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Unit Code: 602

Pavement Construction

This unit provides student with the opportunity to attain advanced professional knowledge in road pavement construction. It will impart cognitive skills to think critically about the materials employed and the methods used to construct flexible and rigid pavements. The unit will also provide specialised technical and creative skills relevant to current and future professional practice. It will further develop the basic skills and knowledge imparted in the core units.

The unit considers the effectiveness of a pavement in distributing the wheel loads over the subgrade and discusses how it depends upon the relative rigidity of the pavement and subgrade. While pavement types span a broad spectrum, only the extreme types are considered for practical purposes. The types are “flexible” pavements that have a comparatively low flexural rigidity and concrete “rigid” pavements, which depend essentially on high stiffness for the distribution of axle loads.

Unit Specifications
Programs  Master of Pavement Technology (MPT) (AQF Level 9),
Graduate Certificate in Pavement Technology (GCPT) 
Unit Name Pavement Construction
Unit Code 602
Duration One semester
Credit Points 1
Delivery Mode Online
  • 600: Fundamentals of Roads and Pavements 
  • 613: Road Construction & Drainage Principles
Co requisites Nil
Unit Chair Peter Todd
Unit Topics

Topic 1: Preparation for Pavement Placement
Topic 2: Pavement Materials and Construction Methods
Topic 3: Pavement Drainage
Topic 4: Preparation for Surfacing
Topic 5: Spray Seal Application
Topic 6: Construction of Asphalt Pavements
Topic 7: Construction of Concrete Pavements
Topic 8: Construction of Bound Pavements
Topic 9: Construction of Segmental Block Pavements
Topic 10: Future Directions