AAPA National Safety & Sustainability Committee
As part of the AAPA strategic plan the strategic goal for safety and sustainability states:-
Development of long-term sustainable pavement engineering solutions, providing a focus on harmonization of practices and maintaining a focus on innovative safety solutions in the delivery of flexible pavements
The strategies for the development of this goal as outlined in the plan are:-
Safety and Sustainability
- Long life asphalt, perpetual pavements project completion and communication of outcomes.
- Continued development of recycled asphalt inclusion in new mixes and development of further innovative advancement on the 100% recyclable road.
- Implement innovative new safety initiatives in partnership with the State Road Agencies including a program of benchmarking performance against current standards.
- Development of a harmonization program across industry for pavement engineering, safety and on site standards, within each State and then across State borders.
These goals have been developed largely at a National level in partnership with Austroads and State Road Agencies. Member companies have excelled in the safety innovation area and are now sharing the intellectual property around improvements made. To take the next step of development in the sustainability area in particular there is a need to provide coordination of effort across member companies and beyond our tradition base to engage with other entities that impact on the road worker and pavement engineering space. The formation of a National Safety and Sustainability Committee chaired by an AAPA Boardmember would assist enormously in providing the National co-ordination and prioritisation role for this work and allow AAPA to remain focussed and deliver great outcomes.