Knowledge Transfer Events 2017

ARRB is focused on providing innovative training solutions for clients to ensure knowledge is transferred and continuous improvement is achieved.

All ARRB's training events are tailored to suit the local audience, and local presenters are sourced wherever possible.

What type of training do Knowledge Transfer offer?

Launching ARRB’s NEW webinar subscription package

We have introduced a low cost 12-month webinar subscription series, that is real value-for-money to ensure we continue to provide and grow our high quality webinar program.

Paid subscribers will have access to:

  • 30+ webinars per year;
  • 20% discount off all paid online training series (webinar series comprise of 4-6 separate sessions over a maximum of 8 week period, and is combined with online learning assessments)
  • Exclusive first-offer access to once off paid webinars (these are webinars that provide specific learning and assessment outcomes).

Introducing the NEW group discount, save up to 50% off webinar subscription packages!

Have you been looking to register a group of people for ARRB's webinar subscription package? We are now happy to introduce the NEW group discount, save up to 50% off webinar subscription packages!

A single yearly paid subscription is only $143 (incl. GST) and provides 12 months access to ARRB's webinar program from the date of purchase. A group discount* of up to 50% is also available for multiple registrations, see the table below for discounted prices. For further details please contact us

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KT Program    

Search for currently scheduled ARRB training courses, either by type, topic or region below.

Type
Topic
State

Basic Geometric Road Design

Workshop
The purpose of this two-day workshop is to provide new graduates, draftpersons and technicians with a practical understanding of basic geometric road design.

Good road design will achieve operational efficiency, be safe and cost-effective, be aesthetically pleasing, and minimise the environmental impact. The role of the road designer is to produce the most appropriate design that achieves the specified functionality using the design inputs from all relevant disciplines. The design must take into account all inputs from stakeholders and road users. This workshop will cover these principles so that delegates will obtain a clear understanding of the key geometric design requirements for road design.


Brainfood for Breakfast: Pavement ride quality - what you need to know

Special Events
We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but what are the most prominent issues we face today by way of our roads and infrastructure? What about the next generation of roads? ARRB is committed to creating knowledge for tomorrow’s transport challenges, and solutions for today.

In the competitive field of road maintenance and construction, contractors and suppliers of bituminous materials are often placed in a difficult position of achieving a target ride quality in the face of various obstacles including:

  • inclement weather 
  • availability of testing equipment
  • continuously trafficked pavements
  • limited knowledge of ride quality requirements.

You’re invited
ARRB invites you and your colleagues to attend this gourmet breakfast event, and enjoy a presentation on measuring ride quality.

This event will address the top five things to avoid, to ensure the ride quality of your pavement is as good as it can be. You will be provided with essential practical advice on “what can be done” to meet contract specifications, based on the experience ARRB has gained from over 25 years of measuring the ride quality of pavements. A local expert will also join us, to provide perspective on local specifications.

The program also includes an open Q&A, where attendees can have their concerns addressed by the expert panel.

Attendees are then invited to stay on for networking, tea and coffee.

  • Meet industry colleagues
  • Introduce your business 
  • Learn from industry experts
  • Discover new innovations
  • Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast

Expert panel

  • Richard Wix - Australian Road Research Board, Technical Specialist, Systems
  • Stuart Cassin - Australian Road Research Board, Project Manager,  Data Collection
  • Guest presenter- To be confirmed

Bridge Inspection Levels 1 & 2

Workshop
The Australian Road Research Board and IPWEA Queensland are proud to present a workshop on Bridge Inspection Levels 1 & 2.

Bridges and other structures are crucial asset elements of the infrastructure network. It is essential that their condition is monitored and repairs are planned and completed in an efficient and timely manner. The systematic inspection, condition rating and monitoring of these assets are vital components to managing the lifecycle of these structures.

A Level 1 routine maintenance inspection is required to check the general serviceability of the structure, particularly for the safety of road users, and identify any emerging problems.

A Level 2 condition rating inspection is a key step in assessing the effectiveness of past maintenance treatments and identifying current maintenance needs to assist in the forecasting future changes in condition and estimating future budget requirements of structures across the network.

This 3-day workshop will assist participants to develop the knowledge and skills to conduct Level 1 and 2 Inspections in accordance with industry best practice.

