Flexible Pavement Design - basic principles and practices

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM AEST

IPWEA (NSW) and CPEE Professional Development Workshop: BUNGENDORE 21 JUNE
This workshop is a cooperative effort with the Centre for Pavement Engineering Education

FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT DESIGN - basic principles & practices


Intended to inform on the basic principles & practices associated with flexible pavement design, the course program will closely follow the content in the appropriate Chapters of the Austroads Guide to Pavement Technology – Part 2: Pavement Structural Design, a principal reference for delegate attending the course.

The materials content will however cover more information than is in the current Guide, as the selection of materials is critical to producing a road/pavement design that will deliver both structural and functional performance. The course concentrates on unbound pavements as these are significant in the local government environment especially in non-metropolitan areas.

· Pavement Design Systems
· Construction & Maintenance Considerations
· Road Environment
· Subgrade Evaluation
· Unbound Pavement Materials
· Design Traffic and Case Study
· Structural Thickness of Unbound Flexible Pavements
· Design Exercise – unbound pavements
· Workshop on Unbound Pavements


This course would be best suited to Engineers, Construction Staff, Supervisors and other staff involved in Flexible Pavements.


Geoff Webb, Principal, GR Webb Consulting Pty Ltd    Course Core Presenter  

Geoff is the Principal of GR Webb Consulting Pty Ltd, an independent Tasmanian based consultancy providing technical services in Pavement Technology, Infrastructure Asset Management and Maintenance Management. The Company also delivers training in Pavement Management Systems, Road Condition Assessment, and Asset Management & Maintenance Management Systems.

Prior to establishing the consultancy in 1996, Geoff was the Technical and Quality Manager for Roadways Pty Ltd, (1986-1996), and has over twenty years’ experience in the civil construction industry, specialising in pavements and surfacing, having held various technical positions in the resources and construction industry sector. Between 1998 and 2008 GR Webb Consulting was commissioned as Maintenance Auditor for the Maintenance Contractor for the Tasmanian Long Term Performance Based Road Maintenance Contract for the Tasmanian State Government. The company was also engaged as Consultant Pavement Engineer providing network analysis, pavement investigation and treatment selection and design services.

Geoff is a member of The Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australasia, REAAA. He is a member of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia, IPWEA, and is a Consultant Supporter of the IPWEA National Asset Management Strategy (NAMS.AU) committee. He is an ARRB Associate with ARRB Group Ltd serving in Tasmania and is a member of the Australian Asphalt Pavement Association, AAPA. Geoff has contributed to Standards Australia committees, and has held NATA signatory positions.

Mick Savage, Roads & Transport Directorate Manager, IPWEA NSW Division

Mick Savage has been IPWEA’s Manager, Roads and Transport Directorate, since October 2004. He graduated as a Civil Engineer from UNSW in 1975 and commenced his professional career at Griffith City Council. Mick has worked in Local Government for more than 40 years, including 27 years with Randwick City Council.

His local government career has included chapters with responsibilities in road and pavement design, contract and specification preparation, traffic engineering, road construction and maintenance (including maintenance of recreation facilities), street and sports field lighting and project management

Mick holds Masters Degrees in Engineering Science, and Commerce with major professional interests being asset management, financial reporting and transport planning.


Council Chambers Bungendore
10 Majara Street
Bungendore NSW 2621

DATE:       Wednesday 21 June
TIME:       8.30am - 5.00 pm
 REGISTRATION:       Payment by credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or purchase order
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IPWEA NSW will provide suitable learning experiences and opportunities for all students. The learning environment will take account of the different characteristics of students and their varying cultural and educational backgrounds. All students have ready access to IPWEA NSW’s Student Handbook which contains a clear, consistent, rational and understandable summary of the organisation’s policies and procedures. 


Council Chambers Bugendore
10 Majara Street
Bungendore, NSW 2621


Elsie Pathmanathan
02 8267 3008