n IMIESA - Municipality implements new paving technology : roads and bridges

Volume 31, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 31, Issue 10, Oct 2006, p. 49
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



Extracted from text ... IMIESA OCTOBER 2006 - 49 The cycle track on the Port Elizabeth beachfront has been modernised with a new decorative colourful paving alternative, namely d?cor asphalt. The colour chosen for the cycle path is beige, a shade that is both aesthetically pleasing and blends in with the environment better than the traditional, harsher, black asphalt. "When we were first approached by Africoast, the consulting engineers, to produce decorative asphalt, we made up a selection of 15 briquettes in different colours in our laboratory using an imported clear synthetic pigmentable binder, " explains Much Asphalt technical director Chris Lange. D?cor ..

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