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APT6173 National Specification for Crumb Rubber Binders in Asphalt and Seals
Purpose

Recent research conducted by some jurisdictions into the use of crumb rubber binders in asphalt has led to the adoption of US technology which specifies binders in terms of different tests/test protocols to those included in the national PMB specification.

The purpose of this project is to:

(a) determine whether the specified properties of crumb rubber binders which have been used/trialled by some Australian jurisdictions in asphalt can be made to be consistent with the current specified properties of crumb rubber binders that are used in sprayed seals; and
(b) investigate whether other types of crumb rubber/bitumen blends can be specified in terms of the test properties currently published in the national specification for polymer modified binders (PMBs) (Austroads AGPT/T190).

  • Create a national crumb rubber binder specification to standardise its use and make it more readily available to road authorities nationally
  • Engage with jurisdictions on the national binder specification to promote the work and support uptake

The performance of asphalt with crumb rubber binders which contain different levels of rubber will also be compared to determine how the amount of rubber in the binder affects mix performance. This will provide background information which will assist jurisdictions in the selection of appropriate crumb rubber binders to be used in asphalt in the future.

This project is timely because Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) and the Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA) have recently published specifications which stipulate the properties of crumb rubber binders to be used in asphalt in terms of the US-specified tests/testing protocols, rather than the tests specified in AGPT/T190.

Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) is co-funding the Project. TSA is a not for profit environment-oriented industry organisation set up to implement the National Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme (the Scheme) to enhance outcomes associated with the management of end of life tyres (ELT) in Australia.

TSA is co-funding this work in order to support the roads industry utilise ELTs for productive outcomes in Australia.

Deliverables

This project is expected to produce the following deliverables:

  • Austroads technical report
  • Plain language executive summary document for promotion of research beyond the road sector
  • Proposed updates to AGPT/T190 for endorsement by BSWG Binders Group
  • Project Webinar
  • Conference Paper

Please note:

  • Also included as part of this tender are the following documents:
    • Instructions for Authors of Austroads Publications which sets out the writing and formatting standards for research, technical and internal reports.
    • Master Services Agreement outlining our Terms and Conditions. Please note that our Terms and Conditions are not negotiable.
  • All submissions are to be submitted as a PDF at a maximum size of 10MB.
  • The naming convention for submissions is: [your Company name] – APT6173 – [any internal reference numbers].
Contact Details

Keri Balding
Manager, Contracts & Compliance
Austroads
E: kbalding@austroads.com.au
T: (02) 8265 3337

Note: Please use the Tender Forum for all enquiries regarding this project rather than contacting the Tender Contact directly. For any enquiry regarding technical issues with the tenders portal, please contact the Tender Contact.

Closing Date: Tuesday 29 October 2019, 5:00PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time

NTM6242 - Gap analysis and Technical Coordination for Austroads Guide to Traffic Management (AGTM)
Purpose


The 13-part Austroads Guide to Traffic Management is maintained by Austroads under the Network Program in collaboration with the Austroads member agencies gathered in the Traffic Management Working Group (TMWG).
The on-going review and update of the AGTM is paramount to ensuring latest best practice is assessed and captured as appropriate for the harmonisation of traffic management practice across Australia and New Zealand.
For this purpose, Austroads is looking to engage an ‘AGTM Technical Coordinator’ for an initial period spanning from 15 November 2019 to 30 June 2020 to facilitate the on-going review of the Guide in collaboration with the Austroads Traffic Management Working Group (TMWG).

Deliverables
  • Internal report as a result of gap analysis exercise
  • Updated AGTM review
  • Minor edits to AGTM
  • Project proposals for major AGTM updates
  • Minutes of all meetings / teleconferences for meeting attendees and NPM
  • Monthly status report to NPM capturing all tasks undertaken to date and all tasks planned for foreseeable period.

Also included as part of this tender are the following documents:

  • Instructions for Authors of Austroads Publications which sets out the writing and formatting standards for research, technical and internal reports.
  • Master Services Agreement outlining our Terms and Conditions. Please note that our Terms and Conditions are not negotiable.
Contact Details

Keri Balding
Manager, Contracts & Compliance
Austroads
E: kbalding@austroads.com.au
T: (02) 8265 3337

Note: Please use the Tender Forum for all enquiries regarding this project rather than contacting the Tender Contact directly. For any enquiry regarding technical issues with the tenders portal, please contact the Tender Contact.

Closing Date: Wednesday 23 October 2019, 5:00PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time

BN2019 - Safety at Road Worksites - Technical Coordinator for Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management
Purpose

Austroads is about to release the first edition of the Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management (AGTTM), developed over the last 3 years as part of project BN2019 Safety at Road worksites.

The Guide will be maintained by Austroads in collaboration with the Austroads member agencies to ensure latest best practice is assessed and captured going forward.

For this purpose, Austroads is looking to engage an ‘AGTTM Technical Coordinator’ for an initial period spanning from 15 November 2019 to 30 June 2020 to facilitate the on-going review of the Guide in collaboration with the Austroads Temporary Traffic Management Working Group (TTMWG).

Deliverables
  • Develop and maintain the TTMWG Terms of Reference (in line with other Austroads ToRs)
  • Develop and maintain the AGTTM review plan, in consultation with the TTMWG and NPM
  • Produce minutes of all meetings / teleconferences for meeting attendees and NPM
  • Provide monthly status report to NPM capturing all tasks undertaken to date and all tasks plan for foreseeable period.

Also included as part of this tender is the following documents:

  • Master Services Agreement outlining our Terms and Conditions. Please note that our Terms and Conditions are not negotiable.
Contact Details

Keri Balding
Manager, Contracts & Compliance
Austroads
E: kbalding@austroads.com.au
T: (02) 8265 3337

Note: Please use the Tender Forum for all enquiries regarding this project rather than contacting the Tender Contact directly. For any enquiry regarding technical issues with the tenders portal, please contact the Tender Contact.

Closing Date: Monday 14 October 2019, 5:00PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time

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