Managing Unsealed Roads
Next Course Date
Non Member Price
$1,800 + GST
$2,100 + GST
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.
Course overview - the BIG picture
Knowing your network
Network, road class and pavement type
Geometry (cross-section & alignment)
Climate, traffic, and wear & tear
Condition, service & maintenance
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
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
Resource Groups (Forestry, Mining, Gas)
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)