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#22-04 Release of Bridge manual 3rd edition amendment 4

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

This technical advice note is to advise that amendment 4 to the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Bridge manual 3rd edition and amendment 1 to the Bridge manual commentary, both published in May 2022, are available on the Waka Kotahi website for download.

#18-05 Revision of the New Zealand Transport Agency Standard P45:2019 accidental archaeological discovery protocol (ADP)

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audience: Roading contractors

The previous archaeological discovery procedure (Z/22) was out of date in terms of statutory and organisational references and in regard to best practice.

#22-01 New asphaltic surfacing material and density testing specifications

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

This note is to advise that there are two new specifications added to the roading toolbox.   The M32 asphalt specification sets out requirements for EME 2 High Modulus Asphalt, and the T23 density test method specification sets out a methodology for determining the density of pavement layers that can be used alongside existing methods.  

#22-02 Interim technical standards for the design of timber bridges

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

This note provides guidance on the technical standards that can be used for the design of a broad spectrum of timber bridges, including glue-laminated bridges. These technical standards are interim until Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency standards and guidance are updated. The interim standards apply from the date of this notice.

#20-22 NZTA Z1:2020, Minimum standard for quality management plans

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

This note is to communicate the need for all contractors and consultants working on Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency infrastructure projects to use the new minimum standard for quality management plans. The new minimum standard has been socialised since it was approved but will apply formally from the date of this notice.

#22-03 Update to State Highway Construction Contract Proforma Manual (SM031) for COVID-19

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

This note is to advise of interim updates to the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency State Highway Construction Contract Proforma Manual (SM031). Updated documents have been released to be used for all future procurement and are available for download from the Waka Kotahi website.

#22-05 Update to M23 Specification & Guidelines for Road Safety Hardware

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

This note is to advise that M23 Specification & Guidelines for Road Safety Hardware has been updated. The new document M23:2022 applies from the date of this notice.

#22-07 Update to technical appendices for the State Highway Database Operations Manual (SM050)

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

This note is to advise that technical appendices three and four of the State Highway Database Operations Manual (SM050) have been updated and will need to be included in all maintenance contracts. The new requirements apply to our Network Outcomes Contracts (NOC) from 1 July 2022.

#22-06 Update to Z19 Taumata Taiao Environmental and Sustainability Standards – June 2022

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

This note is to advise that the Z19 Environmental and Social Responsibility Standard has been updated. The standard has been renamed to Z19 Taumata Taiao Environmental and Sustainability Standard (Taumata Taiao). The updated standard is available on the Waka Kotahi website and shall be used for all new works from now on.

#16-09 Bridge manual 3rd edition amendment 2

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

Amendment 2 to the NZ Transport Agency Bridge manual (3rd edition) is available on the Transport Agency’s website for download.