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Joint road asset research initiative gets the green light

  • Posted on Thursday 29th, November 2018.

The National Asset Centre of Excellence (NACoE) has been successfully renewed for the 2019-2024 period under a new agreement between the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) and Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR).

The new five-year deal was agreed in Brisbane, with ARRB’s Queensland State Technical Leader Matthew Bereni joining TMR Director-General Neil Scales OBE for the announcement.

“NACoE is a great joint initiative that has been helping deliver engineering excellence through cutting edge road research and innovation in areas such as pavements and asset management,” ARRB said in a statement. “It saves lives, reduces our carbon footprint and delivers millions of dollars in savings for the people of Queensland.”

The program uses research and testing that adopts international best practice to Australian/Queensland conditions.

The research program covers the following key discipline areas: pavements; asset management; structures; others; network operations; road safety; heavy vehicle management; and sustainability.

In September, ARRB took home a prestigious award from the US.

(Image L-R: ARRB QLD State Technical Leader, Matthew Bereni, and TMR Director General, Neil Scales OBE.)

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