Geometric & Pavement Design of Highway

Course Properties

Course date: 24-09-2017
Course End Date: 28-09-2017
Location Cairo

Course Objective:

     This course reviews and extends the fundamental concepts and principles of good highway geometric design.
     At the end of the course participants should:
         •  Understand the effects of various road environment features and constraints on driver behavior and highway safety.
         • Be aware of and apply appropriate standards and performance measures for assessing highway geometry.
         • Be able to determine an appropriate road alignment and cross-section to suit the surrounding environment.
         • Demonstrate the ability to systematically review and audit highway designs for consistency and appropriate standards.
         • Be able to prepare clear and accurate highway design plans, with documented design assumptions/calculations.


Who Should Attend:

    This course is designed for civil engineers, industry professionals, and practitioners involved in highway planning/design.


Course Contents:
                   • Geometric Design Context; Project Development
                   • Geometric  Design Criteria
                   • User, Vehicle, and Road Environment Factors.
                   • Sight Distance (Stopping/Overtaking).
                   • Speed Environment, Design Speed, and Design consistency (philosophy).

                   • Horizontal & Vertical Curve Design (incl. setting out and exercises).
                   • Cross-Section Design; Earthworks.
                   • Intersection/Interchange Principles & Design.
                   • Design Plans & Documentation.
                   • Design Checking.

                   • Roadside Hazards and Highway Appurtenances
                   • Diagonal Parking
                   • Traffic Control Devices
                   • Mailbox Turnouts
                   • Railroad Crossings and Signals

                   • Signs, Marking, Lighting, Landscaping, and Delineation.
                   • Land Use Access & Controls.
                   • Overtaking Opportunities.
                   • Pavement Design
                   • Bridges

                   • Pavement Preservation.
                   • Maintenance Projects.
                   • Intermittent Resurfacing System.
                   • Design Software Introduction.
                   • Design Project Exercise.