This course is designed to enable both new and novice construction personnel to learn and understand the basic concepts and requirements to lay a quality chipseal/asphalt pavement.
High quality pavements, along with the correct selection of pavement surfacing materials are critical to the safety, longevity and condition of New Zealand roads.
Asphalt paving mix design requires a clear understanding of design standards and specification requirements. Design also demands close attention to the details of testing procedures to ensure an economical blend and gradation of aggregates. Durable asphalt mixes must provide for stability, sufficient voids and workability to permit efficient construction.
Asphalt paving construction productivity depends on the smooth and safe running of laying operations and effective contractual relationships. It also depends on understanding the materials being dealt with.