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National Prequalification System for Civil (Road and Bridge) Construction (2019 Edition)
The National Prequalification System (NPS) delivers a harmonised framework for roadworks and bridgeworks construction contracts. Companies wishing to submit tenders to Australian road agencies for these contracts must be prequalified under the NPS.
Webinar: Geopolymer Concrete and its Applications
This webinar, presented on 1 May 2018, outlines the findings of an Austroads geopolymer concrete project and a current update of the use, monitoring and specification of geopolymer concrete by VicRoads over the past nine years. The webinar was…
Guide to Pavement Technology Part 4C: Materials for Concrete Road Pavements
Guide to Pavement Technology Part 4C: Materials for Concrete Road Pavements summarises aspects of Australian and New Zealand practice in materials for use in concrete road pavements including: base concrete and lean-mix concrete subbase concrete…
Guidelines: National Prequalification System for Precast Concrete Products
This new National Prequalification System (NPS) documentation is made available to road agencies and industry to enable the new specialist category for precast concrete to be formally introduced into the NPS.
National Prequalification System: Inclusion of Specialist Precast Concrete Categories
This report presents the outcomes of the harmonisation work undertaken by Austroads to develop new specialist precast concrete categories for inclusion in the Austroads National Prequalification System for Civil (Road and Bridge) Construction…
Specification and Use of Geopolymer Concrete in the Manufacture of Structural and Non-Structural Components: Experimental Work

This report details the experimental phase of an Austroads project to review the specifications and use of geopolymer concrete. The findings indicate that acceptable grades of structural geopolymer concrete can be made for field applications.

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The Challenges Faced in Assessing the Durability Risks of Reinforced Concrete Bridges in Aggressive Environments
Durability assessment is increasingly becoming an integral part of infrastructure design projects in Australia. One of the key drivers for this is the requirement by asset owners for optimum whole of life cost, minimum construction period and…
The Torsional Strengthening of Concrete Girders Using the NSM FRP Technique with Different Configurations
The near-surface mounted (NSM) FRP technique has received attention worldwide over the externally bonded FRP strengthening technique. Strengthening of a concrete girders using fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites to flexural and shear…
Bridge Design Challenges on the Waikato Expressway Huntly Section, New Zealand
The Huntly Section is a new NZ$415M section of the Waikato Expressway running between Hamilton and Auckland. It will connect the recently completed Ngaruawahia and Ohinewai sections on a route that traverses the Taupiri Ranges within a deep cutting…
Strength Enhancement of Fire-damaged RC Circular Bridge Columns using CFRP Fabrics
In recent years the circumferential wrapping with externally-bonded carbon fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites has proven to be a promising method for strengthening concrete structures. This is particularly valuable when repairing concrete…