Performance assessment of paving fabric applications on Australian roads

Australian road authorities began trials incorporating paving fabrics placed in a variety of applications in road construction in the 1980’s, continuing through to the late 1990s and have since become a standard selection of treatment. The focus of this paper is the documentation of paving fabric surfacing applications with assessment of performance based on design considerations, selection criteria, installation history and overall performance. Criteria for assessment took into account treatment selection considered in terms of the performance, pavement structural condition and existing surfacing condition and use in situations where the pavements have serious functional damage. Recent performance assessment comprised visual inspection and interviews with paving fabric treatment selectors from various road authorities to confirm or otherwise, situations where paving fabrics has been of benefit. The assessment involved reviewing existing trials and specified installations for design concepts, selection criteria, the asset owner’s view of the expected performance and historical records of road authorities sealing. Over twenty sites in Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, New South Wales and Queensland are included in the project. (a) For the covering record of the conference, please refer to ITRD no. E218387.

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  • Authors:
    • FYFE, R
  • Publication Date: 2009-10


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 26P (DAY 2, SESSION 4)
  • Monograph Title: Australian Asphalt Paving Association thirteenth international flexible pavements conference, Sunday 11th - Wednesday 14th October, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01153059
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 23 2010 9:14AM