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Managing Unsealed Roads

Next Course Date 



2 days

Member Price 

$2,000 + GST



CPD Hours 


Non Member Price

$2,300 + GST

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Unsealed roads remain a significant part of our road network. This two-day workshop will provide an understanding of the latest practices in the management of unsealed roads. The program will address practical applications such as field testing and site inspections. The workshop will encourage group participation and included sharing experiences, field laboratory, site testing and inspection of various unsealed road sites.

Attendees of this popular workshop will be gain invaluable skills and knowledge through the formal and practical learning opportunity provided by industry experts and the experience of other participants.


Day 1:

Course overview - the BIG picture

  • Knowing your network

Network, road class and pavement type

Geometry (cross-section & alignment)

  • Drainage

  • Climate, traffic, and wear & tear

  • Condition, service & maintenance

Day 2:

  • Road making materials & Road Base Test Kit (RBTK)

  • Specification & (mix) design of road making materials

  • Option: Soil stabilisation and dust reduction

  • Option: Sealing a gravel road

  • Conclusion

Who should attend?

There are a number of key stakeholders who influence the outcomes throughout the design & construction process. This course is primarily aimed at, but not limited to:

Federal, State and Local Government

  • Road Managers

  • Engineers

  • Supervisors

  • Field Staff


  • Engineers

  • Supervisors


  • Contract Managers

  • Road Engineers

  • Field Staff

Resource Groups (Forestry, Mining, Gas)

  • Managers

  • Engineers

  • Field Staff


Key learning outcomes cover both the basics and latest developments in:

  • Asset management activities, identifying network pinch points, intervention levels for unsealed roads, when to seal?

  • Appropriate material selection, adapting local materials and pavement design for unsealed roads

  • Road design for improved road safety, better drainage, & reduced maintenance costs

  • Maintenance practice, including causes and cures, unsealed shoulder on sealed roads

  • Environmental considerations including dust, water (sedimentation & erosion), protection (flora & fauna)


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