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#20-20 Tactile indicator installation note

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

The purpose of this technical note is to provide some high-level recommended practice to contractors carrying out the installation of tactile pavers as requested in an industry survey in 2018.  This is a supplementary publication aimed at roading and utility contractors to provide a simple guide for reinstating tactile pavers affected by their works.

#20-07 State Highway Maintenance Contract Proforma Manual (SM032) Issue 11

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

This note is to advise that issue 11 of the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency State Highway Maintenance Contract Proforma Manual (SM032) has been released to be used for all future procurement of infrastructure projects and is available for download from the Waka Kotahi website.  

#20-12 Removal of references to 'Engineer to the Contract'

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

This note outlines a minor change to the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency manual SM030 Professional Services Contract Proforma Manual, amendment 9 October 2019.   The change involves removal of references that are no longer relevant.   The change outlined in this note shall be implemented from the date of publication.

#20-10 Use of hollow bar ground anchors and soil nails

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audience: Road traffic engineers & consultants

This note is to advise that there is an issue with the use of hollow bar anchors and soil nails as an anchorage method and, as a result, this methodology must not be used unless its suitability for anchoring structural works as designed is demonstrable. The new requirement for hollow bar anchors and soil nails applies from the date of this notice for Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, and may be used by any other road controlling authority.

#20-05 Contract Procedures Manual (SM021)

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

This note is to advise that the third edition of the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Contract Procedures Manual (SM021) has been released to be used for all future procurement of infrastructure projects and is available for download from the Waka Kotahi website.  

#20-09 Use of sonic drilling in ground investigations

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

This note is to advise that there is an issue with the use of sonic drilling as an investigation technique in the North Island and, as a result, this methodology must not be used unless its suitability for the works as designed is agreed with the road controlling authority. The new requirement applies from the date of this notice.

#20-04 Update to State Highway Control Manual (SM012)

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

A new version of the SM012 manual is now available to assist practitioners involved in state highway corridor management to carry out their day to day tasks. The content of the new version can be used as guidance with immediate effect.

#20-14 Contract Procedures Manual (SM021)

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

This note is to advise that the third edition, amendment 1 of the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency manual SM021, Contract Procedures Manual, has been released.  The third edition is to be used for all future procurement of infrastructure and non-infrastructure goods/services/works and is available for download from the Waka Kotahi website.  The changes are mainly internal process changes, all-of-Government and sector requirements and editorial changes. This new version of the Manual applies from the date of this notice.

#20-15 Use of timber poles for ground improvement

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

This note is to advise that there is an issue with the use of timber poles for ground improvement where used in conjunction with a structure and outlines interim requirements pending the next Bridge manual update.  This note shall apply from the date of publication.

#20-03 Changes to the physical works prequalification pack

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

This notice advises that the latest changes to the Prequalification for physical works information pack are available to assist suppliers and project managers to more easily apply the prequalification protocols. This will enable a more consistent and expedited procurement process.