Membership is open to organisations in the UK who have an interest in the following areas:
- Pavement construction and rehabilitation
- Aggregate and blacktop production,
- Bitumen production,
- Client organisations (local authorities etc),
- Emulsion manufacture,
- Geotextile and geo-grid manufacture,
- Pavement engineering consultancy
Membership is not limited to one organisation per area, and care will be taken to protect any proprietary interests. In this way it is hoped to promote open discussions and to enable co-operative implementation of any research results by the members of the Consortium. All work will be undertaken in strict commercial confidence.
Members pay an annual subscription on joining and thereafter until they resign from the Consortium. Application for membership is subject to approval by the management committee. Each member organisation will nominate a representative through whom the functions and privileges of the Consortium will be exercised.
Benefits to Members
Informal meetings and seminars
- Members of the Consortium are able to meet together regularly in a co-operative group, in order to discuss problems, develop innovative solutions to pavement engineering problems, and identify (and act on) future research ideas.
- Working relationships between the member organisations will be developed/improved, with a view to co-operative collaboration on research projects, and exploitation of research results.
- Technology transfer between the universities and industry will be improved. This will include the provision of short courses jointly hosted with industry.
There will be several less obvious benefits of the Consortium arrangement. Firstly it is possible for individual members to influence the aims and directions of research in asphalt related materials, without committing large resources. Secondly, the Consortium provides a mechanism which enables organisation engineers to stay in touch with international developments in the field of pavement engineering. The research groups at the universities have excellent international contacts and close links with research groups in the USA and Europe. Thirdly, close contact with the universities provides member organisations with access to top quality engineering students, for future employment.
An annual Consortium membership fee of £1500 + VAT is charged to all organisations. This may increase slightly each year according to the University costs and will be subject to approval at the AGM. Membership entitles the organisation to: (i) receive all technical communications and periodicals addressed by the Consortium to its members generally; (ii) attend and vote, through a representative at the Annual and Extraordinary General Meetings of the Consortium; (iii) attend all events hosted by the Consortium.
If you are interested in becoming a member please contact: