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mobile weather station

mobile weather station

23 February 2021

This mobile weather station provides accurate weather data and road surface temperature that enables Road Science to make better decisions around specifying binder grades

This is important as it directly correlates with NZTA M1-A specification regarding the binder grade selection for climate zones.

The Road Science mobile weather station provides on-site real time data analytics from the various sensors that are available. Data is then feed back into our online weather application Zeus - www.roadscience.co.nz/zeus providing us with more accurate data to give to our crews on the ground.

Contact Katarina Gage if you would like to know more.

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Ultra Mender Goes Retail

Ultra Mender Goes Retail

9 February 2021

Our amazing product Ultra Mender is now available for you to use at home...

"Take your DIY to Ultra level. Ultra Mender puts industry-level innovation in the hands of everyday kiwis. While the science might be complicated, using the product is as easy as using super glue." Darcy Rogers

Ultra Mender is a versatile cold binder that fixes bitumen, asphalt or concrete surfaces.

It can fix crack sealing, pot holes and deformations in driveways or pathways, it forms robust and long-lasting patch repairs and cures in minutes to form a strong plastic-like material.

Order yours today by visiting https://lnkd.in/gB_rwmr

Black backed seagull chicks on top of tank

Black backed seagull chicks on top of tank

24 January 2021

Steve King has been supervising work at a Lyttelton tank farm on a newly leased 5,000T tank (previously used to store heavy fuel oil). Extra bitumen storage is needed in the south island so this will be converted into a bitumen tank over the next six-months. Once access to the tank was granted he discovered three tiny Karoro (black backed seagull chicks) in a nest on the roof of the tank. Normally Karoro nest on the ground so on top of a tank, right beside the harbour really is prime real estate.

Steve called the Department of Conservation for more information and they advised that if the chicks had plenty of room to move away from workers they would be fine. They also said they should be ready to fly around end of January.
Scaffolding started early January and in the pre-start briefing Steve laid out the plans to look after the chicks. Once the scaffolders reached the final height, they would only work on one side of the tank at a time - this let the chicks stay well away.

Steve said it has been really easy to think about what the chicks need and to adapt the work around it without affecting the project timeline. Once flying properly they will still hang around the area, being fed by mum and dad for another month so he’s looking forward to watching them grow.

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Road Science products are manufactured and supplied from state of the art facilities throughout New Zealand. Customers can have confidence in continuity of supply and on-time deliveries with Road Science’s world-class manufacturing plants and storage facilities for bitumen emulsions and polymer modified binders from Mount Maunganui to Bluff.

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