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The System Design and Delivery Technical advice note (TAN) is a formal memo which keeps all relevant people up to date and aware of any new releases, interim acceptances, changes and updates to technical information, specifications, legislation, etc in relation to highway projects.

This is being used in place of the email memos you may have been receiving from the technical teams across the Highways and Network Operations group.

The Technical advice note series should be seen as the one source of truth associated with changes to our technical requirements.

It is sent to registered users, both internal and external to the NZ Transport Agency.

Subscribe to the SD&D Technical advice note - the one source of truth for highways information.

For further information contact hip.feedback@nzta.govt.nz.

#19-08 Release of the new M6 specification for sealing chip

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors | Author: System Design and Delivery

This notice advises that the new sealing chip specification is available to be used for all future chipsealing works. The new specification will come into effect immediately and should be applied to all upcoming chipsealing works in the State Highway Programme.

#19-09 Update to NZTA M1-A specification for performance-graded asphalt binder

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors | Author: System Design and Delivery

This notice advises that the new performance-graded asphalt binder specification is available to be used for all future asphaltic concrete works. The new specification will come into effect immediately and should be applied to all upcoming asphaltic concrete surfacing works in the state highway programme.

#19-05 Treatment of flush and bleeding road surfaces

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors | Author: System Design and Delivery

This notice provides the guidance to assist maintenance contract managers to more easily respond to proposed works aimed at remedial works for areas of binder rise. The guidance has been released, will come into effect from 1 April 2019 and should be applied to all resealing works in the Maintenance Renewals Programme.

#19-04 Launch of the Standard safety intervention toolkit for the Safe Networks Programme

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors | Author: System Design and Delivery

This notice advises that the draft Standard safety intervention toolkit is available to assist project managers to more easily apply the Safe Network Programme funding model. The draft toolkit has been released, will come into effect from 14 March 2019 and should be applied to all works in the Safe Network Programme.

#19-03 Specification for design, construction and maintenance of cycling and shared path facilities

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors | Author: System Design and Delivery

This notice advises that the procedures for managing the design, construction and maintenance of cycling and shared path facilities have been revised. The new standard applies from February 2019 and should be used by all staff carrying out physical works in the areas identified on the state highway network facilities map.

#19-01 Revision of the Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management (CoPTTM)

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors | Author: System Design and Delivery

This notice advises that there has been a general update for the Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management Manual, which will come into effect from February 2019 and must be applied to all work from then.

#19-02 Revision of the NZ Transport Agency Standard P45:2019 accidental archaeological discovery protocol (ADP)

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road controlling authorities, Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors | Author: System Design and Delivery

This notice advises that the procedures for managing accidental discoveries of archaeological heritage finds have been revised. The new standard applies from February 2019 and must be used by all staff developing new physical works contracts.

#18-01 Re-organisation of the ratification process for policy, standards and guidelines documents managed by System Design & Delivery

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road controlling authorities, Roading contractors | Author: System Design and Delivery

This Technical advice note is to advise of changes to the process for ratifying policy, standards and guidelines contained in documents managed by System Design and Delivery (SDD) Group.

#17-21 ConstructSafe Tier 1 accreditation

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road controlling authorities, Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors | Author: NZ Transport Agency

This technical advice note is to advise of updates to NZ Transport Agency ConstructSafe Tier 1 accreditation requirements.

#17-20 Updated Risk management practice guide (minimum standard Z/44)

Published: | Category: Technical advice note | Audiences: Road controlling authorities, Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors | Author: NZ Transport Agency

This practice guide (which also serves as a minimum standard for outsourced contracts) has been developed to promote a consistent and uniform approach to risk management services, the NZ Transport Agency and our contracts. It has been revised by the Risk and Assurance team in consultation with the Enterprise PMO to reflect the current Transport Agency approach to risk.
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