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When putting together your business case, there are technical requirements that may be relevant to your project that will need to be considered and included.

To ensure you are completing all steps correctly when you are building your business case, follow the table below.

You will notice that more is required as you get deeper into the business case process. Not all of these steps are relevant for all business cases but it will give you a good overview of what you may need to consider.

This table outlines what these requirements are and where you can go to find the relevant information.

Business case phase Technical requirements Information
Programme business case Consider an approximate pavement type based on approximate traffic loading, environment and future maintenance requirements  
Indicative business case High level pavement analysis required, factors to consider

NZ supplement to the 2004 Austroads pavement design guide

Sections to consider: 4, 5, 7, 8

Austroads Guide to Pavement technology: Part 2, Pavement Structural Design(external link)

Sections to consider: 2, 5, 7

Detailed business case Pavement design required - not at detailed design level

NZ supplement to the 2004 Austroads pavement design guide

Austroads Guide to Pavement technology: Part 2, Pavement Structural Design(external link)

Sections to consider: 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

For further information contact pavements@nzta.govt.nz.