Practical Highway Design - Introduction - Training Course

Heathrow Heathrow Airport (LHR), Longford TW6, UK
£260.00 Ex. VAT
Practical Highway Design - Introduction  - Training Course
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The course provides an introduction to the design of highways using the Design     Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB). Use of the design standards within the     manual is mandatory for motorways and trunk roads and forms the basis of design     for many other classes of roads. 

Course Objectives:

To provide delegates with an understanding of the interrelation between the     capacity and geometry of major highways and appreciate how the highway structure     may be fitted into the existing terrain. Although the focus is on major highways,     the principles may be applied to local roads and developments. 

Learning outcomes:

At the conclusion of this course delegates will:

  • Understand the role of the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges in highway       design 
  • Be able to appreciate the fundamentals of geometry and capacity of both       highway links and junctions 
  • Gain a practical appreciation of the inter-relation of the elements of       the highway

Course Outline:

Session 1 
    Introduction to the DMRB with particular reference to Volume 5- Assessment     and Preparation of Road Schemes, Volume 6-Road Geometry and reference to Volume     7-Pavement Design 

Session 2 
    Highway capacity - Link Capacity and junction capacity 

Session 3 
    Highway Geometry - Highway link design. The geometry of junctions 

Session 4 
    The road in cross section - highway details, headroom and clearance 

Session 5 
    Elements of drainage 

Session 6

    Mode of delivery:

The training course is run as a series of PowerPoint presentations linked     by interactive workshops allowing participants to apply the information gained     to practical examples. Discussion of the reason for the methods used and their     practical implementation is central to the training. 

Benefits Perceived by Participants:

"Excellent overview of the subject".

Intended for:

Graduate engineers or technicians with little or no experience of work on     highway design or for engineers from other backgrounds wishing to gain a basic     insight into highway work.

Pre-course requirements:

Participants need have no previous experience of highways, but a background     in engineering is assumed.  Delegates are required to bring a calculator, scale rule (1/2500) and a pencil.


1 day (6 hrs) IPD-CPD

Note: A two-day course which expands     the above programme and includes practical sessions is also available.

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