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The Transport Services Technical advice note (TAN) is a formal memo which keeps all relevant people up to date and aware of any new releases, interim acceptances, changes and updates to technical information, specifications, legislation, etc in relation to highway projects.

This is being used in place of the email memos you may have been receiving from the technical teams across the Transport Services group.

The Technical advice note series should be seen as the one source of truth associated with changes to our technical requirements.

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#21-05 State Highway Professional Services Contract Proforma Manual (SM030) Issue 9.1 and State Highway Construction Contract Proforma Manual (SM031) Issue 14.1

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors | Author: Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

This note is to advise of updates to the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (Waka Kotahi) State Highway Professional Services Contract Proforma Manual (SM030) and State Highway Construction Contract Proforma Manual (SM031).  

#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 | Author: Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

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.

#21-03 Minimum standard Z17: Branding and communications

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors | Author: Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

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 | Author: Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

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.

#21-02 NZTA Z08:2020 Minimum standard for inspection, sampling and testing

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors | Author: Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

This note is to communicate the need for all contractors and consultants working on Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency infrastructure projects to implement the new minimum standard for inspection, sampling and testing. This new revision of Z08 is not to be retrospectively implemented but must be implemented for all new projects going forward.

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

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors | Author: Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

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.

#20-21 Update of Protective coatings for steel bridges and release of new specifications for coating steel structures and anti-graffiti coatings

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors | Author: Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

This note is to advise suppliers, specifiers and applicators for structural steelwork and protective coatings that the following are now available for commonly used coatings systems.

#20-18 Sustainability Rating Scheme Policy – update 2020

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors | Author: Sustainability and Resource Efficiency team, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

This note is to advise that the Sustainability Rating Scheme Policy for Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has been updated to be used on all future projects meeting the Rating Scheme Policy requirements.

#20-19 Contract procedures manual (SM021)

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors | Author: Procurement team, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

This note is to advise that the third edition, amendment 2 of the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency (Waka Kotahi) Contract procedures manual (SM021), has been released to be used for all procurement and is available for download from the Waka Kotahi website.

#20-20 Tactile indicator installation note

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors | Author: Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

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.