Markham works closely with the contractor to overcome the difficulties often encountered during rehabilitation projects in urban areas where road configurations present challenges in maneuvering the large equipment. The resultant asphalt and underlying aggregates are then reclaimed with the addition of foamed asphalt to a depth of 150 mm and allowed to cure prior to placing the designed Hot Mix Asphalt Overlay.
To quantify the sustainability of treatments utilized by the City, they have hired the University of Waterloo to perform research to provide further information and validate their internal product performance assessments. Furthermore, the City has always been a progressive leader under Paul’s direction in trying new technologies to enable them to decrease life-cycle costs, increase performance, and decrease their environmental impact. Other innovations embraced by the City of Markham include the use of Recycled Asphalt Shingles, Warm Mix Asphalt, Micro Surfacing, and Stress Absorbing Membrane Interlayers. Paul Ingham truly understands the benefits of innovation and is dedicated to raise the bar in pavement preservation implementation in an urban environment.
Paul continues to educate his council on the progress of the pavement maintenance program which is being recognized both internally and externally as a distinguished high rated road network. Paul’s leadership and persistence has enabled the FDR program to continue in the City of Markham where some municipalities tend to revert back to conventional rehabilitation methods when faced with the same degree of adversity. The feats accomplished by Paul to maintain a FDR program are truly unprecedented.