Queensland Leading the Future of Innovative Transport Research into 20261 October 2020
The National Asset Centre of Excellence (NACOE) continues to lead the way in delivering engineering excellence in Queensland. Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) and the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) have reaffirmed their commitment to their joint research and development initiative, NACOE, through the signing of their renewed agreement for 2021-2026.
The new agreement was signed on the 3rd of September 2020 by Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads Director-General Neil Scales OBE and ARRB’s Queensland State Technical Leader Matthew Bereni.
Through NACOE, TMR and ARRB strive to maximise their combined resources and remove the barriers of innovation to provide smarter engineering outcomes to both the Queensland and the Australian road industries.
“Since its inception in 2012, NACOE has delivered some major economic benefits to our state through cost-effective and higher performing pavements and structures, enhanced asset management practices, and by improving road safety and network operation outcomes,” Mr Scales said.
The Program has been a leading force in researching new products and approaches outside the scope of established standards and specifications to gain market acceptance in Australia.
NACOE is a heavily focused on collaborating with industry to improve best practises by bringing new knowledge into practise sooner and providing efficiency gains on a national scale.
“In 2019-20, we have further advanced our knowledge in the use of recycled materials such as glass, construction waste, crumb rubber and plastics to build new, high-performing and resilient roads. This research is instrumental in driving cost savings and enhanced performance while reducing the overall transport industry’s carbon footprint,” Mr Bereni said.
“We have recently launched our Facebook and LinkedIn pages to help spread the word of the great work we undertake.
I encourage everyone to follow the National Asset Centre of Excellence on social media and check out our webpage to learn more about our past work and out current program of activities”.