Our transport network is fundamental to our quality of life. It connects us to our jobs, our families, and our social networks. It allows us to travel safely and permits efficient transport of goods, such as fresh food, clothing, and other essential freight.
It is increasingly clear that this transport network is also a major contributor to global emissions. At the same time, it is also vulnerable to climate change, with more extreme weather events testing its resilience. These facts present a challenge to the flexible pavement sector in Australia in the responsible management of our infrastructure assets.
The AfPA International Conference 2023 provides our sector with an opportunity to explore these challenges and identify strategies to achieve the objective of Safely Paving the way to Carbon Zero.
You are invited to submit an abstract to be considered for inclusion in the program. The topics submitted should demonstrate an actual or potential practical contribution to the planning, design, construction, maintenance and management of our transport infrastructure or the use of innovation and technology to improve or replace current products and processes. Your abstract should be no more than 250 words.
The papers should align to one or more of the essential pillars that drive our sector:
Health and safety
Diversity and Inclusion
Potential topics could include (but not limited to):
Future safe system influence
Improved road safety through design
Safe system assessments
Improving worksite safety
Keeping people safe with technology
How to implement climate change into design considerations to build resilient road pavements
Innovative maintenance solutions and practices to enhance resilience, durability, and performance of pavements
Best practice for asset owners for responding to natural disasters
Governance and Sustainability
Sustainability resources for reporting on carbon footprint
Environmental product declarations
Sustainability assessment frameworks and sustainable procurement options
Best practice for the sustainable management of transport infrastructure assets.
The use of AI in maintenance practices
Smart solutions for supporting efficiency and durability of pavements
Next generation plant and equipment
High-performance flexible pavements for Airports & Ports
Advanced and innovative bituminous binders
Impact of bitumen quality on the asphalt mix performance
Incorporation of waste and recycled content streams in pavement design and construction
Crumb rubber applications
Materials, technologies, and processes to extend pavement durability
Best practice use of RAP/WMA
Pavement Preservation, Maintenance and Rehabilitation
Impact of extreme weather events on pavements
Maintenance and rehabilitation do’s and don’ts
Best practice pavement maintenance, preservation, and construction treatments
Transport network needs in 2050
Vehicles of the future
The impact of future transport and mobility needs on pavement design
Abstract submissions open
23 January 2023
Deadline for abstract submission
Initial Abstract Notifications
12 May 2023
29 August 2023*
15 September 2023
*Note: Presenters will be required to submit a technical paper to support their conference presentation.
How to submit your abstract
Please register to create an account and upload your submission via the link below.