Pavement & Materials

PavementsARRB has expertise in all areas of pavement, including pavement construction and design, and materials - traditional asphalt, low-cost unbound, spray seal, recycled and alternative materials.

We are an authority on pavement deterioration processes and testing, and operate the Accelerated Loading Facility (ALF) which is used to simulate heavy vehicle trafficking on pavement structures under controlled conditions.

ARRB also provides road asset data collection services, and has NATA accredited laboratories and equipment for testing the properties of materials in road pavements and concrete structures.

Our pavement and materials consulting services include:

  • optimum use of pavement materials
  • assessment of alternative materials
  • laboratory assessment of material performance
  • impact of heavy vehicles on pavement performance
  • accelerated pavement testing using the Accelerated Loading Facility (ALF)
  • new materials test procedures and guidelines.

We can assist your organisation in the following pavement management areas:

  • implementation and development of pavement management systems (PMS)
  • pavement analysis and program development
  • implementation and application of HDM-4.

Our research in long-term pavement performance is world-leading.


Technical and strategic research program

Pavement technology research continues to focus on improving understanding of the response of flexible pavements to changing vehicle loads and new-generation heavy vehicles. Emphasis is being placed on unbound granular pavement materials.


Materials testing laboratories

ARRB’s labs and equipment for testing the properties of materials in road pavements and concrete structures can test:

  • bitumen and binders
  • asphalt
  • spray seal
  • concrete and structures
  • unbound materials
  • stabilised and recycled materials. 

Find out more about our research labs here

At ARRB we offer countless solutions for your transportation needs. Contact us for more information

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