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Research Report 638 Network and asset management: benefits of real-time data

Published: | Category: Activity management , Research programme , Research & reports

Data is essential for understanding the demands placed on road assets and transport networks. There is an opportunity through advances in real-time technologies to improve the delivery of network management and asset management activities. This requires an understanding of both the real-time technologies that are available, and the real-time information needs of network managers and asset managers. This research investigated the applications of real-time technologies and data in asset and network management. This included identifying a range of opportunities for expanding the use of real-time technology, for example by making better use of existing datasets and improving the detection of incidents and defects. A range of challenges were also identified, including the difficulties of working with ‘big’ real-time datasets, the risk of reliance on technology and the need for specialist expertise to develop real-time applications.

Review of Wellington City Council's Urban Cycleways Programme

Published: | Category: Research & reports , Review reports | Audiences: General, Walkers & cyclists

This review was commissioned by the NZ Transport Agency as part of its responsibility of managing and supporting the successful delivery of the Urban Cycleways Programme on behalf of the Government. The review was prompted following recent public reaction to some cycleway developments. Morrison Low Management Consultants undertook the review. The terms of reference for the review were to consider:

the risks of the Urban Cycleways Programme
the specific risks and opportunities in relation to individual projects within the programme
the governance arrangements for the programme
whether there is the appropriate capability and capacity to lead and deliver the programme
if there can be any modifications or different phasing of the programme
what options there are to reallocate funding in the event of non-delivery by 30 June 2018
any relevant matters that need to be addressed in order to support the successful delivery of the programme.

#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.

#20-08 Use of GAP65 as a drainage medium to retaining and geotechnical structures

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 GAP65 as a drainage material and, as a result, this material must not be used unless its suitability for the works as designed is demonstrated. The new requirement applies from the date of this notice.

#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.

#16-02 Transport Agency Greenroads implementation policy

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

The Transport Agency is using Greenroads® as a tool to assess the sustainability performance of high-value state highway improvement projects. Greenroads assessment and certification applies to the detailed design and construction stage of a project.