All(?) Ausroads Technical guides to be free as pdfs

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All(?) Ausroads Technical guides to be free as pdfs

Postby antigee » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:34 pm

logged onto Ausroads this am and this message appears on the home page:

"Welcome

From 1 July 2018 the PDFs of all Austroads' Guides will be freely available and most hard copies will be discontinued.
Austroads Publications Online allows you to purchase Austroads Guides and freely download more than 600 technical and research reports. You'll also find the Austroads Test Methods, Pavement Work Tips, Specifications and Technical Notes here.
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which if you don't want to spend big $ to look up some obscure technical detail would look like good news

registration is free but my past experience is that the free content has been mostly research papers rather than guideline docs

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Re: All(?) Ausroads Technical guides to be free as pdfs

Postby find_bruce » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:42 pm

Interesting - so far the bicycle guides have been free & I haven't wanted to dig into the other roads docs

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Re: All(?) Ausroads Technical guides to be free as pdfs

Postby Strawburger » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:30 pm

Very interesting. My company spends thousands of dollars for their service. Doesn't make sense to make them free!
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Re: All(?) Ausroads Technical guides to be free as pdfs

Postby eldavo » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:30 pm

Tax cuts all round ;)

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