Pavements Task Force
The Austroads Pavements Task Force is the lead forum in Australia and New Zealand on road pavement technology. The Task Force is comprised of senior representatives from Austroads jurisdictions, the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), and key industry stakeholders including AAPA, AustStab, CCAA and Roading NZ.
The Task Force manages pavement technology education, monitors international innovations, harmonises standards and codes of practice, and facilitates information exchange and technology transfer among road organisations in the public and private sectors. Members also advise on the scope, structure and broad content of the Guide to Pavement Technology and facilitate its development and ongoing maintenance.
The Task Force coordinates research that is working towards:
- providing guidance on improved design and materials management for enhanced pavement structural performance
- improving our understanding of material characteristics and vehicle interactions for improved quality and life of road surfacings including enhanced test methods and delivery techniques
- providing guidance on the management of scarce and quality resources (particularly in rural locations)
- ensuring the Austroads Guides are updated and improved with integration of jurisdictional supplements.
Pavements Task Force Projects
|Project Number||Project Name||Program||Sub-program||Status|
|TT2046||Improving the cost effectiveness of foamed bitumen-stabilised pavements||Assets||Pavement Task Force||Active|
|TT2044||Encouraging pavement design innovations||Assets||Pavement Task Force||Active|
|TT2037||Development of a sprayed seal binder cracking test||Assets||Pavement Task Force||Active|
|TT1897||Increasing the use of low-cost modified granular materials in new and rehabilitated pavements||Assets||Pavement Task Force||Active|
|TP1969||Implementation of new pavement design system through publication of an updated Guide to Pavement Technology Part 2||Assets||Pavement Task Force||Active|
|APT6158||Improving the cost effectiveness of asphalt surfaced gravel roads||Assets||Pavement Task Force||Active|
|APT6157||Maximising the use of sustainable rehabilitation treatments||Assets||Pavement Task Force||Active|
|APT6150||Standards Australia – bitumen and related materials for roads||Assets||Pavement Task Force||Active|
|APT6101||Revision of Guide to Pavement Technology Part 5: Pavement Evaluation and Treatment Design||Assets||Pavement Task Force||Active|
|APT2063||Key properties of cutters for optimal sprayed seal performance||Assets||Pavement Task Force||Active|
|APT2039||Monitoring of Austroads sprayed seal trial sites||Assets||Pavement Task Force||Active|