Protocol for the selection of unsealed road material for regional local government

A model has been developed to introduce a balance of science and practical approaches to allow Councils to experiment with methods to improve the performance properties of materials selected in resheeting unsealed roads. In order to control new innovative ideas in resheeting activities, a best practice approach to material selection involves: staff training; material testing and reporting; analysis of testing results; options for material improvement through blending of materials (e.g. clay); whole of life analysis of options to test the benefits of a solution based on expected performance; options for liquid/powder binder additives; site trials and monitoring. Subject to the right level of testing and analysis, options can be filtered out and others developed into trials to experiment on cost effective treatments. These trials can be setup in a controlled environment on sections of road and monitored to record key deterioration factors in order to compare performance. This report presents local government with a framework and tool set to trial different material selections in order to adopt best practice to ensure informed decision making


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 6p
  • Monograph Title: Public works: explore new territory: IPWEA International Public Works Conference, Darwin, NT, 11-15 August 2013

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01495595
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 17 2013 10:08AM