Dr Ross Peploe is a Director of Bartley Consultants Limited. Ross has a thorough knowledge of the AUSTROADS pavement design procedures and is the lead pavement designer on numerous projects for NZTA, Local Government, Contractors and private clients. He has worked on a number of large roading projects including more recently Transmission Gully, Huntly Bypass, Cambridge Bypass and the Tauranga Eastern Link. Ross has also been the pavement reviewer for a number of significant roading projects including most recently the Waikato Expressway Rangiriri Section, the SH16 Waterview Causeway project and the SH16 Waterview Connection project. Ross has been the key researcher on a number of Transit New Zealand, Transfund and Land Transport New Zealand research projects and has been a reviewer on a number of recent NZTA research projects. Ross has a PhD from Auckland University where he studied the response of basecourse aggregates to repeated simple shear loading conditions. Ross is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand and the Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australasia. He is also a member of the National Pavement Technology Group.