Pavement engineering provides protection to passionate public works engineers (analysis of road profile measurement): risk and liability issues

The NSW Roads and Traffic Authority’s Performance Specified Maintenance Contract (PSMC) covers around 37 per cent of the Sydney Urban Network. Transfield Services Ltd are the stewards for this network, which is now in its ninth year of a ten-year term. One of the performance measure is that of transverse profile (rutting) requiring the maintenance contractor to minimise the risk of aqua (hydro) planing accidents as a function of excessive rut depth. In this paper the writers: 1.Investigate the nature of aquaplaning; 2. Demonstrate the procedure for identification of potential risk sites; 3.Investigate candidate sites, and prepare both a priority list, and proposed works programme. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E211724.

  • Authors:
    • LEADER, B
    • Yeaman, John
  • Publication Date: 2004


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01011339
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 19 2005 3:03PM