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QUEENSLAND STATE BRANCH - NEWS
QUEENSLAND STATE BRANCH -
NEWS ARCHIVE
To make sure we don't repeat our history, have a look at the past.
AAPA QUEENSLAND WELCOMES NEW CEO

The Branch met in late Februray 2014 and welcomed on board the new CEO Michael
Caltabiano.   Michael is very familiar with our activities in Queensland and he is embarking on
the development of a new Strategic Plan for the Association.  Included in the plan will be a
revitalisation of the AAPA International Flexible Pavement Conference and a new National
Workshop Series across Australia bringing all aspects of members' operational and safety
initiatives, innovation & new directions to the capital cities across Australia.
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AAPA QUEENSLAND NEWSLETTER                               February 2014 Edition

As part of the revitalisation of AAPA's position as the peak body for the flexible
pavements industry, the Queensland Branch has commenced its AAPA Queensland
News distribution.  Copies of the six-page newsletter are available for electronic
distribution and covers:
  1. Chairman Rob McGuires message
  2. Report on the AAPA Q TMR Safety Event in December 2013 with nearly 300
    people attending at the BCEC
  3. Qld Branch Dec 2013 Strategy Review and directions
  4. Red Alerts & Safety Stories
  5. Asphalt Harmonisation - project status and direction
  6. New events, breakfasts, EME and the calendar
QUEENSLAND RED & SAFETY ALERTS GO NATIONAL

With support from the the Queensland Safety Working
Group and AAPA State Executive Officers across
Australlia the Reg & Safety Alerts page on the site is now
open to all AAPA members.

Members are encouraged to visit the site which contains
the first 6 Safety Alerts and provides details on how to
submit your alerts for inclusion in national awareness.
AAPA QUEENSLAND TRANSPORT & MAIN ROADS
- ASPHALT HARMONISATION PROJECT
Good progress has been achieved on the project to harmonise the design and specification of heavy duty asphalt
between New South Wales and Queensland.  The project concentrates on using as much of the Roads & Maritime
Services R116 specification (and supporting requirements) in converting the Queensland Transport & Main Roads
MRTS31 specification.  The specification, coded MRTS31A, is substantially complete.

The asphlat mixes, to the new MRTS31A, will be given an opportunity to be trialled through existing or small contracts
provided, initially, through the SEQ regions.

The next phase of the project includes the commercial impacts of the changes to RMS's contact administration and is
covering the interpretation of defects, warranties & penalties.
AAPA 2014 USA
There will be an Australian International
Knowledge Transfer visit to the USA for 27
October to 7 November 2014.  Details
available from the website >>>
HERE
EME DEMONSTRATION
A workshop was held on 24 March providing details of the mix design process
local testing and learnings from EME placement.

Presentations and photographs are available at
www.aapaqtmr.org
AAPA QUEENSLAND 2014 AWARDS
The Queensland Branch approved three
awards for presentation at the AAPA Q
Branch Ball on 20 June 2014.
The AAPA Q 2014 Awards went to:
  • Safety Improvements - Rob McGuire
  • Distinguished Service - Tony Wehl
  • Outstanding Project - Fulton Hogan
Details on the awards & nominations
from  
>>>> HERE
Australian Asphalt
Pavement Association
AAPA is on LinkedIn
The AAPA Comms & Marketing
team has created a LinkedIn
presence for AAPA.

Please "follow" us and keep
up to date on issues impacting
the industry.

Click the LinkedIn buttton below.
AAPA Queensland Gala Dinner and Awards - Photos online
The AAPA Queensland Gala Dinner and Awards recently took place at Portside
Wharf. Photos are now available online. Congratulations to award recipients
Rob McGuire of Boral, Tony Wehl of RPQ, and Barry Denny and Alister Clarke from
Fulton Hogan.
Registration for the AAPA National Workshop Series Safety at
Roadworks is now open.

We are fortunate to have Dr John Whiteoak, Jim Appleby, Troy Stahlhut
and our CEO as National Speakers.  They will be supported in the
afternoon by presentations of key local interests, followed by a panel
discussions on current and emerging roadwork safety issues.

Please register early as the venue has limited seating.

REGISTER HERE             UPDATED BROCHURE WITH SPONSORS
AAPA Queensland is in new offices
After 12 years in the Toowong Village Tower the Queensland
Office has a new landlord.  

Civil Contractors Federation - Queensland has provided us
with offices in the corporate wing of their Training Centre in
Eight Mile Plains where we join Dial Before You Dig as part
of a construction hub.  

New Address:
11 Hi-Tech Court, Eight Mile Plains, Q 4113
P: 07 3360 7940  F: 07 3360 7944  
Attention Members!
New Safety Alerts added to the Members section.
Registration for the AAPA Q TMR Awareness
Sessions on the New Queensland Harmonised
Heavy Duty Asphalt Specification is now open.

DETAILS & REGO HERE
The Awareness Sessions are being held to inform and consult with stakeholders, industry and the regions about the upcoming
change to the TMR "heavy duty" dense graded asphalt specification.

Planned awareness sessions are for:
    25/8 Cairns,  26/8 Townsville,  27/8 Mackay,  28/8 Bundaberg,  29/8 Rockhampton,
    3&17/9 Brisbane,  16/9 Nerang,  18/9 Toowoomba,  ?/9 Maroochydore
AAPA Queensland Golf Day 2014 has arrived . . .  

Friday 15th August - North Lakes Golf Course

Arrive early enough to register, find your buggy, enjoy morning
tea and pre-game drinks before the 11:30am Shot Gun start for
the 4 person Ambrose.

PROGRAM HERE
UPDATE 2 on 30 November 2014
Presentations and photos of the Brisbane
national workshop of safety at roadworks have
been combined and harmonised with the other
centres and are available form
HERE
Season's Greetings and last 2014 Newsletter
The end of 2014 message from outgoing Chairman Rob
McGuire and AAPA's CEO Michael Caltabiano are in the
December edition of the Queensland Newsletter.
Also included are articles on: "2014 a year to
remember", Downer's Robinson Road Open Level
Crossing Replacement project details, Qld Government
Safe Works Awards to Fulton Hogan and Speedie
Contractors Best Solution of a WHS risk.
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HERE
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