Sign up for Tarmac ‘Surfacing Silverstone’ webinar
Free places still available for first event in new highways and infrastructure webinar series starting this week
TARMAC are set to host the first event in their new highways and infrastructure webinar series, with spaces still available for those looking to register for free.
Taking place at 2.00pm today (Thursday 30 July), on the eve of this year’s Formula One British Grand Prix, ‘Surfacing Silverstone – Key learnings and reflections one year on’ will provide the inside track on the installation of the iconic Northamptonshire racing circuit’s latest record-breaking asphalt surface.
Tarmac’s technical manager, Tim Smith, will be joined by special guest Stuart Pringle, Silverstone managing director, to explain how the project team worked round the clock to lay a bespoke and highly durable asphalt solution at the world-famous venue.
The session will discuss how Tarmac were able to meet the project’s exacting specification requirements, as well as the cutting-edge technology and processes used to complete the project on time.
This included a UK-first roll out of 3D GPS-guided planing – used to remove the previous track surface and adjust gradients with millimetre precision – running three paving machines in echelon to eliminate joints across the width of the track, and digital paving technology to guarantee quality during the laying and compaction of the asphalt.
The team will also reflect on key learnings from the project and how the techniques used could offer practical solutions and improvements in the way that major road projects are carried out in future.
For further information about the webinar, including how to register for the free event, click here.
Other events in Tarmac’s ‘Accelerating delivery in the age of COVID-19’ series will be taking place later in the summer. These will cover how local authority highways maintenance teams have been embracing new best practice in the era of coronavirus, and consider the ways closer collaboration between clients, contractors and supply chain partners can drive infrastructure programmes forward and boost productivity.