Unit Code: 616

Pavement Preservation and Rehabilitation

Pavement Preservation and Rehabilitation enables students to attain advanced professional knowledge for the evaluation and renewal of road pavements. It will impart cognitive skills to think critically about the methods used to assess the condition of road pavements, and about the materials employed to implement necessary rehabilitation treatments. The Unit examines the different ways in which pavements and wearing surfaces show distress, both structural and non-structural. Defects such as deformation, cracking and many others are described together with problems relating to safety and damage caused by external factors. Evaluation techniques are presented, which can be used to assess the condition of a pavement with respect to rideability and/or road user comfort, structural capacity and safety. The Unit then considers pavement rehabilitation options with details of restoration using a variety of materials and techniques by application of Whole of Life Costing.

Unit Specifications
Programs Master of Pavement Technology (MPT) (AQF Level 9), Graduate Certificate in Pavement Technology (GCPT) 
Unit Name Pavement Preservation and Rehabilitation
Unit Code 616
Duration One semester
Credit Points 1
Delivery Mode Online
  • 600: Fundamentals of Roads and Pavements,
  • 613: Road Construction & Drainage Principles
  • 601: Road Pavement Design
Co requisites


Unit Chair Andrew Howard
Unit Topics

Topic 1:  Maintaining an Essential Road Infrastructure
Topic 2:  Serviceability Evaluation
Topic 3:  Structural Evaluation
Topic 4:  Surfacing Renewal
Topic 5:  Structural Renewal – Part 1
Topic 6:  Structural Renewal – Part 2
Topic 7:  Applications of Geosynthetics in Pavement Preservation and Rehabilitation
Topic 8:  Construction and Risk Control
Topic 9:  Economic Evaluation
Topic 10:  Future Trends

Unit History

This unit has been formerly titled:

  • Pavement Renewal - Rehabilitation and Reconstruction
  • Pavement Evaluation & Rehabilitation

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