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ARRB takes Hobart: Brainfood for Breakfast Event - Pavement Ride Quality

by Australian Road Research Board on August 23, 2017

Last Wednesday, more than 30 of Hobart’s finest from the roads and transport industry gathered to enjoy a delicious, gourmet breakfast and listen to an expert panel of speakers from ARRB and The Department of State Growth Tasmania.

Following the success of the Melbourne event, the Brainfood for Breakfast event was held covering ‘Pavement Ride Quality’ at the historic stables at the RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel.

Attendees included representatives from major contracting firms and also local government.

The discussion was led by ARRB’s Richard Wix, Technical Specialist, Systems, and Stuart Cassin, Project Manager, Data Collection and covered ways to achieve a good pavement ride quality from a theoretical and operational perspective. The event included a talk from Barry Walker, Manager Road Assets of the DSG, on why ride quality is important to a road agency from an asset management point of view.

 

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Barry Walker from the Department of State Growth kicked off the morning with his presentation on roughness.

Attendees were provided with essential practical advice focused on educating on “what can be done” to meet contract specifications, based on the experience ARRB has gained from over 25 years of measuring the ride quality of pavements.

 

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Eager attendees hungry for knowledge (and breakfast!).

The contractors present were happy to hear that their work was on par with contractors in other states.

The breakfast concluded with a dynamic Q&A session where our attendees had the chance to grill our expert panel.

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Stuart Cassin, ARRB Project Manager, Data Collection.

The event was well received and a great time was had by all.

If you have a topic in mind for a breakfast in your area, don’t be shy! The team at ARRB would love to hear from you. Please send an email to training@arrb.com.au.

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