1.2.6 Uniformity of Practice in Specification
One of the strategic goals of Austroads is to work toward national uniformity of practice with respect to the specification of road construction materials and to encourage the use of appropriate National Standards. A number of Australian Standards have recently been published which provide a basis for the preparation of a works specification for aggregates and rock for engineering purposes (Australian Standard AS 2758 series). Test Methods for the sampling and testing of aggregates have also been developed (Australian Standard AS 1141 series) which are referenced in AS2758. These Standards are being progressively adopted by road agencies and industry, supplemented, where appropriate, by modification or by methods developed to address specific local requirements. The test methods are discussed in more detail in Section 7.