Geometric & Pavement Design of Highway
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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.
• 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
• Pavement Preservation.
• Maintenance Projects.
• Intermittent Resurfacing System.
• Design Software Introduction.
• Design Project Exercise.