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Principal Professional Leader, Safer Smarter Infrastructure

Sam Afkar



Samad Afkar is a pavement engineer specialised in pavement and road asset management who commenced employment with ARRB in 2021. Sam is a principal engineer in the Safer Smarter Infrastructure team, delivering innovative solutions, R&D projects, trials and practical solutions for industry issues to provide better value for money, more quality outcomes and more efficient solutions to the road pavement industry. Since joining ARRB, Sam has been heavily involved in the implementation of intelligent compaction, including the development of the specification and technical guides, field trials, and associated data analysis with TMR and MRPV as the SME (and ARRB project leader) for IC projects. Prior to joining ARRB, Sam was heavily involved in modelling, forecasting and asset planning for road assets. Sam is also experienced in the implementation of road asset management systems such as the development of data collection packages (manual and automatic), databases and their respective software packages for analysis. He has extensive project management experience in both design and operations leading trials, system implementations and road construction projects.