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Unit Code: 603

Road and Pavement Surfacings

This Unit explores the broad range of road and pavement surfacings employed to provide both functional characteristics and preserve structural capacity for a national road network. Students are able to develop their skills and knowledge in the investigation, treatment selection, design and performance of road and pavement surfacings across the spectrum of asphalts, spray seals, specialist propriety products and gravel. Students will be provided with the opportunity to hone their critical analysis abilities by undertaken whole of life analysis of alternate surfacing techniques, to provide best value to stakeholders. Communication skills will be enhanced through the preparation of professional level design reports.

Unit Specifications
Programs Master of Pavement Technology (MPT) (AQF Level 9), Graduate Certificate in Pavement Technology (GCPT) 
Unit Name Road and Pavement Surfacings
Unit Code 603
Duration One semester
Credit Points 1
Delivery Mode Online
  • 600: Fundamentals of Roads and Pavements,
  • 613: Fundamentals of Road Construction
Co requisites Nil
Unit Chair Dr Kym Neaylon
Unit Topics

Topic 1: The Role of Surfacings
Topic 2: Surface texture
Topic 3: Unsealed Roads
Topic 4: Concrete and Paver Surfacings
Topic 5: Sprayed Seals and Design
Topic 6: Asphalt Surfacings
Topic 7: Microsurfacings
Topic 8: Treatment Selection
Topic 9: Contemporary and Emerging Developments