South Africa http://constructafrica.com/south-africa en South Africa's CSIR & 'Much Asphalt' construct road with sustainable materials http://constructafrica.com/news/south-africas-csir-much-asphalt-construct-road-sustainable-materials <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--title--main-news.html.twig x field--node--title.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--title.html.twig * field--string.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">South Africa&#039;s CSIR &amp; &#039;Much Asphalt&#039; construct road with sustainable materials</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--uid--main-news.html.twig x field--node--uid.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--uid.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'username' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> <span lang="" about="/user/4" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">editor</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> </span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--created--main-news.html.twig x field--node--created.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 10/18/2020 - 14:15</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links--inline.html.twig * links--node.html.twig * links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/navigation/links--inline.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/navigation/links--inline.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-news-image--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-news-image.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-news-image.html.twig * field--image.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-news-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <img src="/sites/default/files/2020-10/SA3-Dreamstime.jpg" width="5616" height="3744" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--body--main-news.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--body.html.twig x field--text-with-summary.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Locally available micro-fillers and recycled tyres&nbsp;have been successfully applied by South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and asphalt production company&nbsp;'Much Asphalt'&nbsp;to construct&nbsp;a road section.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-news-contents--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-news-contents.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-news-contents.html.twig x field--text-with-summary.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-news-contents field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) new research efforts towards providing alternative product and knowledge routes for the asphalt pavement industry are paying off.&nbsp;The intention of the research is to open up the industry and enable the inclusion of more players (job creation) and eventually engineer economical, yet better performing roads.</p> <p>The&nbsp;(CSIR) has been focusing on locally available alternative additives that would be much cheaper than the conventionally imported additives, as well as creating sustainable use of recycled materials that have an economical benefit for the industry, while resolving an environmental challenge for the country.</p> <p>Using locally available micro-fillers and sustainably using recycled tyres, the CSIR and Much Asphalt successfully constructed a road section. After just over a years’ worth of combined laboratory development and evaluation efforts between CSIR Smart Mobility and the Much Asphalt Gauteng Regional Laboratory, the project came to fruition when both products under development were produced and paved into a controlled trial section in Roodepoort, Gauteng.</p> <p>The 200 m-long trial section included a 60 mm modified enrobés à module élevé (EME) base layer and a 40 mm modified bitumen rubber surfacing layer that was constructed over a cleaned gravel base layer treated with an SS60 tack coat prior to paving. The location of the trial section, starting from the weighbridge of the Much Asphalt Roodepoort branch to the public road tie-in on the approach to the site, was selected specifically to allow ease of continual performance measurement while having up-to-date details on the type and amount of traffic that moves across the section. &nbsp;</p> <p>Georges Mturi, senior researcher and manager of CSIR's Advanced Material Testing Laboratories says “<em>During both the development and trial phase, several performance characteristics were evaluated as predictors of in-situ performance, which served as the baseline for the in-situ performance evaluation that were set to run on a three-monthly basis for at least the first year after construction”. In this regard, he adds “the evaluations and visual inspections have shown that after nine months of traffic and environmental exposure, the layers are performing as expected</em>”. To date, no edge breaking is present where heavy vehicles are moving onto and off of the surfacing, no permanent deformation is present on the surfacing, with particular focus at stopping locations or where vehicle turning takes place and, to date, there are no signs of any deflection or temperature-induced crack formation taking place - according to a CSIR media release by the CSIR Strategic Communication unit.</p> <p>According to Joanne Muller, Much Asphalt Regional Laboratory Manager, “<em>The developed and trialled technologies, aimed at improving the performance properties of standard 10/20 based EME, as well as having a viable replacement product for standard styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS) modified A-E2 binder without detracting from pavement performance, are deemed effective and that can assist industry practitioners in the endeavour to provide long-lasting pavements to society</em>”. &nbsp;</p> <p>For bitumen users, asphalt manufacturers or any other intermediary bitumen suppliers, it will act as an easier means of correcting poor bitumen to pass performance specifications or improving the performance of standard bitumen from one grade to another, in the event of national bitumen shortages. In its media&nbsp;statement,&nbsp;CSIR&nbsp;stated that it is also important to highlight that the major benefit of this invention for the country would be an increase in the recycling of waste tyres in the road industry for the beneficial outcome of better-performing roads.</p> <p><em>Photo:&nbsp;<span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#222222">Asphalt Laying on Highway in Durban, South Africa (Chris Van Lennep | Dreamstime)</span></span></span></span></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-category--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-category.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-category.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/4" hreflang="en">Main News</a></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-country--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-country.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-country.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/south-africa" hreflang="en">South Africa</a></div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 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at http://constructafrica.com http://constructafrica.com/news/south-africas-csir-much-asphalt-construct-road-sustainable-materials#comments South Africa's National Roads Agency signs MOU to develop small contractors http://constructafrica.com/news/south-africas-national-roads-agency-signs-mou-develop-small-contractors <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--title--main-news.html.twig x field--node--title.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--title.html.twig * field--string.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">South Africa&#039;s National Roads Agency signs MOU to develop small contractors</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--title.