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Quality standard TQS1

Published: | Category: Quality assurance , Manuals | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

Transit has adopted a two level concept where contracts involving road construction, road maintenance, and structures activities are assigned a quality assurance level High (TQS1) or Normal (TQS2). The standard were originally issued in 1995. It has been updated and re-issued as Second Edition: June 2005. The minimum quality system requirements for state highway physical works contracts assessed at the high quality assurance level. It requires third party certification by an approved certification body.

Manual of traffic signs and markings (MOTSAM) Part 1: traffic signs

Published: | Category: Signs & markings (permanent & temporary) , Manuals | Audience: Road traffic engineers & consultants

The policy and location requirements for traffic signs, which must be used in conjunction with MOTSAM Part 2: markings. Use is mandatory on state highways and recommended on other road controlling authority roads, to ensure consistent traffic signing nationally. Details are given for approved sign legends, sign symbols and sign layouts generally. Guidance is also given on sign size selection and the location/positioning of signs. Note 1: This manual is subject to frequent amendment to include new signs and/or amendment existing sign information. Note 2: This manual is being progressively replaced by the Traffic Control Devices Manual.

State highway asset management manual

Published: | Category: Asset management , Manuals | Audience: Road traffic engineers & consultants

An outline of best practice procedures to be followed in providing state highway asset management services. Chapter 1 covers pavement management practices, including both day to day and long term asset management control and planning, which are particularly relevant to the development of annual plans and forward work maintenance programmes. Chapter 2 covers the principles and practices that should be employed in managing safety programmes.

Vehicle inspection requirements manual (VIRM): Alternative fuels certification

Published: | Category: Vehicle inspection requirements manual (VIRM) , Manuals | Audiences: Certifiers, Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations

This manual is written for vehicle inspectors and specifies the inspection processes and the requirements vehicles must meet before they can be issued with an alternative fuels inspection certificate (LPG/CNG warrant). This VIRM can now be found on the NZ Transport Agency's Vehicle inspection portal.

Manual of traffic signs and markings (MOTSAM) - Part 2: markings

Published: | Category: Signs & markings (permanent & temporary) , Manuals | Audience: Road traffic engineers & consultants

The policy and location requirements for road markings, delineators and hazard markers, which must be used in conjunction with MOTSAM Part 1: traffic signs. Its use is mandatory on state highways and it is recommended that other road controlling authorities also use it on their roads, to ensure consistent road marking and delineation nationally. Note 1: This manual is subject to frequent amendment to include new signs and/or amendment existing sign information. Note 2: This manual is being progressively replaced by the Traffic Control Devices Manual.

Traffic control devices manual (TCD Manual) - Part 10: Motorways and expressways

Published: | Category: Signs & markings (permanent & temporary) , Manuals | Audience: Road traffic engineers & consultants

The policy and location requirements for traffic signs and markings applicable to motorways and expressways. Use in conjunction with MOTSAM Parts 1 and 2 and the Traffic Control Devices Specification and Manual. The requirements of this policy are mandatory on state highways and recommended on other road controlling authority roads to ensure national consistency.

Community driver mentor programme guide

Published: | Category: Driver training and assessment , Driver licensing , Guidance for specialists , Manuals | Audiences: Communities, Driving instructors

The Community Driver Mentor Programme was originally developed to run in selected communities which had been identified with particular needs. Acknowledging that the programme was needed in many more communities than they could provide for, the NZ Transport Agency and New Zealand Automobile Association (AA) developed this guide to share with those who want to run the programme independently. The guide describes the reasons for setting up the programme, provides an overview of how the programme can work and suggests the tools and resources you need to get it running. It also shares some of the lessons and ideas learned in the initial programmes, so you can tailor your programme to suit your needs and create the most successful environment for all of your participants.

Asphalt surfacing treatment selection guidelines

Published: | Category: Pavement design , Manuals | Audience: Road controlling authorities

These guidelines for surfacing treatment selection have been written for asset managers, surfacing engineers and pavement designers. They aim to guide the reader in the engineering decision making and processes that need to occur in selecting a road surfacing treatment.

Cost estimation manual

Published: | Category: Project & contract management , Manuals | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

A manual for use by consultants when preparing cost estimates. It contains all NZ Transport Agency's procedures and guidelines for producing, reviewing or submitting estimates for capital projects. The elemental costing database noted in appendix F of SM014 is a cost breakdown of earthworks, drainage, pavement, etc from completed projects, which is updated as more projects are completed.

Quality standard TQS2

Published: | Category: Quality assurance , Manuals | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

Transit has adopted a two level concept where contracts involving road construction, road maintenance, and structures activities are assigned a quality assurance level High (TQS1) or Normal (TQS2). The standards were originally issued in 1995. It has been updated and re-issued as Second Edition: June 2005. The minimum quality system requirements for state highway physical works contracts that have been assessed at the normal quality assurance level. This standard requires the contractor to develop and work to a contract quality plan for each contract. There is no certification requirement for compliance with Standard TQS2.
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