Glossary

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Table Drain - A table drain is a v, trapezoidal or parabolic shaped surface drain located immediately adjacent to the edge of a road.

Technical Asset Register - A technical asset register is a register of all assets of interest to an organisation, including those assets with a value less than the organisation's adopted capitalisation threshold.

Technical Service Level - A technical service level is a service level associated with the physical characteristics of an asset.

Technological Change Forecast - A technological change forecast is a document that lists possible technological changes that could affect a Council's (or any other organisation) asset management practices & asset life-cycle costs into the future, and documents the effects they could have.

Temporary Benchmark - A temporary benchmark (TBM) is a fixed point with a known elevation used for level control during construction works and surveys. Nails in road seals, or marks on kerb & channel are commonly used as temporary benchmarks.

Temporary Road Closure - A Temporary Road Closure is the temporary restriction of vehicular access to a road.

Terotechnology - Terotechnology is the economic management of assets. It is the combination of management, financial, engineering, and other practices applied to physical assets such as plant, machinery, equipment, buildings and structures in pursuit of economic life cycle costs.

Theatre - A theatre is a building designed for hosting plays or or other public performances, or for showing films.

Thoroughfare - A thoroughfare is public street that is open to traffic at both ends.

Thrust Block - A Thrust Block is a supporting structure for pipelines where thrust forces are likely to occur. When a pipeline changes direction or size, thrust forces are generated by the fluids inside the pipeline, which can displace a pipe unless it is restrained by a thrust block or anchor. The thrust block or anchor must be designed to withstand the forces that are likely to develop and move the pipe. The forces are due to momentum and pressure of the liquid carried by the pipe, and expansion or contraction of the pipe itself.

Time Management - Time management is the act or process of exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase efficiency or productivity.

Toilet Block - A Toilet Block is a building which has been constructed primarily to provide toilet facilities for the users of a facility or (in the case of a public toilet) for the general public. Toilet Blocks especially with showers, or of more elaborate construction are sometimes known as 'Amenities Buildings' or 'Amenities Blocks'.

Total Management Plan - A Total Management Plan (TMP) as an integrated strategic planning framework and business plan for maintaining or improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of services, in both the short and long term.

Town Hall - Town Hall is a traditional name for the major council office within a municipality. Many early town halls are now heritage buildings, with Council staff working out of newer office buildings.

Town Park - A town park is a formal park managed to a high standard, usually with mown and irrigated grass, paving, sculpture, shrub or flower beds. They are adjacent to and serving the main town centres and have intensive use. They may host special events.

Town Planning - Town Planning is the process of ensuring the unified development of cities, towns and regions by managing development, infrastructure and services.

Traffic - Traffic is the passage of vehicles and/or pedestrians along a road.

Traffic Congestion - Traffic Congestion is a problem associated with road networks that occurs as use increases, and is characterised by slower speeds, longer trip times, and increased queueing.

Traffic Control - Traffic Control is any measures taken to ensure the safe movement of motorists and pedestrians around worksites using temporary traffic signage, delineators, arrow boards and accredited traffic controllers.

Traffic Control Device - A Traffic Control Device is any sign, signal, pavement marking or device placed or erected for the purpose of regulating, warning or directing traffic and/or pedestrians.

Traffic Count - A traffic count is a count of vehicular traffic using a road. Traffics counts can be carried out either electronically or manually by people counting by the side of the road.

Traffic Counter - A traffic counter is a device, used to count, classify, and/or, measure the speed of vehicular traffic passing along a given roadway.

Traffic Impact Works - Regulation 4 of the Road Management (Works and Infrastructure) Regulations 2005 defines Traffic Impact Works as works –

  • conducted –
    • on a freeway; or
    • on an arterial road and that require the deviation of vehicular traffic into an on-coming traffic lane; or
    • in a clearway when it is in operation; or
    • on, or partly on, or that affect, a bridge or other structure; or
  • that require the closure to vehicular traffic of a part of a roadway for a continuous period of more than 12 hours or for more than 24 hours in 7 days; or
  • that have a significant impact on road safety, traffic or other infrastructure.

Traffic Island - A Traffic Island is a defined area, usually at an intersection, from which vehicular traffic is excluded. It is used to control vehicular movements and as a pedestrian refuge.

Traffic Lane - A traffic lane is a portion of a road carriageway allocated for the use of a single line of vehicles.

Traffic Light - A Traffic Light (or traffic signal) is an electronic device positioned at a road intersection or pedestrian crossing that regulates the flow of traffic through the intersection or at the crossing by variously displaying to motorists and pedestrians either; a red, amber or green light (or symbol), indicating which vehicles and/or pedestrians have right of way at a particular point in time.

Traffic Management - Traffic Management is the planning and management of the usage of roads.

Traffic Sign - A traffic sign (also Traffic Control Sign) is a sign, board, plate, screen, or another device, whether or not illuminated, displaying words, figures, symbols or anything else to regulate, direct or warn road users.

Traffic Survey - A traffic survey is a survey undertaken to determine the volume and/or nature of traffic utilising a particular route. A traffic survey can be manual or automatic.

Trafficable Width - The trafficable width of a road is equal to;

  1. the seal width or surfaced width or;
  2. in the case of a sealed road with edge lines the distance between the inside edges of the painted edge lines.

Transport - Transport is the movement of people, cattle, animals and goods from one location to another. Modes of transport include air, rail, road, water, cable, pipeline, and space.

Transport Engineering - Transport Engineering is the science of safe and efficient movement of people and goods. It encompasses research, policy development, planning, design, implementation, operation and management of all modes of travel, be that by road (including motorised and non motorised travel), rail, water or air, and interfaces between these modes and with other land uses.

Transport Infrastructure - Transport Infrastructure is infrastructure that supports the movement of people & goods. Local Government both provides and advocates for transport infrastructure.

Transverse Cracking - Transverse Cracking is an unconnected crack that runs across a road pavement, perpendicular to the direction of the road.

Tree - A tree is a long lived woody perennial plant greater than (or usually greater than) 3m in height with one or relatively few main stems or trunks.

Triple Bottom Line - The Triple Bottom Line (TBL) is a meme arguing that businesses should consider how well they are doing "socially" and "environmentally" as well as "financially" when assessing their performance.

Trunk Collector Street - A trunk collector street is a street connecting the internal street network of a residential subdivision with the external arterial road network, thus providing a specialised form of connection at locations where it is desirable to concentrate local traffic to an outlet, but not to attract through traffic.

Trunk Drain - A trunk drain is a large-capacity drainage channel or stormwater pipe which carries runoff from local street drainage systems to receiving waters. They are typically natural or artificial open channels located in a dedicated drainage easement or right-of-way. Pipes larger than a certain diameter may also be considered as trunk drains. They serve a number of sub-areas, are physically large, and any overflows are likely to cause direct damage and prolonged inconvenience.

Trunk Infrastructure - Trunk infrastructure is the ‘higher order’ or ‘shared’ development infrastructure required to ensure the healthy and safe functioning of the uses it is servicing. Trunk infrastructure’s primary purpose is to service ‘catchment’ areas with a number of users or developments, rather than servicing individual developments or users.

Trunk Road - A Trunk Road is a road classification within the Tasmanian Road Hierarchy. Its is a primary freight or passenger road connecting Tasmania.

Two Coat Seal - A two coat seal is a road surface treatment consisting of a layer of bitumen with large aggregate that is sealed over with another layer of bitumen with smaller aggregate.

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