At ARRB, we see ourselves as a facility for, and the facilitator of, applied transport research.
Boosting our knowledge via the best of the best worldwide, then sharing that knowledge with Australia.
That’s an important focus at ARRB for all five pillars of our business – future transport infrastructure, sustainability and resilience, transport safety, future transport technology, and next generation asset management.
Since we moved into our new national headquarters in Port Melbourne at the National Transport Research Centre, we’ve been fortunate to have world experts in a variety of different fields visit us to share their knowledge with our staff. We had Amir Tabakovic talking about the exciting possibilities of self-healing asphalt, Dr Dejan Makovsek discussing his work with the OECD, and Dr Zbynek Sperat sharing the European experience of best-practice cycling infrastructure and sustainable urban mobility.
Most recently, IFSTTAR – the French institute of transport science and technology – sent Dr Armelle Chabot – a pavement materials and structures expert – for a visit. Dr Chabot shared the learnings of what is happening in this space in France, and some of the things being done in France’s LAMES laboratories.
Applying worldwide research to Australia’s unique conditions is a key area in which ARRB can help the roads and transport industry. If you’re an asset manager or local government authority, take a look at what ARRB can do for you here