Student Invented A Self Repairing Road Pavement Trends Worldwide

Many Filipinos today are doubtful on a lot of things and one of the things that bother most of us in the past few years is the never-ending construction of roads and other public highways. It seems that every single year or every other year, there is always a road construction that has been constructed just very recently. According to some reports in some parts of the United Kingdom, the standard design life of pavements are 40 years for new bitumen or asphalt and concrete pavement. The maintenance is considered in the whole life cost of the road with services at 10, 20 and 30-year milestones.

According to an article of manilastandard.net published last May 9, 2014 former DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singson once said that concrete roads built five years ago have a lifespan of 20 years but many of them wear off after five to eight years because of overloading.

“With the improvement in quality standard and design of the national road projects, the average lifespan of the roads would last up to 25 years,” Singson commented.


Although it was really a very expensive project, road construction is also very important because it is also about the safety of the people and it is one of the main priorities of the local and the national government.

It was just recently when this young Mexican student earned praise from people because of his amazing invention. He made a new rubber pavement from recycled tires which actually self-repairs every time it rains! The brilliant student is no other than Israel Antonio Briseño Carmona. He is a civil engineering student at the Autonomous University of Coahuila in Torreón, Mexico. In several Mexican cities, there has been a lot of issues of damaged pavement and potholes in some places where it rains regularly. This young student discovered a way to help out and to address the said issue with the new self-regenerating pavement.



This amazing invention can really save billions of dollars in terms of infrastructure costs of the government and even in some construction companies in different countries all over the world. Because of his amazing invention, he was able to get the top spot in the 2019 James Dyson Award winner for Mexico. The other winners of the said competition are an electric tricycle for carrying cargo from New Zealand, a compostable replacement for plastic from the United Kingdom, and a self-sanitizing door handle from China.
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