Latest Technical Papers

Colas Canada, has some of the most renowned experts in the road construction field and has published various technical reports highlighting some of the advancements achieved in our industry. Some recent technical papers of interest include:

A paving solution to minimize airport down time while providing resistance to surface deformation: Calgary Airport 

Presented by:

  • Jean-Martin CROTEAU, P.Eng. Technical Director, Colas Canada Inc., St. Albert, Alberta
  • Simon PIANAROSA, P.Eng. Operational Manager Standard General Inc. Calgary, Alberta
  • Ted HARRISON, P.Eng. General Manager GECAN (Div. of CRB Inc.) Acheson, Alberta
  • A.G. (Art) JOHNSTON, C.E.T. Principal Consultant, Transportation Tetra Tech, Calgary, Alberta
  • Florence LEROY- MALLOL Technologist, Asphalt Mixes Section Campus for Science and Techniques, (Colas S.A.) Magny-les-Hameaux, France


High Float Emulsion Residue: Its Unique Rheology and Microstructure 

Presented by: 

  • Justin P. Suda, M.Sc., Bituminous Binders Chemist, GECAN (a division of Canadian Road Builders Inc.) Acheson, Alberta
  • Anthony Yeung, Ph.D., P.Eng. Professor, Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta


Asphalt Mixes Produced with Asphalt Shingle Sand 

Presented by:

  • Frédéric Nöel, ing. Deputy Technical Director Sintra Inc. Montreal, Quebec
  • Jean-Martin Croteau, P. Eng. Technical Director Colas Canada Inc., St. Albert, Alberta


Performance Review of the Light-coloured Pavement of the 2009 Front Street Project in Dawson City Yukon 

Presented by: 

  • Todd Strynadka Technical Services Manager Terus Construction Ltd. Surrey, British Columbia
  • Jean-Martin Croteau, P. Eng. Technical Director Colas Canada Inc., St. Albert, Alberta
  • Dr. Guy Doré, ing. PhD. Professeur, Université Laval, département de génie civil Laval, Québec 
  • Jeff Jarvis, B.Sc. Laboratory Supervisor GECAN (Div. of CRB Inc.) Acheson, Alberta


A Three Year Evaluation of Fibre-Reinforced Chip Seal Systems in Saskatchewan 

Presented by:

  • Ania M. Anthony, M.Sc., P. Eng. Director, Earth Sciences and Research Saskatchewan Highways and Infrastructure Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Chris Dechkoff, P. Eng. Technical Manager ACP Applied Products Acheson, Alberta
  • Marcel Gareau, E.I.T. Project Manager ACP Applied Products Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Jean-Martin Croteau, P. Eng. Technical Director ColasCanada Inc. Edmonton, Alberta


Bio-Solvents in the Production of Emulsified Prime Coat Systems 

Presented by: 

  • Abdul Elkadri, B.Sc., Technical Advisor, GECAN, (a div. of Canadian Road Builders Inc.) Acheson, Alberta
  • Thomas Zanini, Research and Development Technician CST Laboratories (Colas S.A.) Magny-les-Hameaux, France
  • Magali Lapayronie Research and Development Engineer CST Laboratories (Colas S.A.) Magny-les-Hameaux, France
  • Abdeltif Belkahia, Head of Cold Techniques Division CST Laboratories (Colas S.A.) Magny-les-Hameaux, France
  • Jean-Martin Croteau, P. Eng. Technical Director ColasCanada Inc. Edmonton, Alberta