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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.


Project Specifications

Specifications and terms of references used on actual projects.

2014 - Tonga - General Specifications
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General road construction specifications from Tonga.

2012 - USA - Geotextile Bridge Specifications
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Generic specifications developed for constructing geotextile bridges.

Report describing the introduction of Otta Seals to Tonga with detailed guidance and technical specifications.

Road design detail drawings
Specification for Highway Construction

Annexes to the Transit New Zealand 2007 tender covering calibration and validation requirements - which are based on different Austroads specifications.

2007 - New Zealand - Data Collection Quality Assurance - TOR
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Terms of Reference used by Transit New Zealand for procuring data collection quality assurance services.

Paper on the road specifications used in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, which is based on engineering judgement and empirical testing methods.

This specification covers the requirements for aggregates for use in surface treatment.

2000 - Laos - TOR for Location Reference Survey
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Draft Terms of Reference for a Location Referencing Survey


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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