Knowledge Transfer Accreditation
This workshop provides the underpinning knowledge to align with nationally recognised units of competency from the Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision as well as other civil construction qualifications. A formal assessment pathway is available for participants looking to achieve a competency outcome from this training. Attending this workshop along with formal assessments undertaken both during and after the workshop, will be used to provide the underpinning knowledge you will need to complete the assessment tasks for this skill set. The skills set comprises the following units of competency:

RIICSG405D: Carry out inspections of civil structures
RIIIMG301D: Maintain site records
RIIRIS301D: Apply risk management processes

Many road authorities require bridge inspectors to undergo additional internal training before being allowed to lead level 2 inspections for their agency. The internal training usually includes organisational policy, systems and procedures and industry best practice. For instance, VicRoads now recognises the ARRB Bridge Inspection level 2 course as a prerequisite to inspect VicRoads structures. ARRB is working towards gaining recognition by other road authorities Australia wide.


Chain of responsibility for organisations that contract third-party logistics

Webinar
Join us for a free webinar on Aug 30, 2017 at 2:00 PM AEST.

As a Timber Manufacturing Business in the Asia Pacific Region, Timberlink face various compliance regulations that must be adhered to. One of these is to ensure all transport operations to and from their Timber Sawmills in Australia and New Zealand are following the NHVR guidelines and going above and beyond all COR obligations. As they contract vendors to supply these services they are faced with numerous challenges to ensure each carrier have systems and procedures in place that operate safely and follow all Laws and Codes of Practice. The presentation shows the journey through this systemised approach and Timberlink’s 5 year plan.

Jason Furtner has been in the transport industry for over 30 years, with experience as an owner driver in the 1980’s through to senior operations at multinational organisations including Operations Manager at UTC, Visy Group and more recently Timberlink ANZ. Having worked on both sides of the supply chain it provides an holistic view for transport regulations for both drivers and manufacturing divisions.

Please note - this session will commence at 2:00 PM AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time). There may be time zone differences that apply. It is recommended that you connect to the webinar 15 minutes prior to allow sufficient time for potential connection delays.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Heavy Vehicle Rollover Risk 2-Part Video

Webinar
Heavy Vehicle Rollover Risk
Understanding the risk exposure of your vehicle on truck routes.

A truck that feels safe and stable can be on the verge of rolling over. Usually, the driver will not have any warning that a trailer is about to roll. In this session we will introduce the aspects of vehicle design that affect rollover stability, with demonstrations of how this can affect vehicle safety on some curves. We will also show how information on rollover risk at certain points on a road can be integrated into a risk-based route map to aid drivers in selecting appropriate speeds for each curve.

These videos cover the risks associated with operating a heavy vehicle on curved and
undulating roads. It is suitable for road managers, mining and resources HSE,
risk managers, and operators of heavy vehicle fleets. Viewers will benefit from an improved
understanding of heavy vehicle configurations and high risk vehicle types. The standards
applicable to heavy vehicle rollover risk and method for quantifying and reducing risk are
presented.


Cost: $132.00

Why does this webinar cost money?
In order to maintain our high quality and standard of service we have a minimal charge to cover our webinar facility subscription cost, our expert’s time in developing high quality training material, registration and administration expenses.


Higher steer axle masses on our roads

Webinar
Join us for a webinar on Jul 17, 2017 at 11:00 AM AEST.
 
Austroads has recently published research on the impact that increased steer axle mass limits will have on the pavement. This Austroads project addresses the needs of industry particularly those operating road trains in remote areas. The research conducted by the Australian Road Research Board included a pavement lifecycle cost analysis for a range of heavy vehicle fleet on roads across Australia. The outcome was the first evidence based research in over 20 years that has resulted in an increase in axle mass limits. This webinar covers the industry’s needs for higher limits, vehicle component ratings, the engineering basis for a higher limit and the impact on our roads.

Anthony Germanchev is the Team Leader of the Freight and Heavy Vehicles Department at the Australian Road Research Board and works alongside the pavement engineers to improve freight productivity on a sustainable road network. Anthony specialises in evaluating the safety, productivity and impacts of heavy vehicles and has taken on key roles in national research activities including the OECD’s Moving Freight with Better Trucks study. Anthony is an executive member of Australia Road Transport Suppliers Association and the ATA Industry Technical Council. He will be sharing learnings from recent research projects on the effects of vehicles on road pavements.

Participants please note - the session will commence at 11:00 am AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time). There may be time zone differences that apply. It is recommended that you connect to the webinar 15 minutes prior to allow sufficient time for potential connection delays.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Level 1 Bridge Inspection

Workshop
A two-day workshop for those involved with the routine maintenance inspection of bridge structures and culverts.

The workshop aims to assist participants develop skills to conduct the Level 1 inspection and complete the Level 1 inspection report form, on which to base the required maintenance intervention.

