Experts in this field are engineers who have focused their studies on roads and pavements. An engineer is a person who designs, builds, manages, and pilots engines and systems. An expert in this area will be a civil engineer who specialises in the infrastructure of roads and pavements. These engineers will have knowledge in transportation infrastructure systems, road design principles and processes, design of roadside drainage systems and design of heavily-trafficked flexible and rigid road pavements.
Road and pavement experts can be of great help to the legal process. Often a case will come about due to a failure of the road or pavement, and the failures they investigate often result in huge amounts of harm, both to bystanders and financially. Faulty pavement and roads can lead to traffic accidents, pedestrian falls, and construction defects. They investigate the causes and circumstances of the failures, and determine if any mitigation should have been performed or is a system was not up to code. These investigations can often provide crucial evidence in cases. They are also useful experts in prevention, being used for regular inspection of roads and pavements to ensure compliance and identify any failures waiting to happen. The processes by which they delve into these systems are constantly evolving and are highly specialised.
Experts in this area are highly trained specialised individuals. To become a mechanical engineer, one must undergo the rigorous Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering), and then complete Professional Engineer’s License in order to practice. Some experts will have gone on to complete a masters in the speciality or have undergone other specialist training. Other experts in this field may bring expertise from the areas of building and construction, or material sciences.
At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain an expert submission that suits your needs and budget.Expertise in Action
Experts in mechanical failures can be called upon to assist in cases relating to geology, geotechnical engineering, civil engineering, and many more.Sample Reports
For some fields of expertise we have some sample sections of de-identified reports. Please contact our office if you are interested in a sample.Cost
The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:
- The need for a view or inspection of a location
- The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
- Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
- Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
A helpful article on road engineering.Promoting pavements, safety
An article on some of the safety developments in the pavement world.Incorporating Road Safety into Pavement Management
A publication on how pavement management plays into road safety.Relevant Cases Vukadinovic v Mount Alexander SC (No. 6) (Correction)  VCAT 1993 (10 February 2016)
A case involving road engineering, wherein the road would need to be maintained in a special way due to it’s location.Environment Protection Authority v Grafil Pty Ltd; Environment Protection Authority v Mackenzie  NSWLEC 99 (28 June 2018)
A case which, amongst other matters, involved a pavement which was made from the wrong material for its type.Related Blog Articles
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