Pavement Engineering

Pavement Engineering and its application to pavement structures in the broad transportation sector represent extremely valuable assets. The ever increasing costs and performance demands placed on pavements have serious impacts on sensitive economics in our changing world.

The engineering sciences behind the understanding of transport pavement structure design, performance and maintenance have been developed over the last few decades internationally. In this regard, South African, and especially HHO, pavement engineers have stood their ground on the international stage.

At HHO, we have a Pavement Engineering team that has, over the last three decades, been intimately involved in the full spectrum of Pavement Engineering at a national level. Our experience relates to both research and practice in all fields of Pavement Engineering.

Our Key Interest Areas of Pavement Engineering include:

  • Unsurfaced, surfaced, flexible and rigid pavement structures for use in the field of roads, airports, harbours and rail transportation
  • Naturally occurring to modified granular and stabilised materials
  • Mechanical, chemical, cementitious, bituminous stabilisation and concrete
  • In-situ recycling, continuously reinforced concrete and heavy duty
  • Asphalt and concrete and brick paving
  • Holistic assessment, design, rehabilitation and maintenance
  • Broad range of non-destructive and destructive testing
  • Best practice for economic analysis of pavement life cycles
  • Performance monitoring

We practice modern, up to date best practice in all fields of Pavement Engineering and subscribe to the broad range of design approaches, software and material codes, guides and specifications available locally and internationally.