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--uid--main-news.html.twig x field--node--uid.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--uid.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'username' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> <span lang="" about="/user/4" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">editor</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/user/username.html.twig' --> </span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--uid.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--created--main-news.html.twig x field--node--created.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field--created.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 10/18/2020 - 13:06</span> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--node--created.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'links__node' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * links--node.html.twig x links--inline.html.twig * links--node.html.twig * links.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/navigation/links--inline.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/navigation/links--inline.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-news-image--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-news-image.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-news-image.html.twig * field--image.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-news-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image_formatter' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'image' --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <img src="/sites/default/files/2020-10/Hermanus%20Civils_IFP_0128-ID16380-1800x1193.jpg" width="1800" height="1192" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image.html.twig' --> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/image-formatter.html.twig' --> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--body--main-news.html.twig * field--node--body.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--body.html.twig x field--text-with-summary.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) has signed an&nbsp;MOU&nbsp;with the South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors (SAFCEC), to prioritise&nbsp;the development of SMMEs&nbsp;in the road construction industry.</p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-news-contents--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-news-contents.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-news-contents.html.twig x field--text-with-summary.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-news-contents field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>“<em>In order to achieve meaningful transformation in this sector, we have to look beyond just meeting targets. To this end, our MOU with SAFCEC is geared to explore options and solutions that enables mentorship, development, capacity building and training of small contractors, giving them the skills and knowledge needed to execute road construction and maintenance projects</em>,” explained Ismail Essa, SANRAL’s Transformation Head.</p> <p>According to the MOU, SAFCEC seeks to improve knowledge and skills of small contractors, deliver on its transformation, incubation and empowerment commitments to its members, create value and forge relationships with small contractors in the construction sector.</p> <p>SANRAL on the other hand is committed to the mentorship of small contractors to increase the number of participants, particularly Black-owned, across the value and supply chains of the road construction sub-sector of the construction industry. Furthermore, the roads agency seeks to promote fair competition, facilitate access to developmental opportunities and build lasting relationships that sees small contractors benefiting from direct development support.</p> <p>Essa further explained that the training will be funded through SAFCES’s sector education and training authority (SETA) funds, while SANRAL will provide work sites where interns can be placed after training, to complete the required practical experience.</p> <p>SAFCEC will provide mentors to guide, develop and prepare small contractors to be able to tender on SANRAL projects, covering technical competence, finance, human resources, contractual matters and legislation.</p> <p>Successfully completing this programme, will mean that the small contractor understands how to position their entity to attain a competitive edge, is able to submit best scoring, yet profitable tenders, can determine and assess risk and has improved strategic, technical and entrepreneurial skills.</p> <p>“<em>Now, more than ever, we have to get this right. As SANRAL responds to the President’s call for infrastructure development to drive our country’s economic recovery post COVID-19, it is imperative that we widen the net of economic inclusion in the road construction industry. The success of our economic recovery initiatives will depend on capacitating as many contributors as possible to meaningfully participate in building this country’s infrastructure. We are ready and excited about playing our part. Together we will build South Africa, through better roads,</em>” concluded Essa.</p> <p><em>Photos: Road Construction in Hermanus, South Africa (africaknows.com)</em></p> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field--text-with-summary.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-category--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-category.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-category.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3" hreflang="en">Featured News</a></div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-country--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-country.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-country.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/south-africa" hreflang="en">South Africa</a></div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-sector--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-sector.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig * field--field-sector.html.twig * field--entity-reference.html.twig x field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <div class="field field--name-field-sector field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/construction" hreflang="en">Construction</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/government-policy" hreflang="en">Government Policy</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/transport" hreflang="en">Transport</a></div> </div> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/contrib/bootstrap_barrio/templates/field/field.html.twig' --> <!-- THEME DEBUG --> <!-- THEME HOOK: 'field' --> <!-- FILE NAME SUGGESTIONS: * field--node--field-comments--main-news.html.twig * field--node--field-comments.html.twig * field--node--main-news.html.twig x field--field-comments.html.twig * field--comment.html.twig * field.html.twig --> <!-- BEGIN OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/field/field--field-comments.html.twig' --> <section class="field field--name-field-comments field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class='title comment-form__title'>Add a comment</h2> <p class="comment-tagline">ConstructAfrica welcomes lively debate, but will not publish comments that are threatening, libellous or abusive.</p> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=165&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="6NwcqFnwIqomLuhw2F-FR0LqPCvqluNPghYCXasynXc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <!-- END OUTPUT from 'themes/custom/construct_africa/templates/field/field--field-comments.html.twig' --> Sun, 18 Oct 2020 07:36:23 +0000 editor 165 at http://constructafrica.com http://constructafrica.com/news/south-africas-national-roads-agency-signs-mou-develop-small-contractors#comments