BS 594987:2015 + A1:2017 Asphalt for roads and other paved areas. Specification for transport, laying, compaction and product-type testing protocols
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BS 594987:2015+A1:2017

Asphalt for roads and other paved areas. Specification for transport, laying, compaction and product type testing protocols

Status : Current   Published : March 2015



What is this standard about?

It specifies requirements for the transport, laying and compaction of asphalt mixtures that conform to BS EN 13108-1, BS EN 13108-4 and BS EN 13108-5, and that are described in PD 6691.

Who is this standard for?

  • Asphalt product manufacturers
  • Public sector highway authorities
  • Private infrastructure owners
  • Asset managers
  • Consultant engineers
  • Architects
  • Test houses
  • Test equipment manufacturers and suppliers
  • Research laboratories
  • Highway and civil engineering contractors
  • The Defence Infrastructure Organization (DIO)

Why should you use this standard?

It provides technically updated information on how to treat asphalt from the time it leaves the plant to when it is placed on the road. It also details the preliminary work needed to prepare the substrate to receive the asphalt.

What’s changed since the last update?

Changes include an additional note to Table 1A relating to BBA materials and airfields; technical changes to equation (1) and equation (2); and minor changes to 5.5.1 and Table 2, and other sub-clauses.

There are also changes to the:

  • Nominal thickness note (Table 1A)
  • Wheel tracking sub-clause
  • Air void content formula
  • Approximate rate of spread (Table B.1)
  • Binder proportions (Table H.3)
  • Compacted aggregate density formula

Standard NumberBS 594987:2015+A1:2017
TitleAsphalt for roads and other paved areas. Specification for transport, laying, compaction and product type testing protocols
Publication Date31 March 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 2000-522, BS EN 12697-34, BS EN 15322, BS EN 12272-1, BS EN 12697-35, BS EN 12697-5:2009, BS 598-1:2011, BS EN 12697-26, BS EN 13808:2013, BS EN 13588:2017, BS EN 12697-13:2017, BS EN 12697-22:2003, BS EN 12697-25:2005, BS EN 12697-6:2012, PD 6691:2015, BS EN 12697-27:2001, BS EN 932-2, BS EN 12697-32, BS EN 12697-8, BS EN 14023, BS EN 1427, BS 2000-58, 190, BS EN ISO 3838, BS EN 13036-7, BS EN 933-1, BS 1707, BS 2000-223, BS EN 13036-1, BS EN 12697-1, BS EN 12697-2, BS 2000-49, BS EN 1426, BS EN 932-1, BS EN 13108, BS EN 12697-30
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS EN 13043, PD 6691:2010, BS 598-110:1998, PD 6692, BS EN 12697-18:2004, The Construction Products Regulations 2013, BS 434-2, BS EN 58
ReplacesBS 594987:2010
Amended ByAmendment, July 2017
Draft Superseded By17/30357114 DC
DescriptorsPavements (roads), Roads, Wearing courses (roads), Asphalts, Bitumens, Base courses, Delivery, Joints, Road surfacing, Surfacing (exterior spaces), Spreading, Compacting, Paved areas, Rolled asphalts, Transportation, Aggregates, Construction operations, Tarmacadam, Type testing, Temperature
ISBN978 0 580 97721 3
File Size2.404 MB

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