Construction & Maintenance of Unsealed and Forestry Roads


The performance of unsealed roads is largely dependent on the quality of available road making materials, local environmental conditions, maintenance policies and available resources. 

Recent research indicates that improvements to unsealed roads can be made through the adoption of good practices and alterations to some traditional management techniques. 

This course is based around principles contained in the Australian Road Research Board's Manual of Unsealed Roads - Guidelines to Good Practice modified to suit New Zealand conditions and includes coverage of forestry roading.

An optional feature of this workshop is a field inspection / analysis of where practical advice on real problems and areas of concern can be offered. This feature is only available for in-house courses.

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1 day course.

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$450 per person + GST

(Minimum numbers apply before a course is confirmed)

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Topics include

  • Geometric design
  • Road safety
  • Pavement materials
  • Unsealed shoulders
  • Road construction and earthworks
  • Drainage
  • Forestry traffic and pavement life considerations
  • Maintenance practices
  • Levels of service
  • Practical workshop in the field (available for in-house courses only)
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On completion of this course participants will

Apply good practices in design procedures, materials and surfacing, to achieve value for money in the construction and maintenance of low volkume unsealed and forestry roads.

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Who should attend

Local Authority, Transit NZ, forestry company engineers, senior field staff, consultants, contractors and other parties having unsealed road maintenance and construction responsibilities.

Attendance at these workshops will be invaluable with participants having the opportunity to learn more about the better management of unsealed roads and share the experiences of other practitioners.

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