Carbon Calculators coinciding with the appointment of our new technical services manager, Jonathan Haycock, who will be providing free training to members on how to use the new suite of PRoTECT carbon calculators. These are now being written into HD37 part of the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges that covers a number of Surface Treatments…

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Chairman's view
Stewart Struthers,
RSTA Chairman

The Government’s much vaunted £6 billion commitment to local road maintenance should be good news for local authorities and the road maintenance industry, albeit we have to wait until 2015/16 for the pledged funding. This leaves a two year period when deteriorating road conditions will continue…

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Advertising feature

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  • New Code of Practice for Innovative Patching Systems…

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  • Road network asset management guidance is welcomed…

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  • Local Authority levy reforms could result in more potholes…

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  • Command Paper on roads does not address funding shortfall…

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RSTA training

Roads Surface Sector seeks to minimise future skills crisis

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Members' News

  • New appointment at JPCS
    Highways maintenance and civil engineering contractor JPCS has appointed Rosie Shanks as it new commercial and business development manager. Shanks have over 20 years’ experience in the highways and local authority sector that includes working for local authorities…
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