Wed 29 Apr 2015

Member Feedback: VicRoads Draft Revisions of Code of Practice and Standard Sections:

VicRoads have recently reviewed and modified the following documents and are now seeking industry feedback and comments. Please click on the document headings below to read and make relevant comments.

Draft Code of Practice RC 502.02 Registration of Crushed Rock Mixes – this document provides quantitative and qualitative definitions of Classes 1 – 4 of crushed rock mixes (including examples of natural and recycled mix materials, grading limits and physical properties). RC 502.02 includes a one page registration form as part of the process to be undertaken when registering any crushed rock mix for use in conjunction with relevant VicRoads Standard Specifications for roadworks and bridges (including Sections 812, 815 and 818).

Draft Standard Section 812 Production of Crushed Rock for Pavement Base and Subbase – now covers production requirements for all crushed rock using crushed rock, crushed concrete Newer Basalt Surface Spalls and blended crushed rock mixes containing supplementary materials.

Draft Standard Section 815 Cementitious Treated Crushed Rock for Pavement Subbase – now covers production requirements of 20mm nominal size for pavement subbase treated with a cementitious binder to produce a bound material.

The proposed changes are generally in relation to facilitating a simpler process for registration of crushed rock mixes and to ensure consistency between both traditional quarry crushed rock products and recycled crushed rock products.

The Draft CoP 500.02 now incorporates many of the common elements previously contained in Standard Sections 812, 815, 820 and 821 and this effectively means that separate standard sections for recycled products (i.e. 820 and 821) will not be required. CoP 500.02 will require any crushed rock to be used on VicRoads funded works to be formally registered as a crushed rock mix prior to its supply.

Standard Sections 812 and 815 now principally contains “production requirements” associated with the manufacture of crushed rock and some material aspects which may not be applicable to all contractors.

CCF Member feedback is most welcome, so please obtain copies of the draft documents below and send your feedback to CCF Environmental Field Officer Wayne Huntley at whuntley@ccfvic.com.au by COB 5th June, 2015.