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Chipsealing in New Zealand

Chipsealing in New Zealand is a distillation of information from at least 80 years experience in New Zealand, compiled by chipsealing experts from throughout New Zealand. Many years of experience based on research and backed up by references have contributed to this book.

In New Zealand extremes of climate and landscape impose many constraints on road surface performance and present challenges to be overcome. Chipsealing techniques differ from the north to the south of New Zealand and there is therefore no 'correct' or only way for a chipsealing operation to be carried out. Experience and research are presented in this book so the reader can make their own informed decisions when using chipsealing technology.

This book is intended for those studying road engineering at polytechnic or university level and for those already in the chipsealing industry who want to broaden their knowledge, or those from another line of engineering to understand chipsealing in more detail.

Chipsealing in New Zealand

The PDFs for Chipsealing in New Zealand (2005) have been released and are now available along with the Chipsealing in New Zealand practice notes (April 2011).

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Title page, foreword and table of contents 2005 PDF [PDF, 3.1 MB] 
01: History of chipsealing in New Zealand 2005 PDF [PDF, 2 MB] 
02: Safety in the chipsealing industry 2005 PDF [PDF, 2.6 MB] 
03: Introduction to chipsealing technology 2005 PDF [PDF, 4.8 MB] 
04: Typical chipsealing performance 2005 PDF [PDF, 2.6 MB] 
05: Road asset management 2005 PDF [PDF, 648 KB] 
06: Chipseal selection 2005 PDF [PDF, 4.2 MB] 
07: Preseal preparation 2005 PDF [PDF, 3.8 MB] 
08: Chipsealing materials 2005 PDF [PDF, 3.2 MB]
09: Chipseal design 2005 PDF [PDF, 1.4 MB] 
10: Chipsealing plant 2005 PDF [PDF, 5.2 MB]
11: Chipseal construction practices 2005 PDF [PDF, 3.7 MB] 
12: Chipseal failure and repairs 2005 PDF [PDF, 3.7 MB] 
13: Epilogue 2005 PDF [PDF, 334 KB] 
14: Glossary 2005 PDF [PDF, 142 KB] 
15: Index 2005 PDF [PDF, 94 KB]