Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Porous Aphalt Pavement

Today I have assignment from my Boss to follow meeting with Taiyu Kansetsu Co, LTD from Japan about Porous Asphalt Pavement. Taiyu Kansetsu is not major company but most knowed in Japan specialization in civil works. In Japan, Porous Asphalt Pavement has been introduced since the first trial construction in 1987 because of both function of drainage and noise reduction. Drainage function will bring Traffic Safety by high improvement in visibility in the rain. Japan Highway Public Corporation (before privatization) decided to adopt Porous Asphalt Pavement to all newly built expressway in 1999.
Five personnel form Taiyu Kansetsu Co, LTD give explanation and example to us in Public Works Department head quarter office in Jakarta. Explanation speech delivery in english languange. Not really fluently but I can undestand it. From their explanation, that I know technology for Porous Asphalt Pavement (Drainage Pavement) suitable for a climate with high temperature and high humidity. I don't know this technology is suitable for Indonesia. Maybe we can have pilot project to apply this technology. I don't know this technology was implementated in Indonesia. I heard PT Jasa Marga (Indonesia Highways Corporation) had application this technology but in limited area. Unfortunetely, participant from PT. Jasa Marga not present in meeting.

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