Jorge B. Sousa, General Manager of Consulpav, Lda in Portugal, was invited
to present a keynote speech at BHRC, October 2019 in Tehran, Iran entitled
“Reality of Climate Change and its Impact on Transportation
Infrastructure – How can we Mitigate those Effects using Asphalt Rubber.”
Sahebzamani, Prof. Nader Tabatabaee, Dr. Jorge B. Sousa and Dr.
Sousa also made another presentation entitled “New Concepts in Pavement
Design,” in which reflective cracking design methods and Treatment
Performance Capacity concepts were presented in which the clear advantages
of using asphalt rubber and reacted and activated rubber in maintenance
strategies was highlighted.
During his visit
to the exhibition center, Minister of Roads, Mohammad Eslami, was
introduced to the concepts of the roads built and maintained with reacted
and activated rubber by Hamidreza Sahebzamani.
Hamidreza Sahebzamani, Minister of roads Mohammad
Eslami, and Dr. Jorge.B. Sousa
event was a huge success with more than 550 participants who were eager to
ask innumerous questions at the end of each presentation.
Sousa feels very honored by the fantastic reception and warmth he received
from the BHRC organization and especially by the kind words of the
president of the Road, Housing and Urban Development Research Cente, Dr.
Mohammed ShekarchiZadeh in a plaque he received.
this was possible in large part thanks to the relationship of Dr. Jorge
Sousa with Hamidreza Sahebzamani from Kandovan Pars, which is the
representative of RARX (www.rarx.net) for
IRAN. Kandovan Pars is a company that has been at the forefront of many
innovations in road construction and maintenance in Iran, from recycling
innovations to addition of new specific products to improve mix properties
Sahebzamani and Dr. Jorge B. Sousa
This trip was
supported in part by the grant from the EU RARX, Silent Rubber Roads (silentrubberpave.eu).
A clearer vision of the diversity of the event can be
seen in the video below.
It was a very successful event, and everyone’s
participation at next year’s event is encouraged.
the end, special thanks to Aghil Ghadim (the head of Iran asphalt
institute), Dr.Moghadas Nejad, and Dr.Mansoorian for implementing this
great congress at the highest level.