This report presents the results of a survey of New Zealand's territorial authorities, Transit New Zealand and selected industry organisations on pavement engineering issues. The survey was carried out in 1998 using a questionnaire that was designed to determine which areas of pavement engineering require further research in the near future.
The report presents a number of potential pavement engineering research topics that have been identified by the respondents. It also describes various perceptions and attitudes held by the respondents on issues such as the effectiveness of current state-funded research programmes, the adequacy of pavement design procedures, factors influencing pavement performance, the use of marginal aggregates, and the types and performance of pavement surfacings.
The respondents were also asked to provide information on any unique or innovative pavement engineering practices that may be of interest to the roading fraternity in general.
Keywords: construction, design, engineering, maintenance, New Zealand, pavement, performance, research, rehabilitation, roading authorities, road, survey