Level 1 inspections are a routine maintenance inspection, to check on the general serviceability of the structure and its surroundings; the road approaches and stream. This excludes the rating of individual members or overall bridge condition which is applicable to Level 2 inspections.

The training will cover timber, steel and concrete structures, if available.


Level 2 Bridge Inspection

Workshop
A two-day workshop for those involved with the inspection of bridges, culverts, noise walls, retaining walls and many other road structures.  A Level 2 inspection involves the identification of every bridge component and the rating of the condition of that component.  This can be used to generate an overall score or rating for the bridge for the prioritisation of repairs, major maintenance, rehabilitation and or replacement.
 
The aim is to assist the participants to develop skills to conduct the Level 2 inspection and also include information on:

  • safety awareness around structures
  • accepted and recommended procedures

Accreditation:
Please note that the ARRB Level 2 Bridge Inspection workshops are now accredited. For further information about the accreditation, please download the workshop accreditation summary document below.


Managing Road Pavement Assets online series

Webinar
Are you pavement or asset manager, local government pavement engineer or asset coordinator? Having trouble addressing all of the pavement network management challenges imposed on you? Challenged to find time and funding to attend tailored workshops offsite? Keep reading:

Title: Managing Road Pavement Assets online series
Cost (access to the 6 sessions): $495


Over six sessions (60-90 minutes each), our leading industry experts will take you through the basic concepts you need to know/be familiar with about pavement management principles, and more importantly, its application for your road network. Sessions will cover real life case studies, provide the opportunity for discussions, activities and question/answer time with our expert presenters.

If lecture-style classroom based learning is not your preferred approach or practical, why not register for this dynamic and interactive online course instead?

Session 1- Selecting and collecting the right data for your road network management

Session 2- Asset registers and executive level reporting

Session 3 - Works program and project treatment selection through data analysis

Session 4  - Deterioration modelling and the levels of analysis

Session 5 - Managing increased axle mass limits on your network

Session 6 - Risk assessment and road safety

Terms and conditions
1.) No refunds are available at any stage 2.) On purchase, you will be supplied with log in details to access the recorded material. Please do not share these details 3.) Payment of invoices is to be made within the 30 day payment term. If payment is not received, you may be denied access to the recording


Road and intersection design principles using swept paths

Webinar
After the success of the 2013 webinar “Turning Templates – A beginners guide” ARRB Group in collaboration with Austroads is proud to bring you this follow up session. The pre-recorded session covers the effective use of the Austroads Turning Path Templates at a more advanced level.

This webinar covers the use of turning templates in design and access approvals, including:

  • roundabout design
  • reversing manoeuvres
  • complex intersection design (i.e. compound curves, effect of crossfall)
  • what to do when you don’t have a template for the vehicle you want to assess
  • the mechanics of turning vehicles, including effects of speed and the time taken to achieve turning angles

Title: Road and intersection design principles using swept paths
Cost: $55 incl GST

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet


Safe Road Infrastructure 101 - online training series

Webinar
Join us for an online training series, June to July 2017

This course is specifically designed to identify and examine the long standing fundamentals of Road Safety Engineering before comparing and testing them alongside the most contemporary approaches available– widely referred to as ‘Safe System Infrastructure’ . Strategies, policies and practices in Australia, New Zealand and other developed countries will be - how we safely manage the road network for all road users – including those who are most vulnerable to road related risk.

We promise a thought provoking and fresh series of webinars – with something for everyone – ranging from those new to the profession, through to established practitioners needing to gain more information in specific areas in this field or looking to embrace new concepts and identify fit for purpose solutions.

The course consists of 8 weekly live webinar sessions. Sessions are also recorded and recordings are provided immediately following the session for those who perhaps can’t make it to every session. Each session has a component to be completed back in the workplace and this may involve a short quiz, activities, reading materials and participation in discussion boards online through the Schoology learning platform. We are also firm believers in the concept of ‘Ask and you shall receive!’ – unhindered access to our experts means that if you need more information or guidance on a specific task or issue, we will do all we can to help.

