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Welcome to Chris Bennett's and Lis Pedersen's web site. If you are looking for information Chris' current work on affordable housing, please visit www.mygbhousing.info. The video below tells the background to Chris' project.


2003 - Africa - Guideline to the Design of Low Volume Sealed Roads


2003 - Africa - Guideline to the Design of Low Volume Sealed Roads

This Guideline captures best regional and international practice in all aspects of LVSR provision. It is not a prescriptive document but,rather, provides guidance to users so as to ensure that well-considered decisions are
made. The development of the Guideline has benefi ted from the close involvement of practitioners in the region.

The Guideline presents a major departure from traditional practice in all aspects of LVSR provision by examining procedures, practices and methods used in:

  • planning, appraisal and environment
  • construction and drainage
  • geometric design and road safety
  • maintenance
  • pavement design, materials and surfacing

The Guideline promotes the use of a holistic approach to LVSR’s, which recognizes that criteria need to be satisfied in the different and often interacting dimensions of road provision.

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Chris in the NCT Race 

Chris has an adventurous spirit which generally involves cycling, running, or just being out there having a good time. Read his 'Race Reports' below. This is a link to his SPOT GPS tracker. If you are interested in his 'geeky' sport technical blog it is at www.tri-duffer.com. He also has stories of his life as 'An Overtravelled Engineer Working for the World Bank' at World Bank Traveller.


Race Reports


Document Library


  • Chris' published papers and reports are here.
  • His Technical Library  has a range of reports 
  • Golden Bay community projects are here.
  • The history of the ROMDAS company is here.
  • The 'Road to Good Health' HIV/AIDs Toolkit is here.


Technical Library

Chris and Lis

Chris and Lis

We are Lis Pedersen and Chris Bennett. We’ve been married over 30 years and each found our way to New Zealand in the early 1980s from Denmark and Canada respectively. Golden Bay has been our happy place for almost 20 years and we are now based in Pohara just above the beach, with our two cats Coco and Max. 




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