ARRB wins AAPA innovation award

Department of Transport and Main Roads’ Peter Evans and ARRB’s Matthew Bereni.

The Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) and Queensland’s Transport and Main Roads Department have been recognised at the 2019 AAPA Queensland Industry Awards.

The Innovation Award was presented to the both organisations for their joint venture – The National Asset Centre of Excellence Research Program (NACoE.)

The Innovation Award aims to recognise achievements in development and delivery of technological change, cost reduction via design and asset owner value enhancement.

ARRB Senior Professional Leader Guy Hand said the collaboration was established to improve the specialist capability and capacity of both organisations, through sustained project delivery and innovative road transport solutions.

“Queensland is one of the leading Australian states with regard to transport and road research,” Mr. Hand said.

“The team at ARRB feels incredibly privileged to be able to deliver cost-effective, safe and practical solutions which benefit all road users in the state.”

Mr. Hand said ARRB would like to extended special thanks to Deputy Chief Engineer Queensland Transport and Main Roads Department Peter Evans and Principal Professional Leader Future Transport Infrastructure Joe Grobler for their successful management of the NACoE agreement.

NACoE encourages innovation and private sector participation in road management practice efficiency and fit-for-purpose engineering solutions.

The programs priority research areas are pavements, asset management, structures, network operations, road safety, heavy vehicle management and sustainability.

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