Pavement Recycling and Stabilisation Series

Presented By:  IPWEA SA and AustStab Pavement Recycling and Stabilisation Association

This series of "Lunch and Learn" online events has been put together and streamlined for your booking convenience - you can book for one, two, or all three events at once! NOTE: You will receive meeting information / login details for ZOOM approximately one week before the event. 

IPWEA SA and AustStab members can book for free (AustStab members contact Sean Lewis for a discount code to be used at checkout).

Session and speaker descriptions below.


Many thanks to our sponsors for making this event a success!

Pavement Asset Services

Stabilised Pavements of Australia 

      Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec 


Downer Group
          Hiway Stabilizers Australia 


Wednesday March 6th, 12 - 1:30

Session One - Introduction and Applications
Simon Abrahams -Downer's General Manager Specialised Pavements and Projects

This session will provide an introduction to pavement recycling and stabilisation, the industry and companies involved, the experts across Australia, the projects that are happening across Australia, the relationship to pavement sustainability and resilience and the innovation and range of treatment options currently being delivered and those that are emerging.  Innovation is key for Australia to be at the forefront of reducing emissions and deployment of recycling alternatives to supplant virgin material extraction, with similar or better product performance characteristics. Innovation is important not only in relation to new materials, equipment, and machinery, but also sustainability and safety.

Simon Abrahams is Downer's General Manager Specialised Pavements and Projects. The purpose of stabilisation is to recycle or rehabilitate the existing material in situ, thereby upgrading the engineering and economic values of the existing pavement or ground conditions. Downer’s pavement stabilisation and rehabilitation service enables existing pavements to be recycled, and when compared to conventional rehabilitation techniques, can provide cost and environmental benefits. The process consists of reviewing the initial client design, sampling, laboratory testing and then an infield trial section completed with the specified stabilisation treatment. These treatments are all customised based on the customer's site, and Simon will discuss the range of treatment options that can be employed based on current and emerging technologies.        

Wednesday March 27th, 12 - 1:30
Session Two - Investigation and Design Fundamentals
Scott Young, Technical Manager at Stabilised Pavements of Australia

This session aims to provide a high level of understanding and appreciation of what is involved in the front end of selecting a pavement stabilisation treatment, including the process, time and cost, and will cover what is involved in establishing a stabilisation project in terms of material sampling and testing, selection of treatment type and ultimately getting ready for procurement and project execution. This session is very much getting into "how" organisations can start to use and implement the new techniques for recycling and reuse in pavement stabilisation.

Scott Young is the Technical Manager at Stabilised Pavements of Australia. Scott will talk about the processes of stabilisation with the method of recycling or rehabilitating the existing material in situ, thereby upgrading the engineering and economic values of the existing pavement or ground conditions. Insitu Stabilisation techniques demonstrate the biggest recycling and sustainability impact in road infrastructure and earthworks. Stabilised Pavements of Australia has founded success as a business through its core service of insitu stabilisation and pavement recycling. They are passionate about pavement recycling and the genuine sustainability benefits that it can contribute to the communities we all live in.


Wednesday April 17th, 12:00 - 1:30
Session Three - Performance Outcomes and Case Studies

Damien Edwards - Technical Manager, Hiway Group

Session 3 will review the performance of various pavement recycling and stabilisation projects and present case study examples of treatments undertaken over the years and how they have performed and the lessons learnt with respect to how design assumptions may have been met or adjusted depending on the particular site characteristics.  This session will give people a sense of real applications and the challenges that can occur, but also the actual benefits of this innovation in reducing emissions and deployment of recycling alternatives to supplant virgin material extraction.

Damien Edwards has experience in a wide range and variety of civil engineering projects that include aviation civil design, traffic and road related projects, including traffic engineering geometric road design, flexible, rigid and heavy duty pavement design for both road and airports and buildings. Damien's role is to provide a high level of quality and cost effective specialist design and advice in the area of pavement design (including re-use, recycling, and in-situ rehab), analysis and condition assessment for projects that can be complex in nature. He has many examples and case studies using various techniques to share - the challenge is to limit his presentation!

3/6/2024 12:00 PM - 4/17/2024 2:00 PM
Adelaide SA 5000



Wednesday, 06 March 2024

Free to Members
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM

Wednesday, 27 March 2024

Free To Members
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM

Wednesday, 17 April 2024

Free to Members
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM

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