Pavement Design

Pavement Design

The Road Science team is available to help customers select the correct Road Science products for any application as well as advise on optimum application rates for any particular site. Headed by Phillip Muir and Dr Greg Arnold, Road Science has the only testing facility in Australasia capable of running aggregate tests on all layers of road construction.

Proven test methodology simulates in-field performance and accurately predicts road base life expectancy. This exclusive Road Science methodology enables laboratory testing of non-conforming aggregates to prove performance characteristics and gain regulatory approval.

The Road Science Testing is all about on site process improvement – helping you achieve a higher quality outcome for less money, less disruption for key stakeholders, and improved management of resources.

Through collaborative consulting Dr Arnold also provides data to help pavement designers find the best treatment to prevent early failure and reduce 'whole of life costs.' 

Road Science’s current methodology has been accepted by NZTA and all major authorities

Road Science’s stock-in-trade is materials testing – understanding the fundamental properties of base courses, bitumen emulsions and polymer binders, then altering their characteristics to better match them to particular situations.

John Vercoe, Road Science Technical Manager

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Phil Muir

Position Operational Support Manager

Phone 027 496 3661

Phillip.Muir@roadscience.co.nzEmail Me

Position Operational Support Manager

Phone 027 496 3661

Phillip.Muir@roadscience.co.nzEmail Me

Greg Arnold

Position Principal Pavement Engineer

Phone 021 032 3117

Greg.arnold@roadscience.co.nzEmail Me

Position Principal Pavement Engineer

Phone 021 032 3117

Greg.arnold@roadscience.co.nzEmail Me

Why choose Road Science?

Road Science is New Zealand’s leading designer and supplier of bitumen and bitumen based products, with four accredited testing laboratories, eight asphalt and four bitumen plants.

Customers can have confidence in continuity of supply and on-time deliveries with our world-class manufacturing plants and storage facilities for asphalt, bitumen, emulsions and polymer modified binders.

This is further supported by New Zealand’s largest capacity on-road bitumen tanker fleet.

We also provide a range of pavement design, technical and consultancy services.

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Where are we?

We have plants and laboratories located all over NZ:

Asphalt

Whangarei
Auckland
Gisborne
Hamilton
New Plymouth
Wellington
Dunedin
Invercargill

Bitumen

Mt Maunganui
New Plymouth
Lyttelton
Bluff

Laboratories

Auckland
Mt Maunganui
Wellington
Christchurch