RPQ were proud to again sponsor the City of Ipswich Business of the Year Award held on the 4th November. The Ipswich Chamber of Commerce did a fantastic job with a gala event held at the Ipswich Civic Centre. Tony Wehl CEO of the RPQ Group presented the award to Aquatec Maxcon who are a Leading Provider of Water and Wastewater Technology and Equipment in Australia
The RPQ group will be displaying at the 2016 QLD Transport and Main Roads Engineering Technology Forum. On display will various samples of products the group can produce including EME2 Asphalt, Thin Lift Asphalt as well as a selection of Plant Mix Foamed Bitumen Stabilised Roadbases. Expert staff will be on hand to answer any questions and provide information on our products and services.
Trico Asphalt have commenced the supply of foam bitumen stabilised roadbase to the D'Aguilar Highway rehabilitation and safety improvement project. The project being completed by McIlwain Civil is in a difficult location along the highway near Wamuran. Trico Asphalt have established their mobile foam bitumen stabilising machine in the Bracalba Quarry which is fortunately only a couple of kilometers from the worksite. The roadbase from the quarry, once foam bitumen stabilised has produced an excellent product for the difficult rehabilitation and widening works involved in the project which is expected to go for some months due to its complexity.
RPQ Asphalt have this week completed their first project to the new MRTS30 Specification. The project for QTMR Metropolitan District was a rehabilitation project on the outbound lanes of the Cunningham Highway at Ripley. The project involved full depth reconstruction of both lanes with 200mm of AC20H C600 followed by a sami seal and a 50mm final surface of AC14H A5S. Problem areas located after excavation were treated with geofabric, bi-tack and crack sealing where applicable. In total approximately 5,000 tonne of asphalt was placed in this nightworks only project. All asphalt mixes, placement and QA processes were to the new MRTS30 Specification. Well done to all the team!
RPQ were recently engaged to repair a section of the Ipswich Motorway that had been damaged due to a diesel spill. The work was in a difficult area and required the removal of a temporary repair, applying a 10mm sami seal and overlaying with a 14mm PMB Open grade asphalt.
Work was completed on a Sunday night with little disruption to the travelling public and the finished job has excellent transition into the existing surfaces
The RPQ Group was very proud to have an exhibit at the recent AAPA Flexible Pavements Conference held at the Gold Coast Convention Centre. The highly successful conference was held over 3 days and was attended by more than 450 delegates from around the world. The RPQ booth had information on all the services offered by the group as well as samples of speciality products like foam bitumen stabilised roadbase, thin lift asphalt and Stone Mastic Asphalt. The booth was shared with NA Group and Antigo who are working with RPQ to bring “crack and seat” concrete pavement reconstruction to Australia.
More on the conference and the presentations can be found at http://www.aapa.asn.au/