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Congratulations to Austroads Safety Program Manager, Iain Cameron, who was presented with the prestigious 2014 ACRS Fellowship by the ACRS Patron, the Governor-General of Australia Sir Peter Cosgrove, at Thursday evening's award ceremony at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne. The award was presented by the Governor-General in front of more than…
French Enrobés à Module Élevé Class 2 (EME2) technology offers the prospect of reduced asphalt thickness for heavy duty pavements, and lower construction and maintenance costs. Today Austroads released a report detailing the first year of a three-year project to transfer EME2 technology to Australia. EME2 mixes are produced using…
Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Austroads Strong Governance Continues

At its November 2014 meeting the Austroads Board determined new appointments to important leadership positions on the Board and Executive Committee. Peter Duncan, Chief Executive, Roads and Maritime Services New South Wales, has been appointed Chair of the Austroads Board for a two year term. Clare Gardiner-Barnes, Chief Executive, Department of…
The development of a national Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Architecture is a priority action in the Policy Framework for ITS in Australia 2012 endorsed by Australia’s Transport and Infrastructure Council. Austroads has completed Stage 1 of this initiative by recommending a reference ITS architecture. ITS have the potential to help address a number…
Wednesday, 05 November 2014

New Prequalification Categories Proposed

Austroads is seeking feedback on a proposal to add two new specialist categories to Australia’s National Prequalification System. The National Prequalification System classifies contractors who wish to tender for road and bridge construction contracts. The classification is based on the contractor's technical and managerial expertise, financial capacity and previous performance. The scheme is locally administered by…
  The ARRB Traffic Speed Deflectometer (TSD) uses seven Doppler lasers to monitor the response of a pavement to the application of a mass at highway speeds. The data collected provides continuous pavement deflection profiles, from which bearing capacity indices can be derived and pavement fatigue can be estimated. The…
Austroads is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Koukoulas as the new Chief Executive. Nick was most recently Managing Director of BSI Group for Australia and New Zealand. The global British Standards Institution delivers standards-based solutions to help organisations improve their quality and performance, reduce their risk and achieve…
The National Transport Commission (NTC) has announced a review of the medical standards that apply to Australian vehicle drivers to ensure they reflect current medical knowledge and the way people use roads. CEO of the NTC Paul Retter said by reviewing the Assessing Fitness to Drive Guidelines the NTC would…
The costs of sourcing traditional pavement materials are increasing as sources are being exhausted, haulage distances are increasing, and access to traditional sources is increasingly restricted. As a result, jurisdictions are seeking alternative solutions, one of which is the use of recycled materials. Today Austroads released a report that provides…
The Austroads Guide to Pavement Technology Part 5: Pavement Evaluation and Treatment Design includes an interim procedure for the thickness design of foamed bitumen stabilised (FBS) pavements.  However, there are concerns that the interim FBS design procedure is not as well founded as those for conventional treatments due to a lack of…
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