Conference Speakers

David Jones, KEYNOTE
Associate Director, University of California Pavement Research Center

Dr. David Jones is the Associate Director of the University of California Pavement Research Center in Davis California, where he manages research into sustainable road and airfield design with special interest in accelerated load testing, in-place pavement recycling, the use of recycled materials in pavement layers, permeable pavements, and low-volume road management. He works closely with federal, state, and local road agencies to implement research findings, evaluate performance, and to refine life-cycle costs and life-cycle environmental impacts of the various initiatives.

Crumb Rubber is a keynote topic at this year’s conference. This keynote session covers the expansion of the use of crumbed rubber beyond sprayed seals providing an improved binder with reliable engineering properties.

Tyre Stewardship Australia, Conference Silver Sponsors, are supporting this session which includes world renowned crumb rubber expert, Dr David Jones who will be providing feedback on the successful use and performance of crumb rubber modified asphalt in California and across the USA.

As part of his presentation he will also cover the environmental evaluation of of the use of this binder.

Jonathan Pegler
Global Head of Supply and Trading

One year at Puma Energy, 24 years in the industry. Before joining Puma Energy in 2015, Jonathan was global co-head of crude trading and head of oil Asia for Trafigura, based in Singapore. Prior to Trafigura, he worked for four years at Amerada Hess and nine years at BP, managing trading portfolios for products and risk management of their European Downstream system. Jonathan graduated from City University in London with a BSc in aeronautical engineering.

The Hon Luke Donnellan MP
Victorian Minister for roads, road Safety, and ports.

Luke Donnellan will formally welcome conference delegates to Victoria and AAPA’s 2017 Conference.
Overseeing an unprecedented road works budget of nearly $2 billion in the 2017/18 financial year, Minister Donnellan is responsible for a significant component of the Victorian Government’s infrastructure program.
Building on Victoria’s reputation for leadership in road safety, Minister Donnellan is a strong proponent of innovation to improve road quality through the latest developments in technology.

André Dorée
Chair of Market & Organisation Dynamics in the Construction Industry

Head of Department of Construction Management & Engineering

Faculty of Engineering Technology; University of Twente

Prof Dorée will present on ASPARi (asphalt paving research & innovation). ASPARi is an initiative of Dutch road builders and the University Twente to stimulate technology adoption/development, quality improvement, process control and professionalism in the road building industry.

The talk will address the background, motivation and results of this unique theory-practice cooperation, and reflect upon the potential relevance for the Australian road building industry.

Click HERE for André’s full bio.

Caroline Wilkie
CEO of the Australian Airports Association

Caroline Wilkie has been CEO of the Australian Airports Association since 2011. The AAA represents all major regular passenger transport airports in Australia as well as council airports. The membership spans from councils with grass strip runways to Australia’s major gateways. The AAA also represents a further 140 corporate members. The AAA is engaged in research, developing industry publications, education, advocacy and major industry events. Caroline has a Master of Public Affairs and more than fifteen years’ experience in Association Management.

Bernard Salt
Futurist, media commentator and popular author.

Well-known futurist, media commentator and popular author, Bernard Salt advises business and
government on social change through his colourful analysis of demographic trends.  “Bernard Salt cuts, slices and dices contemporary Australia with a precision no other social commentator can match.” – The Australian.
Delegates will be challenged and surprised by this keynote address on our conference theme, Embracing Disruption. Salt present his views on what lies ahead for our sector and how that will impact on business and the wider community.

Bernard Salt’s conference opening address is the must-see event of 2017. 

Adam Hand
Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno

Adam will be sharing his experience in the remediation of end-of-life concrete pavements including techniques used for the rehabilitation of concrete pavements used in various states in the US. He will also touch on thickness design for asphalt pavements over failed concrete pavements e.g.crack, seat and overlay.

Dr. Hand has B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer in several States. He recently joined the University of Nevada Reno as a Civil Engineering Professor after 16 years with Granite Construction Inc where his last position was Vice President Quality Management. Prior to joining Granite, Dr. Hand was a Civil Engineering Professor at Purdue University.

Click HERE for Adam’s full bio.

Egbert Beuving
Secretary-General of EAPA, European Asphalt Pavement Association

In 1980 Egbert Beuving received his Master of Science degree at the Technical University of Delft (in the Netherlands) in Pavement engineering.

After getting his degree we worked during 10 years as Technical Manager for Netherlands Pavement Consultants.

In 1990 he joined CROW, the Dutch Information and Technology Centre for Transport and Infrastructure, as a project manager.

Here he co-ordinated National research activities in the area of road construction, recycling and asphalt pavements.

Besides being a member of several European Committees, such as COST-Actions and a Technical RILEM Committee on Preventing Reflective Cracking in Pavements, he was chairman of COST Action 336 ‘Falling Weight Deflectometer’.

In 2001 Egbert became the new Technical Director of European Asphalt Pavement Association (EAPA). Here he was the focal point for EAPA on technical issues.

In 2009 he became the Director of European Asphalt Pavement Association (EAPA) and since 2013 he is the Secretary General of EAPA.

He has been involved in the organisation of many conferences, including 4 Eurasphalt & Eurobitume Congresses. He also wrote many publications and give many presentations.

Next to that he is member of several European Standardization (CEN) Committees and other international committees.

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