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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.


2013 - Africa - Low Volume Rural Road Surfacing and Pavements


2013 - Africa - Low Volume Rural Road Surfacing and Pavements

This guide is for those involved with the planning, design, construction or maintenance of low-volume rural roads in developing and emerging regions, primarily in the tropical and sub-tropical regions of Africa, Asia and, possibly, South America.

The guide provides information on a range of tried and tested road surfacing and paving techniques that are relatively low cost and offer sustainable solutions for road works. The techniques focus on the optimal use of local resources, in often challenging physical and operational environments.

Recent pavement research highlights the importance of locally-oriented solutions, based on available local resources and the local road environment, in developing local 'good practice' to support the development of affordable and sustainable rural road infrastructure.

The document deliberately avoids extensive technical detail, but provides reference to technical methodologies available for adaptation to local conditions and resources. An online strategy was adopted to increase flexibility and enable easier access to review and update information.

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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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