Changes and New Elements of the Guide to Road Design Part 6
Austroads | Transport Research and Trends
by Austroads
1y ago
Austroads has updated the Guide to Road Design Part 6: Roadside Design, Safety and Barriers (AGRD Part 6) introducing new sections on the fundamentals of safety barrier systems and design advice for other road safety devices. This webinar, presented by Dr Rod Troutbeck and Richard Fanning, covers the new structure of AGRD Part 6 and new information included as part of the current guide update focusing on the following sections: Section 4: Treatment Options, including options for consideration for a number of relatively common hazards Section 5: Fundamentals of Safety Barrier Systems, includin ..read more
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Guidance to Support Cloud Connected Road Users
Austroads | Transport Research and Trends
by Austroads
2y ago
Road users are increasingly recognising the value of data for improved mobility and safety. Austroads Cloud Connected Road User (CCRU) project studied how agencies can support cloud-connected road users through data from portable and fixed in-vehicle devices to assist with trip planning, and warning and advice when travelling. The project examined various CCRU data provision methods and practices in the EU, USA, Australia, and New Zealand to provide agencies with guidance on how to manage, enhance, and deliver data to CCRUs. This webinar, presented by Vibeke Matthews and David Yee, provides an ..read more
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Austroads Innovative Temporary Traffic Management Device and Solution Assessment (AITDSA) Scheme
Austroads | Transport Research and Trends
by Austroads
2y ago
This webinar, presented by Austroads Temporary Traffic Management Project Manager Chris Koniditsiotis and AITDSA Workstream Manager Gavin Hill, is an overview of the Austroads Innovative Temporary Traffic Management Device and Solution Assessment (AITDSA) scheme (commencing 1 July 2022). AITDSA provides a way for innovative devices and solutions used for temporary traffic management to be assessed and recognised by Austroads members throughout Australia and New Zealand. AITDSA responds to the emergence of new technologies, innovative solutions, and devices that can be used to improve safety at ..read more
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Austroads Project Pipeline 2022-23
Austroads | Transport Research and Trends
by Austroads
2y ago
This webinar introduces Austroads new projects lined up for the 2022-23 financial year. The session is most beneficial to consultants who may be interested in tendering for Austroads projects. Upcoming projects focus on road network resilience, pavement design, movement and place, cycling and micromobility, future freight vehicles, road design, driver licensing, climate change risk assessment, automated and electric vehicle data exchange and provision ..read more
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Use of Road-grade Recycled Plastics for Sustainable Asphalt Pavements Part 3: Performance Outcomes
Austroads | Transport Research and Trends
by Austroads
2y ago
Austroads Project APT6305 Use of Road-grade Recycled Plastics for Sustainable Asphalt Pavements is investigating the use of recycled plastics in asphalt. The project is almost completed with results to date provided in three published reports. The first report examined the use of road-grade recycled plastics in asphalt pavements and investigated the most suitable types of recycled plastics for incorporation into asphalt. The second report provided a comprehensive overview of the development of various testing frameworks for the characterisation of road-grade recycled plastic, the incorporation ..read more
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Guide to Project Delivery Parts 2 and 3 Update
Austroads | Transport Research and Trends
by Austroads
2y ago
Two parts of the Austroads Guide to Project Delivery – Part 2: Planning and Control and Part 3: Contract Management – have been reviewed and updated to assist road-based infrastructure delivery units of transport agencies to improve efficiencies and reduce costs in the project delivery stage. In this webinar Colin MacKay, Nigel Powers and Karen Cogo present the updated guides which focus on new industry best practice and techniques that have become available since the Guide to Project Delivery was published in 2014, including lean construction and digital engineering ..read more
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Perceptual Countermeasure Treatments to Reduce Crash Risks in Tunnels
Austroads | Transport Research and Trends
by Austroads
2y ago
Road tunnels are major pieces of infrastructure across the road network, and the number of tunnels is expected to increase in the coming years. Although they are relatively safe, a significant number of crashes occur on the approaches to and within tunnels. Austroads commissioned the University of New South Wales, Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI) to investigate and evaluate the application of low-cost perceptual countermeasure (PCM) treatments in road tunnel environments as a means of improving driver speed behaviour, alertness and lane discipline, thereby reducing c ..read more
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Proposed Signage for Low and Zero Emission Vehicles and Associated Infrastructure
Austroads | Transport Research and Trends
by Austroads
2y ago
Austroads has published a report proposing a set of symbols for low and zero emission vehicles (LZEVs) and associated charging or refuelling infrastructure to be used on road signs and for road marking in Australia and New Zealand. The proposal forms a basis for testing and standardisation of the symbols (according to the Australian Standards) and their adoption in the Australian Road Rules and signage manuals. The background of this work is that with the uptake of low and zero emission vehicles, consistent signage for electric-powered vehicle parking and charging is required. New Zealand has ..read more
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Benefits and Costs of Providing a Minimum Physical Infrastructure Standard for the Operation of Automated Driving
Austroads | Transport Research and Trends
by Austroads
2y ago
Physical road infrastructure such as pavement markings and signals may have an important role to play to support the uptake of automated vehicles (AVs). Austroads has recently completed a project to provide road agencies with clear advice on investing in physical infrastructure to support the operation of AVs. This webinar, presented by Andrew Somers, Simon Xue and Elnaz Irannezhad, provides a detailed overview of the advice that addresses which infrastructure types should be prioritised for investment, as well as the timing and scale for that investment. The advice has been developed against ..read more
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Maximising the Use of Sustainable Rehabilitation Treatments
Austroads | Transport Research and Trends
by Austroads
2y ago
This webinar, presented by Dr Negin Zhalehjoo, Andrew Papacostas and Dr Didier Bodin, focuses on the outcomes of an Austroads research project “Laboratory Fatigue Characterisation of Foamed Bitumen Stabilised (FBS) Materials”. The objective of this project was to develop a laboratory fatigue relationship to predict the performance of FBS materials to be used for future pavement design of FBS materials. Extensive laboratory experiments were undertaken during the project, including indirect tensile testing and flexural testing on laboratory prepared and cured FBS specimens. The webinar covers th ..read more
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