Thought Leaders Series: Extending the service life of pavements

2.00 pm — 3.30 pm AEDT, 06 December 2023


Sustainable pavement design and construction for durable, cost-effective infrastructure pavement assets

Join industry experts as we discuss how to effectively delay cracking of the pavement surfacing, thereby protecting the pavement structure from rapid deterioration. 

With ever increasing traffic volumes relying on aging roads and airfield pavements infrastructure, asset owners across Australia are facing a growing demand to maintain their road and pavement network safely and efficiently. 

The increase in traffic volumes accelerates wear on the pavement asset while simultaneously reducing the time available to undertake vital pavement maintenance and repairs. 

Accordingly, asset owners are now increasingly looking for cost effective and innovative solutions to keep their road and pavement networks lasting longer and reduce maintenance. 

This webinar is based on over 50 years of independently verified, successful field performance across the world, and over 30 years in Australia, achieved with advanced solutions engineered by HUESKER. 

These effective solutions allow for a significant extension of the pavement service life, thus reducing associated maintenance and reconstruction works. The reduction in required maintenance makes these solutions a very economical treatment compared to other reconstruction methods. 

Our speakers will discuss some of the latest Australian applications and case studies demonstrating the benefits of effectively delayed cracking, including a prominent local pavements expert who will provide real-life insights from the point of view of an asset owner as well as a consultant.

Key messages-

  • Benefits of effective crack mitigation and longer lasting roads
  • Common applications and treatments
  • Importance of raw material selection for specific applications
  • Not all treatments are created equal  
  • Sustainability and reduced emissions
  • Verified long term Australian and international case studies

Who should attend

This webinar is relevant for consultants, civil, pavement and asset engineers working in the design, maintenance and construction of existing and new asphalt and composite pavements found in roads and airfields and ports.

You do not need to be an Engineers Australia member to attend.


Simon Ouk
BEng Civil, DipEngPrac, Solution Support Engineer – Roads and Pavements, HUESKER Australia

Simon Ouk holds a Bachelor of Engineer (Civil) and diploma in engineering practice from University Technology Sydney.

Over the past 16 years he has been involved in the development and delivery of maintenance and rehabilitation projects across major road, airport, defence and port pavements.

Since joining HUESKER Australia in 2018 as the Solution Support Engineer, he has worked with asset owners, designers and contractors throughout Oceania on their challenging road and airfield pavements, in the delivery of more resilient and cost-effective pavement outcomes.

Jaco Liebenberg
MEng(Transportation), RPEQ, Strategic Service Line Leader- Aviation, GHD

Jaco is a Senior Technical Director at GHD, with more than 27 years’ experience in the design of pavement and aviation civil infrastructure, notably heavy-duty pavements.

He started his career in Africa as a Reginal Roads Engineer, responsible for the maintenance of more than 10,000 km of roads in central South Africa. He then contributed to and lead design teams for various major pavement upgrade and rehabilitation projects in Africa, including regional and international airports.

Since 2009 Jaco provides a lead role in the project management and delivery of aviation design services throughout GHD.  He is an experienced engineer, providing professional advice to various airport and road projects.  Recent experience include runway resurfacing projects at major airports and Defence facilities in Australia, conceptual pavement designs for the proposed new Western Sydney Airport, Pavement design for section of Pacific Motorway and rehabilitation of international apron at Brisbane Airport.

He has a keen understanding of the operational and stakeholder requirements at airports and the impact maintenance actions and decisions have on the longer-term performance of pavement structures. 

Member: Free
Technical Society Member: Free
Student: Free
Non-Member: Free
Registration close
06 December 2023
03.30 pm AEDT
Maximum CPD hours