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#21-06 Horizontal geometric design for mobility scooters

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

This note is intended to provide effective guidance on the layout of pedestrian infrastructure designed to provide access for mobility scooters. Infrastructure designed in accordance with this guidance will be considered acceptable when being considered for funding. The guidance may be applied from the date of publication.

#21-15 Withdrawal of P23 performance-based specification for hotmix asphalt wearing course surfacing

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

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency wishes to advise that Specification P23: 2005 performance-based specification for hotmix asphalt wearing course surfacing, and its accompanying Notes, have been withdrawn and must no longer be used in new Waka Kotahi contracts.   This change will be active from the date of publication of this notice.

#17-21 ConstructSafe Tier 1 accreditation

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

This technical advice note is to advise of updates to NZ Transport Agency ConstructSafe Tier 1 accreditation requirements.

#21-03 Minimum standard Z17: Branding and communications

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

This note is to advise everyone involved in Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency works that the new minimum standard for branding and communications (Z17) is available to use. The new minimum standard should be used for any works undertaken after the date of this notice but will not be applied retrospectively to any works currently underway.

#21-01 Update to the M01 Specification and notes for bitumen

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

This note advises that Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency specification M01: 2020, Specification for bitumen, and its accompanying Notes, has been released and is available from the Highways Information Portal on the Waka Kotahi website.

#21-10 Amendment of SM021 Contract Procedures Manual

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

This note is to advise that an amendment has been made to the third edition of the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (Waka Kotahi) Manual SM021, Contract Procedures Manual. The third edition is to be used for all procurement of infrastructure and non-infrastructure goods/services/works and is available for download from the Waka Kotahi website. The change will not be applied retrospectively but will apply to all procurements that commence following the date of publication.

#21-14 Infrastructure Delivery Resource Efficiency Policy

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

This note is to advise that the Infrastructure Delivery Resource Efficiency Policy for Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has been introduced to be used on all of its future projects meeting the criteria set out in the policy.  

#21-12 Design and procurement of geosynthetics for soil reinforcement

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

This note confirms and refines the approval process and design requirements for geosynthetics used on Waka Kothi NZ Transport Agency (Waka Kotahi) projects.

#21-11 Amendment of SM014 Cost Estimation Manual

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

This note is to advise that an amendment has been made to the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (Waka Kotahi) Cost Estimation Manual SM014 (herein referred to as ‘SM014’).   This is a general update to align the manual with current business and cost estimation practice. The amended SM014 comes into effect from the date of publication of this note.

#21-04 Minimum standard Z19: Environmental and social responsibility – interim update 2021

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

This note is to advise that the Minimum standard Z19: Environmental and social responsibility standard (ESR standard) has been updated and is available for use on the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency website.   The new standard applies from the date of this notice but will not be applied retrospectively to any works currently underway.