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|Lime in Road Solutions Conference||Lime Uses||EDUCATION||Lime the versatile mineral that supports our vital industries|
|16th November 2017, Lords Cricket Ground.
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Lime in Road Solutions Conference
This year's BLA Conference – Lime in Road Solutions, bought together over 75 delegates from across the highways supply chain to discuss the use of lime in asphalt, and for soil stabilisation. The conference opened with a welcome from Pal Chana, MPA Executive Director, and Richard Stansfield, BLA Chair and Managing Director of Singleton Birch. The technical aspects of the conference began with representatives from the Local Government Technical Advisers Group and the Highways Term Maintenance Association setting out the benefits of resilient highways as part of a long term asset management strategy.
The conference then welcomed academics from the Universities of Derby and Nottingham, presenting on the research evidence demonstrating the durability benefits of lime in asphalt. The research evidence was presented alongside practical experience from Europe and Texas and the USA, on how to specify the use of lime in asphalt and the benefits of doing so. The morning session ended with a lively Q&A session focussed on the research base, and the approach to asphalt specification and mixture design, using asphalt.
The afternoon session focussed on the use of lime for stabilisation, with presentations on new Britpave guidance, the use of hydraulically bound materials, and a case study on in site road recycling.
Highways England closed the conference, noting that innovation is welcomed on the Major Highway Network, and including innovations which extend the periods between maintenance/resurfacing works.
Representing the UK Lime Industry
The UK lime industry provides the hidden ingredient for the essential products in everyday life. Lime is used for anything from drinking water purification and iron and steel manufacture to environmental remediation and emissions cleansing.
There are two types of lime manufactured in the UK, which are high calcium lime (quicklime, hydrated or slaked lime) and Dolomitic Lime. Around 2 million tonnes of lime is produced every year, which is made from quarried limestone or chalk.
The British Lime Association (BLA) represents the three major UK manufacturers of lime; Lhoist UK, Singleton Birch Ltd and Tarmac. The BLA is part of the Mineral Products Association, the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries www.mineralproducts.org.
BLA is part of the Mineral Products Association, the trade association for the Aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, lime, mortar and silica sand industries. www.mineralproducts.org
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