  • Session 1: The modern roads safety paradigm and closing the gap - Thursday 1st June 2.00 pm - 3.15 pm
  • Session 2: Human factors - Thursday 8th June 2.00 pm - 3.15 pm
  • Session 3: Road safety infrastructure management - Thursday 15th June 2.00 pm - 3.15 pm
  • Session 4: Crash site investigations, blackspot studies and mass action campaigns - Thursday 22nd June 2.00 pm - 3.15 pm
  • Session 5: Road safety auditing and other emerging assessment methodologies -  Thursday 6th July 2.00 pm - 3.15 pm
  • Session 6: Effective engineering solutions - Thursday 13th July 2.00 pm - 3.15 pm
  • Session 7: Urban and rural issues, local roads, community issues in roads safety - Thursday 20th July 2.00 pm - 3.15 pm
  • Session 8: Bringing it all together - Thursday 27th July 2.00 pm - 3.15 pm


The webinars will be led by Paul Hillier, David McTiernan and Blair Turner of ARRB. They will be joined throughout the series by ARRB colleagues and external guest presenters.

Participants please note - these sessions will commence at 2:00pm AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time). There may be time zone differences that apply. It is recommended that you connect to the webinar 15 minutes prior to allow sufficient time for potential connection delays.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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A group discount* of up to 50% is available for multiple registrations,see the table below for discounted prices.

To register a group and be eligible for the group discount please email training@arrb.com.au with a list of names and email addresses for your group.

*The online series group discount is applicable to multiple registrations from one organisation only. Details of all registrants must be provided to training@arrb.com.au. Additional registrants cannot be added to the group. Registrants cannot be removed from the group, however an individual’s registration can be transferred to a new user upon request. The group discount registration cannot be used with any other offer including the annual webinar subscription group discount.  Please contact us for further details.

 


The Inaugural Australian Road Research Board Gala Dinner & Awards Night 2017

Special Events
About the Gala Dinner and Awards Night
In accordance with ARRB’s mission to create knowledge for tomorrow’s transport challenges, this event recognises and celebrates research excellence, in the roads and transport industry - within Australia and internationally.

Where is the Gala Dinner and Awards Night being held?
The celebration will take place at the Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium (Melbourne, Australia), on Friday 21 July 2017.

What awards will be presented?
Researchers, practitioners and their partners are invited to celebrate nominated industry colleagues in five different categories:

  • Knowledge Transfer Commitment Award
  • Research Impact Award
  • Implementing Agency Applied Research Award
  • New Research Talent Award (two awards*)
  • Lifetime Research, Development and Implementation Award

*ARRB is actively working to promote equality and diversity within industry, and therefore two awards will be on offer: one for the best new female researcher, and one for the best male.

Award Categories & Criteria
To view the award categories & criteria in more detail please click here


The leadership practices that support and constrain safe driver behaviour

Webinar
Join us for a free webinar on Jun 27, 2017 at 11:00 AM AEST.

To improve driving behaviour, it is necessary to look beyond individuals’ compliance with safety procedures and at the influence of leadership practices. In this presentation, Sharon will talk about a research program in workplace road safety that explores the leadership practices that both support and constrain safe driving behaviour and interventions designed to mitigate driving risk.

Dr Sharon Newnam is an organisational psychologist with the Monash University Accident Research and has conducted theoretical and applied research in workplace road safety for the past 12 years. Her research focuses on understanding a range of factors influencing unsafe driving behaviour, from the individual characteristics of drivers to the safety practices of management and beyond. Dr Newnam has made significant contributions at the industry and government levels to reduce the social and financial impact of work-related driving crashes. Dr Newnam received her doctorate degree in organisational psychology from the Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia.

Please note - this session will commence at 11:00 AM AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time). There may be time zone differences that apply. It is recommended that you connect to the webinar 15 minutes prior to allow sufficient time for potential connection delays.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Turning templates – A beginners’ guide: Learn how to use 2013 turning path template

Webinar
Did you miss our webinar on Turning templates – A beginners’ guide Learn how to use 2013 turning path template? Don't worry you can purchase this recording.

Title: A beginners guide - Learn how to use 2013 turning path template
Cost: $55

Outline
This webinar will help apply the templates in the decision making process of:

  • Designing of new intersections
  • Granting access to vehicles on existing roads
  • Correct template choices
  • Step-by-step demonstrations using AutoCAD & printed design layout

Who should attend:

  • Traffic & planning consultants
  • Local government traffic engineers
  • Road designers

Why does this webinar cost money?
In order to maintain our high quality and standard of service we have a minimal charge to cover our webinar facility subscription cost, our expert’s time in developing high quality training material, registration and administration expenses.


Unsealed Local Roads

Workshop
ARRB is pleased to offer a two-day training workshop on the latest practices in the management of unsealed roads including practical aspects during a site inspection.

The workshop will be a practical ‘hands on’ presentation with group participation, worked examples, and a field inspection of various unsealed roads sites.