Think about your trip to work today. Did you use a road? Perhaps the bus you caught used a road? Maybe you had to walk on a road? The quality of these roads may have been varied, but we do know that they are getting better and better. Asphalt (and bitumen) make up the groundwork for our city’s transport and allows us to travel around comfortably and safely. The research and testing we are doing in our laboratories on these materials, ensures the quality of our roads continues to improve year on year.
Asphalt is a mixture of dark bituminous pitch with sand or gravel, most commonly used for surfacing roads. The demand of asphalt and bitumen has risen largely in the construction sector. Strict quality criteria around the materials means specific tests occur in the laboratory before any road can be surfaced.
There are physical and mechanical tests conducted in both laboratory and construction fields, such as sampling, trade inspection, analysis and cargo treatment.
The MSL40118 Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques is a nationally recognised qualification that covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of laboratory techniques related to sampling and testing in the asphalt industry. If you have any questions or want to know more about this training for the workplace, visit ltt.edu.au/aapa or contact our team on 1300 588 588.