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Report Cover Specification and Use of Geopolymer Concrete in the Manufacture of Structural and Non-structural Components: Review of Literature
This report reviews published information on the formulation, manufacture and properties of geopolymer binders and concretes, to inform the manufacture of geopolymer concrete components for structural and non-structural bridge components and other road‑related infrastructure.
Report Cover Realising 100-year Bridge Design Life in an Aggressive Environment: Review of the Literature
This report details a literature review on durability issues that affect the service life of reinforced concrete structures.
Report Cover Realising 100-year Design Life of Bridge Structures in an Aggressive Environment: Experimental Work
This report summarises the results of experiments undertaken to understand the practices required to enable a 100-year design life of bridges in an aggressive environment.
AP-R531-16 report cover Specification of Geopolymer Concrete: General Guide
This general guide contains: an introduction to geopolymer concrete, its constituents and how it is manufactured; an examination of how geopolymer binder differs from Portland cement; and the status of geopolymer concrete as a construction material.
AP R487 15 200px Improved Bridge Deterioration Models, Predictive Tools and Costs
In this report, state-of-the-art deterioration modelling techniques are reviewed highlighting the advantages and limitations of each approach. The findings indicate that currently deterioration modelling is potentially difficult to implement in the Australian and New Zealand context, given the lack of integration of the data sets with existing bridge asset management tools.
AP-R466-14 cover Review of Axle Spacing Mass Schedules and Future Framework for Assessment of Heavy Vehicle Access Applications
Improving freight productivity in Australia requires better access to the road network for heavy vehicle operators. Bridge capacity assessment is critical in this process. This 2014 report provides a framework that will allow jurisdictions to undertake faster bridge capacity assessments.

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