Current committee members are:
Barry Gundersen - Gundersen Consulting (Chair)
Logan Aves - Downer EDI Works
Grant Bosma - Fulton Hogan
Janet Jackson - Downer EDI Works
Robert Patience - Higgins Group
Bruce Rule - Isaac Construction
Damon Norden - Fulton Hogan
John Turnbull - HEB Construction
Alan Stevens - RNZ
The Asphalt Committee has the following Sub-Groups:
- Asphalt Plant Accreditation Scheme
- Laboratories Sub-Group
- Auckland Regional Asphalt Group
- Other Regional Sub-Groups
The role of this committee is to identify, develop, document, maintain and facilitate best practice in asphalt design, production and paving.
One of its major successes has been the successful launch of the Asphalt Plant Accreditation Scheme (APAS), which aims to provide customers with the confidence that asphalt suppliers are operating a fully functional quality assurance and quality control system for the asphalt plant, such as that incorporated in an ISO 9001 Quality System. All member organisations’ fixed-position plants are registered to participate in the APAS programme and already the APAS system is providing a valuable tool to assist asphalt manufacturers in producing consistent quality materials.
The committee continues to work with the New Zealand Transport Authority (NZTA), formerly Transit NZ, on various projects including specification reviews and NZTA’s five year strategic planning programme.
The Auckland Asphalt Group, operating in the largest market area, hosts an annual Asphalt Forum. Presentations from the 2010 forum can be accessed here.
The Laboratories Group has facilitated a number of testing programmes relevant to the roading industry, and has also formed a close working relationship with the newly formed Civil Engineering Testing Association of New Zealand (CETANZ) where some testing programmes are been jointly managed and synergies between the groups are being utilised to avoid duplication of efforts.
This committee also maintains a close watching brief with a number of Australian committees to ensure the sharing of technical knowledge and input into areas that have the potential to affect the industry in New Zealand.