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Title: COTO Road Materials Committee RMC


1
  • COTO Road Materials Committee (RMC)
  • Towards National Specifications
  • Road Pavement Forum
  • 07 November 2006
  • Elzbieta Sadzik

2
Background
  • Previous process for updating and publishing of
    TRHs, TMHs and road specifications
  • Needs identified by RMC members
  • Funds collected among state road authorities
    (Provincial, national and SANRAL) / national
    research fund
  • Service provider appointed (expert in the field)
  • Draft document distributed and comments collected
  • Draft document submitted to RCC for approval
  • Document published by CSIR for COTO (COLTO, CSRA)

3
Background
  • Events that influenced the process
  • 1994 National fund abolished
  • 2001 COTO stops all technical
    committees under RCC due to restructuring
  • 2003 RCC chair person gives permission to RMC
    to continue work
  • 2003 RCC stops functioning

4
Background
  • Functions of COTO technical committees
  • Give technical advice to COTO through RCC
  • Identify needs for research and development
  • Coordinate RD to avoid duplications
  • Develop new and update national guidelines and
    specifications (TRH, TMH and Spec for Road and
    Bridge works)
  • Share knowledge and experience with road
    authorities

5
Status of TRHs
  • No of TRH 26
  • No of drafts 11
  • No older than 12 years 23
  • No not available 2

6
Status of TMHs
  • No of TMHs 12
  • No of drafts 2
  • No older than 12 years 10
  • No not available 2

7
Status of other specifications
  • COLTO Specification for Road and Bridge Works
  • Due for alignment with CIDB requirements
  • Due for update of specifications and additions of
    new technologies e.g. foamed bitumen

8
Status of other specifications
  • Guidelines for Bitumen Stabilised Materials
    SABITA, GDPTRW, SANRAL
  • Operational Manual for Development, Operation and
    Closure of Borrow Pits - PAWC

9
RMC PRIORITIES FOR REVISION OF PUBLICATION
  • TMH1 Standard Methods of Testing Road
    Construction Materials
  • New TMH on surveillance methods.
  • TRH12 Guidelines for Pavement
    Rehabilitation
  • TRH14 Guidelines for Road Construction
    Materials
  • TRH4 Structural Design of Road Pavements
  • TRH20 The Structural Design Construction
    and Maintenance of Unpaved Roads
  • TMH8 Traffic Counting

10
RMC PRIORITIES FOR REVISION OF PUBLICATION -
STATUS
  • TMH1 in process
  • TMH on surveillance methods phase 1 completed
  • TRH12 in process
  • TRH14 waiting for funds
  • TRH4 work proposal prepared PRAC
  • TRH20 ToR with DOT
  • TMH8 waiting for funds

11
Conclusions
  • Use SABS to publish updated TRHs, TMHs and other
    national documents
  • TMH1 to be published as national standard by SABS
  • TMH 12 to be published as approved recommended
    practice by SABS
  • RMC to sign MOU with SABS for publishing of
    documents
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