Performance specified maintenance painting on the Auckland Harbour Bridge: a review

The New Zealand roading authority, Transit New Zealand, has introduced Performance specified maintenance contracts (PSMC) for sections of their State Highways. The first of these to be awarded in late 1998 was a ten-year contract for the maintenance of the Auckland Harbour Bridge. This paper discusses the philosophy behind the introduction of PSMC, the performance criteria adopted for corrosion prevention of the steelwork, and reviews the operation of this and of the moisture cure urethane (MCU) system being used for maintenance. It concludes by presenting recent results of laboratory testing of alternative MCU systems and notes variability in their performance. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E214936.


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  • Accession Number: 01051079
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 11 2007 1:18PM