Pavement design involves designing pavements for roads, large open areas, footpaths and communal areas. Through the use of engineering guidelines, Australian standards and ingenuity, Neilly Davies consulting engineers can create reliable designs that will ensure loads can be applied to the pavement without damage.
What to Consider for Pavement Design
Several key design considerations for driveways are:
- Traffic Loads: The volume and amount of foot or vehicle traffic play a significant role in determining the design and construction of the pavement.
- Width: The width of a pavement design should be adequate to allow for the safe passage of vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians. This greatly depends on the scope and area the pavement is being designed for.
- Materials: The selection of materials for pavement depends on factors such as the expected traffic, the climate, the budget, and the desired lifespan. Common materials used for pavement include concrete, bricks, tiles, and gravel.
- Drainage: Proper drainage is essential to prevent water from accumulating on the pavement surface or infiltrating into the pavement layers. Poor drainage can lead to structural damage and reduce the pavement’s lifespan.
- Local Regulations and Standards: The pavement design must comply with relevant Australian standards, local regulations, engineering standards, and guidelines.
Why choose Neilly Davies?
Neilly Davies Consulting Engineers have extensive experience in pavement design and are more than capable to meet your specific requirements.
You can rely on Neilly Davies for innovative pavement design solutions that are buildable and cost effective.
As part of our pavement design, we provide:
- Assessment of surrounding areas to ensure that the loads applied to the pavement will be upheld.
- Designs that have investigated the required thickness of the pavement.
- Inspection of the construction work at critical stages for construction certification.
- Hydraulic knowledge that ensures water is actively drained to reduce flooding.
We also inspect existing driveways with unusual cracking and scraping issues and provide engineering advice with design and specification to rectify these problems.