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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.


2023 - Denmark - Optimised durable pavement rolling resistance


2023 - Denmark - Optimised durable pavement rolling resistance

The road-transport sector has a significant impact on energy consumption. A relevant component of this energy usage is associated with rolling resistance (RR) between tires and pavement. In Denmark, CO2 emissions from road transport alone have been quantified as 4.6 Mt/yr. Replacing standard stone asphalt with durable low-RR pavements is expected to reduce CO2 emissions up to 1%. The Danish Road Directorate started, back in 2012, optimising a surface layer for reducing RR. The low-RR mixture was designed to provide a durable texture capable to meet all safety requirements. In 2016, two low-RR mixtures and reference asphalt concrete were paved on a test section. To evaluate the texture durability these mixtures were sampled at the construction site and tested with a circular road tester. The results show that the durability of low-RR pavements can be enhanced by using premodified binder, which reduces changes in texture properties and increases rutting resistance.

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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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