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Austroads has published the second version of the Data Standard for Road Management and Investment. The Austroads Road Data Standard Project was initiated in response to requests from stakeholders who increasingly need to share data with other road agencies but are frustrated by the lack of common data definitions and formats. It will…
Austroads has published seven updated test methods related to the calibration of bitumen sprayers. The performance of Australia’s extensive network of surfaced roads is heavily dependent on the successful application of sprayed sealing technology, including the selection and design of the treatments, and the identification of the most appropriate applications.…
Austroads has released a set of principles for the presentation of network performance data to best engage users and capitalise on cross-industry best practice. The report is based on an examination of Austroads Network Performance Indicators (NPIs) which were developed to provide a consistent basis for comparison of road network performance…
A new national scheme is under development to ensure the people who design, install, and maintain road safety barriers on Australia’s and New Zealand’s road network are appropriately trained. Poor design, installation and maintenance practices can compromise barrier performance and road user protection. Austroads has partnered with Lantra (UK) to…
Austroads' latest report details the results of a domestic and international review of recently-developed intelligent transport systems technologies and the costs and benefits of introducing them to Australia and New Zealand. Toward the end of the twentieth century it became apparent that building more roads was not an effective solution…
Austroads has published a guideline document and background research report to provide asset management practitioners with an understanding of the factors that contribute to enabling and sustaining continual improvement. National, state and local governments in Australia and New Zealand are collectively responsible for over 900,000 kilometres of road, valued at…
Austroads has published updated guidelines and specifications for the use of microsurfacing treatments in Australia. Microsurfacing is presently the only type of bituminous slurry surfacing applied in Australia. The guidelines are based on a previous Austroads working document on microsurfacing that has gradually been updated based on practitioners’ experience gained over the last…
The Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC) and Austroads, have released the draft National Capital Works (NCW4) General Conditions of Contract for feedback. The NCW4 has been developed by government for use by government agencies. With AS2124 outdated and its intended replacement AS11000 not being progressed, APCC and Austroads have initiated…
Austroads has published a report that considers the impact of Building Information Management (BIM) technology on location referencing. It proposes a new theoretical framework as the foundation for the development of a proposed National Location Reference Hub.  The location of an infrastructure asset is key information in asset information systems…
Austroads has published five updated test methods related to the testing of bituminous slurry samples. Bituminous slurry is a processed mixture of bituminous emulsion binder (with or without a polymer modifier), continuously graded aggregate, mineral filler, additives and water, properly proportioned to form a slurry which can be laid evenly on…

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