The NZ Transport Agency will be formally integrating the new guides into their business from the 1st August 2010.
Austroads (external link) launched a new series of road engineering guides on 1 July 2009. They replace the now withdrawn Austroads guide to engineering practice series.
The 10 guides - comprising 96 parts - relate to almost every aspect of a road project life cycle, including:
bridge and pavement technology
project delivery and evaluation
road design, safety and transport planning
traffic management and tunnels.
A list (external link) showing which parts/guides replace the previous guides can be found on the Austroads website.
The NZ Transport Agency was instrumental in developing the guides and has responsibility for their use and ongoing development in this country. During 2010, industry practitioners will assist in validating the guides against current best practice in New Zealand. Any identified issues will be captured in either an amendment to the published guide or a specific New Zealand supplement.
Purchase guides from the Austroads website