Pavement recycling and stabilisation
This oral history project examined themes such as the evolution of pavement design and construction practice, the various methods of pavement stabilisation, the significant role played by Local Government, the ongoing development of specialised equipment, the use of additives and recycled materials such as fly ash and blast furnace slag, and the efficiency gains which flowed from targeted research and effective cooperation with industry.
The project was based on 28 hours of digitally recorded interviews with 23 participants - former DMR staff, former and current Roads and Maritime Services and Roads and Traffic Authority staff, a NZ transport authority executive, a Local Government engineer, operators and managers in the pavement stabilisation industry and an academic.
The sound files in the table below feature some of the key themes uncovered during the course of the project.
A compilation CD and booklet summarising the key themes uncovered during the course of the project have been prepared, and may be ordered from the Transport Library at a cost of A$11 plus postage and handling. Orders may also be placed by fax to the Transport Library on 61 2 8849 2488.
The opinions expressed in the oral history interviews are those of the individuals concerned and do not necessarily represent in whole or in part the position of RMS.
Researchers and historians wishing to access the source interview tapes and associated logs should contact the Transport Library by phone on 61 2 8849 2913.