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Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao-Bridge (HZMB)

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao-Bridge (HZMB) is a road connection between Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau. The whole, over 30 kilometres long project contains several bridges, tunnels and artificial islands. The protection layer on the bridge is made of mastic asphalt. Heinz Aeschlimann, Aeschlimann Asphalt-Engineering, Switzerland, and board member of the International Mastic Asphalt Association IMAA, is a technical consultant within this project.

Abstract of the study results of Alexander Lubach, M.Eng.

Within the framework of his master’s thesis submitted to the “Beuth Hochschule für Technik”, Berlin, Alexander Lubach, M.Eng., carried out a study on the sustainability of heavy-duty mastic asphalt wearing courses on federal trunk roads. The main objective of the thesis on this topic was to assess the sustainability of mastic asphalt wearing courses and to substantiate their durability, thus establishing the basis for a well-founded line of arguments in favour of mastic asphalt wearing courses on federal trunk roads.

The results of this study have been collected in a summary, which is available for download below.

Mastic Asphalt on the Westminster Cathedral, London

During 2015 the mastic asphalt roof covering on the Westminster Cathedral in London was renewed.

Lecture by Rafael Greño on mastic asphalt

Friday, 24th march 2017, Rafael Greño Madariaga from the National Association of Asphalt Casting (ASNAFU) will give a lecture in the Hall of Degrees of the Polytechnic School (Campus San Amaro) on mastic asphalt.

Topics of this lecture include ASNAFU and the rules of procedure as well as the manufacture and the fundamental differences with the asphalt agglomerate. Also discussed are the techniques common to mastic asphalt and their application.

Rafael Madariaga began his career in the mastic asphalt industry in 1981 when he was appointed as manager of the company Asfaltos de Maeztu (Álava), a company dedicated to the extraction of natural asphalt dust, raw material for the primary manufacture of mastic asphalt.

Mastic asphalt (MA) underlines the long-term thinking of builder-owners

Mastic asphalt applied on highways under heavy loads proofs its durability by a long lifetime. Mastic asphalt is the most economic concrete protection for parking constructions. These are only two advantages that mastic asphalt reunions. Two paper presentations at the international mastic asphalt congress 2016 in Verona/Italy treated these advantages of the construction material mastic Asphalt.

International Mastic Asphalt Congress in Verona 2016

At the international mastic asphalt congress in Verona at the beginning of October 2016, the International Mastic Asphalt Association IMAA entered a cooperation with the Russian Asphalt Pavement Association R.O.S.ASFALT. The presidents of the two associations signed a letter of intent during the congress. Left you see the IMAA president Hans Veerman (NL) and right the R.O.S.ASFALT president Nikolay Bystrov (RU).

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21st and 22nd September 2017
Stockholm (Sweden)

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27th and 28th September 2018
Chongqing (China)