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The Fundamentals of Building Roads

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Course overview

As part of Australia's big build, we are building more roads now than ever before. ARRB's new pavement course focuses on modern pavement construction theory and practice.

The Fundamentals of Building Roads is a day-long, intermediate level, in-person course which fulfils Australia's unprecedented need for a broad-based understanding of pavements across all levels, from industry managers and planners to on-the-ground engineers. Combine it with Your Road. Your Asset for a comprehensive two-day course on both understanding modern pavements and asset management for roads.

Purchase The Fundamentals of Building Roads and Your Road. Your Asset together to receive a discount!

The Fundamentals of Building Roads will give you new insight and skills in pavement construction theory and practice, and valuable Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, from ARRB's Master Trainers.


Level: Intermediate

One Day

Delivery method:
In person






Event contact

  +61 3 9881 1555

Meet the speakers



Dr. Michael Moffatt

National Discipline Leader, Pavements
  • Course Content
  • Target Audience

Course Content

  • Introduction to design and construction of new road pavements
  • Subgrades and unbound granular materials
  • Design period and design traffic
  • Stabilised materials
  • Sprayed seals
  • Asphalt
  • Concrete and thickness design of rigid pavements
  • Thickness design of unbound granular pavements with thin bituminous surfaces
  • Mechanistic-empirical design of flexible pavements
  • Construction and quality assurance

Target Audience

Road and Transport Owner and Managing Agencies

  • Asset Managers and Planners
  • Education Managers
  • Project Managers/Directors
  • Quality Managers
  • Road Engineers

Road and Concession Management Contractors, Developers and Consultants

  • Asset Managers and Planners
  • Contract Managers
  • Education Managers
  • Project Managers/Directors
  • Quality Managers
  • Site Engineers