Road management strategy reaps big award for council leader

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Mahbub Hossain, second from right, receives his award.

Mahbub Hossain, Campbelltown City Council’s coordinator of asset services, has won a prestigious award.

Mr Hossain was recently acknowledged for his outstanding contribution to the pavement preservation industry with the2016 International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA) President’s Award for Excellence in Pavement Preservation – International.

Presented annually by the ISSA to public officials and consulting engineers, the award is a tribute to Mr Hossain outstanding contributions to the pavement preservation industry through his work at Campbelltown City Council, where he plays a key role in the organisation’s road management strategy.

In announcing Mr Hossain as the winner, the CEO of the Institute of Public Works Engineering (IPWEA), John Roydhouse, said that the award was an acknowledgment of the breadth of treatments being used strategically by Campbelltown City Council to provide value and positive economic outcomes, while still achieving sustainable outcomes and high quality maintenance of the area’s road pavement network.

The International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA) is the leading authority in emulsion surfacing technology and promotes the highest standards of ethics and quality while providing its members with information, technical assistance and ongoing opportunities for networking and professional development.

The President’s Award is presented to an Owner/Agency or Engineering Firm responsible for specifying and managing a pavement preservation program utilising the applications represented by ISSA (slurry surfacing, micro surfacing, chip sealing, cape sealing, crack treating, and other asphalt emulsion-based surface treatments).

In recognition of the Road Management Strategies that Campbelltown City Council have employed over many years, Mahbub Hossain was nominated for the 2016 inaugural Presidents Award for Excellence in Pavement Preservation.

This nomination was largely based upon the presentation provided at the IPWEA NSW State Conference in Terrigal last October which showcased the breadth of treatments being used strategically to provide value and economic outcomes for council, whilst still achieving sustainable outcomes and high quality maintenance of their road pavement network.

The Sydney West Regional Forum was a fitting occasion to present this prestigious award to Mr Hossain in the presence of his friends and colleagues.

“The work Mahbub and Campbelltown are doing coupled with the results achieved really showcase the strategic value and importance that can be gained from employing the philosophies of Pavement Preservation and the ISSA, said an ISSA spokesman.






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