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Pavements Task Force & Projects
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Pavements Task Force & Projects

Pavements Task Force

The Austroads Pavements Task Force is the lead forum in Australia and New Zealand on road pavement technology. The Task Force is comprised of senior representatives from Austroads jurisdictions, the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), and key industry stakeholders including AAPA, AustStab, CCAA and Roading NZ.

The Task Force manages pavement technology education, monitors international innovations, harmonises standards and codes of practice, and facilitates information exchange and technology transfer among road organisations in the public and private sectors. Members also advise on the scope, structure and broad content of the Guide to Pavement Technology and facilitate its development and ongoing maintenance.

The Task Force coordinates research that is working towards:

  • providing guidance on improved design and materials management for enhanced pavement structural performance 
  • improving our understanding of material characteristics and vehicle interactions for improved quality and life of road surfacings including enhanced test methods and delivery techniques 
  • providing guidance on the management of scarce and quality resources (particularly in rural locations) 
  • ensuring the Austroads Guides are updated and improved with integration of jurisdictional supplements.

Pavement Projects

The Austroads research program runs from 2016-20, in line with the Strategic Plan and Operational Plan. The current pavement projects are:

TT1850 Review of Guide to Pavement Technology Parts 4F and 4K
TT1897 Increasing the Use of Low-cost Modified Granular Materials in New and Rehabilitated Pavements
TP1969 Implementation of New Pavement Design System through Publication of an Updated Guide to Pavement Technology (AGPT) Part 2
TT2037 Development of a Sprayed Seal Binder Cracking Test
APT2044 Encouraging Pavement Design Innovations
TT2046 Improving the Cost Effectiveness of Foamed Bitumen Stabilised Pavements
APT2039 Monitoring of Austroads Sprayed Seal Trial Sites
TT2040 Guidelines and Specifications for Bituminous Micro-surfacings
APT1953 National Performance Based Asphalt Specification Framework
APT2063 Key Properties of Cutters for Optimal Sprayed Seal Performance

Program Contacts

The Pavements Task Force is part of the Austroads Assets Program.

Assets Program Manager: Richard Yeo
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Assets Program Coordinator: Jo Hill
Phone: +61 3 9093 1460
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Phone: +61 2 8265 3300

Level 9, 287 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

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