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Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
Location: Online, 1:00pm AEDT
Organiser: Austroads
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This webinar will give you an overview of the life cycle management of local sealed and unsealed  roads. It will highlight the Austroads Guides and the AUS-SPEC national local government specification system  which assist local government practitioners to design, construct and maintain  sealed and unsealed roads.

The session will explore how new reference documents, such as  the design reference and checklists, construction reference and schedules, TECHguides, TECHreports and TECHnotes, can help  local councils effectively manage their road assets at a network and project level.

Using the appropriate information from the local government specification system and implementing the recommended techniques, will significantly improve the structural integrity, safety and performance of sealed and unsealed roads and help councils better serve their communities.

You will learn about:

  • the Austroads Guides, the national local government specification system and new reference documents
  • managing specifications using a specification compiler
  • better techniques to effectively design, construct and maintain council road assets
  • how to make informed decisions whether to seal an unsealed road
  • how to implement practices across the asset life cycle to improve the structural integrity, safety and performance of sealed and unsealed roads.

Join a live Q&A with our presenters to have your questions answered.

Presented by Mick Savage and Nandini Mehta

Mick Savage has been IPWEA’s Manager, Roads and Transport Directorate, since October 2004. He graduated as a Civil Engineer from UNSW in 1975 and commenced his professional career at Griffith City Council. Mick has worked in Local Government for more than 40 years, including 27 years with Randwick City Council. His local government career has included chapters with responsibilities in road and pavement design, contract and specification preparation, traffic engineering, road construction and maintenance (including maintenance of recreation facilities), street and sports field lighting and project management.

Nandini Mehta is AUS-SPEC Manager at NATSPEC, managing the national local government specifications for life cycle management of assets. A civil/structural engineer with over 20 years of experience in the construction industry in Australia and overseas. She has developed various new Technical documentation for roads, including the new AUS-SPEC Rural Roads Package, buildings, parks and public utilities and has expertise in the construction and maintenance of built environment. She ardently participates in the IPWEA NAMS Consultant Supporters Group, RMS Digital Engineering Forum, SBEnrc Projects and in the development and review of various IPWEA Practice Notes, IIMM, Australian Standards and Austroads Guides.

No charge but registration is essential.

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