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#20-06 State Highway Construction Contract Proforma Manual (SM031) Issue 16

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

This note is to advise that issue 16 of the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency State Highway Construction Contract Proforma Manual (SM031) has been released to be used for all future procurement of infrastructure projects and is available for download from the Waka Kotahi website.

#20-10 Use of hollow bar ground anchors and soil nails

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audience: Road traffic engineers & consultants

This note is to advise that there is an issue with the use of hollow bar anchors and soil nails as an anchorage method and, as a result, this methodology must not be used unless its suitability for anchoring structural works as designed is demonstrable. The new requirement for hollow bar anchors and soil nails applies from the date of this notice for Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, and may be used by any other road controlling authority.

#20-05 Contract Procedures Manual (SM021)

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

This note is to advise that the third edition of the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Contract Procedures Manual (SM021) has been released to be used for all future procurement of infrastructure projects and is available for download from the Waka Kotahi website.  

Infrastructure procurement strategy

Published: | Category: Project & contract management , Manuals | Audiences: Road controlling authorities, Road traffic engineers & consultants

This Infrastructure procurement strategy sets out strategic objectives for infrastructure procurement, describes how Waka Kotahi will procure the current National Land Transport Programme (NLTP), and provides strategic guidance to our teams when designing and selecting procurement approaches. This strategy is currently under review to reflect new funding sources and investment programmes, and will be formally updated following the finalisation of the 2021 Government Policy Statement on Land Transport (GPS).

#20-07 State Highway Maintenance Contract Proforma Manual (SM032) Issue 11

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

This note is to advise that issue 11 of the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency State Highway Maintenance Contract Proforma Manual (SM032) has been released to be used for all future procurement of infrastructure projects and is available for download from the Waka Kotahi website.  

#20-08 Use of GAP65 as a drainage medium to retaining and geotechnical structures

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

This note is to advise that there is an issue with the use of GAP65 as a drainage material and, as a result, this material must not be used unless its suitability for the works as designed is demonstrated. The new requirement applies from the date of this notice.

#20-09 Use of sonic drilling in ground investigations

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

This note is to advise that there is an issue with the use of sonic drilling as an investigation technique in the North Island and, as a result, this methodology must not be used unless its suitability for the works as designed is agreed with the road controlling authority. The new requirement applies from the date of this notice.

Guidelines for audio tactile profiled roadmarkings

Published: | Category: Planning, design, funding, building, maintenance of the transport network , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Road traffic engineers & consultants

This guideline is for the use of road controlling authorities, consultants and contractors when designing and installing audio tactile profiled roadmarkings. Because they are relatively new in New Zealand, clear guidelines are required for their use and these have been based on overseas practice and local experience to date.

Guide for the interpretation of coded crash reports from the crash analysis system (CAS)

Published: | Category: Road safety , Planning, design, funding, building, maintenance of the transport network , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Road traffic engineers & consultants

Used by engineers and other people involved in crash reduction studies and safety audits to interpret crash movement and codes and environment codes.

Historic heritage impact assessment guide for state highway projects

Published: | Category: Land developers , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Road traffic engineers & consultants

This guide describes the processes to be used on NZ Transport Agency projects for assessing historic heritage effects and to determine appropriate mitigations.