5 November 2009   

Held at Ballymore this Reference Group covered traffic accommodation at
roadworks, a status report on traffic controller safety, feedback on the 16
October innovation and accelerated pavement testing workshop, and ways to
promote durability from bituminous materials.
Major issues addressed included a full feedback and workshop Q&A on the
upgraded Main Roads bituminous product specifications where the specification
development working group explained the changes and implications.
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Reference Group
REPORT – Overview of Reference Group meeting     
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Welcome by Alliance Past-Chairman
– Ian Reeves
Overview feedback on previous
SARG of June 2009 – Jenny
POTP – traffic accommodation at road
works, new clauses, media releases &
TMR efforts
– Rob Vos & Maurice Ng
Status report on task force into
traffic controller safety
– Ross Guppy
Innovation & accelerated pavement
testing – feedback on workshop with USA
– Rob Vos & Ross Guppy
Durability – industry effort to ensure
– Trevor Distin
Bituminous product specification changes
– Ross Guppy
Binder specifications
– Sharon Forbes (& Russell Spies)
Aggregate specifications
– Jason Jones & Les Millar
Panel Discussion #1 - pending
Performance based purchasing – where
to use in TMR? – Ross Guppy
Metro “Performance procurement of
thin asphalt overlays” contract docs
– Andrew Nguyen & Narelle Dobson
Bituminous product specification changes
– Rob Vos
Sprayed Seal specification
– Narelle Dobson & Rob Pollock
Dense Graded, Open Graded & Heavy
Duty Asphalt specifications – Jason
Jones, Barry Rule, Peter Pezet &
Jonathan Hoffman
Panel Discussion #2 - pending
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