April 15, 2021

9:00 am / 10:00 am

The International Road Federation, in collaboration with the University of Birmingham (UoB), the University of Auckland (UoA) and the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), is pleased to present the 2nd CRISPS Webinar with the theme “Fibre Mastic Asphalt Technology – A Novel Material for More Resilient Roads”.

<br><br>Certain types of flexible road pavement can suffer fatigue damage either due to overloading, poor construction or inadequate drainage.  Such damage can result in fatigue cracking and rutting leading to the formation of potholes and unacceptable levels of road roughness. This necessitates increased maintenance and road use costs. An innovative Fibre Mastic Asphalt (FMA) technology has been developed at the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) over the last 25 years to address these issues on Malaysia’s roads. The main ingredient of FMA, cellulose fibre, is produced from the empty fruit bunch of oil pam trees.

<br><br>An assessment of in-service roads constructed using FMA has shown great results increasing the lifespan of the FMA based road pavements up to 10 years compared to those constructed from conventional materials.

<br><br>Programme:

<br><br>Welcome and Greeting – Susanna Zammataro (IRF)

<br><br>Introduction to CRISPS – Michael Burrow (UoB)

<br><br>Fibre Mastic Asphalt Technology – Ratnasamy Muniandy (UPM)

<br><br>Q&A and Discussion

<br><br>Date: 15 April 2021

<br><br>Time: 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM CEST

<br><br>To register for this webinar click here.