Environmental Management in the Construction and Maintenance of Roads and Asphalt

A very successful SARF course, “Environmental Management in the Construction and Maintenance of Roads and Asphalt”, was held in Port Elizabeth on 20 February 2017, with 45 delegates.

The presenter, Etienne Hinrichsen, gave an introduction to Environmental Management, from a global context to a local perspective. He dealt with Environmental Law specifically applicable to asphalt and roads, the authorizations required and the roles and responsibilities of the Environmental Manager, including the systems and tools necessary for road projects.

Environmental Practices include water (stormwater, water for construction, etc.) and soil (dust, soil erosion, etc.) management, the storage and disposal of bituminous products and waste, stockpiles and borrow pits, rehabilitation measures and dealing with authorities, the public and complainants around environmental matters.

This course is highly recommended, if not essential, for anyone involved with the design, construction and maintenance of roads, especially on projects outside the city limits.

John Sponneck

Eastern Cape Regional Coordinator

South African Road Federation

Photo 1: From L to R: John Sponneck, SARF EC Regional Coordinator, Etienne Hinrichsen, Presenter and Iqbal Goolam Hoosen, NRA Project Manager & Environmental Specialist

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