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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.


2018 - India - Guidelines for the Environmentally Optimized Design of Low Volume Roads


2018 - India - Guidelines for the Environmentally Optimized Design of Low Volume Roads

The main purpose of these Guidelines are to provide practitioners with the requisite tools for undertaking an environmentally optimized approach to the design of LVRs in India that takes account of the many locally prevailing road environment factors that impact on the design of such roads. Such an approach is aimed at providing appropriate and cost-effective designs for LVRs, bearing in mind their practical implementability within the available resources and level of expertise in rural areas. To the extent possible, the use of locally available materials in their natural state, or after suitable processing, must be maximized to not only reduce construction costs but, also, to minimize adverse environmental impacts regarding the use of non-renewable resources (aggregate and gravel). The availability of plant and equipment for construction and maintenance, as well as the level of quality control that can be effectively exercised in the field should also be considered.

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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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