Pavement Engineering

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Our clients tell us they are seeking customer focus and capability across a full range of services. We provide a diverse portfolio for pavement engineering including whole of life analysis options to optimise pavement life and minimise maintenance costs.

Your single most valuable asset is arguably the pavement system within your network. We understand that pavements are subjected to static and dynamic loads as well as exposure to the elements; only sound engineering judgment, informed by experienced and qualified staff, can provide cost concious and appropriate solutions to your pavement challenges.

We demonstrate an innovative, sustainable approach through our relationships with research centres of excellence at Delft (Holland) Wisconsin (USA) Stellenbosch (South Africa) Transit New Zealand UWA (Western Australia) and ARRB (Australia).

Our teams undertake investigation, analysis, design and documentation services for the construction, rehabilitation and strengthening of pavements. Our services cover pavements for local roads, major freeways, highways, airport runways, mine access, heavy industrial and haul roads.


  • Specifications
  • Rehabilitation designs
  • Economic analyses
  • Pavement management systems
  • Forensic investigations
  • Material investigations and utilisation
  • Construction support

For further information, contact:

Russell Clayton
Service Line Leader, Pavement Engineering – Australia, Chile, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East
T: +61 8 6222 8769
E: Russell Clayton

Paul Murphy
Service Line Leader, Pavement Engineering – North America
T: +1 571 325 5048
E: Paul Murphy 

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Russell Clayton

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Russell has over 21 years' professional experience in geotechnical and civil engineering and has three alliance projects to his credit. He has significant experience in concept and detailed design through to the delivery and on-site superintendence of projects. As a geotechnical and pavements engineer he has project-managed and designed new rural and urban roads, rehabilitation, repair and reseal projects, as well as airport runway construction. His experience includes the investigation and design of new and existing embankments on soft soils, cutting design and investigation of both soft and hard ground as the responsible engineer and superintendent.

Service Line Leader, Pavement Engineering – Australia, Chile, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East
T: +61 8 6222 8222
E: Russell Clayton

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