| i. Introduction to highway engineering
ii. Road classification and standards, vehicle speeds and kinematics, road geometric characteristics
iii. Roadway horizontal and vertical alignment, cross-section design
iv. Stopping and passing sight distance analysis
v. Grading operations, excavation and embankment, earthwork calculations, Bruckner diagram
vi. Highway design software
vii. Flexible pavement design
viii. Pavement materials, properties, composition, and testing.
ix. Pavement construction, machinery, and quality control
x. Construction of road excavations and embankments, cut and cover method
xi. Concrete structures, earth retaining walls, drainage works, small bridges
ROAD DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
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By the end of this course, the student will be able to:
· Assess an optimal highway horizontal alignment and determine its geometric properties.
· Assess an optimal highway vertical alignment and design the cross sections.
· Estimate the earthwork quantities and determine appropriate movement strategies.
· Develop the drawings for 3-D highway representation.
· Utilise highway design software.
· Identify pavement types, their properties, materials, and construction processes.
· Design flexible pavements.
· Apply methods for soil excavation and stabilization.
· Apply construction methods for retaining walls and other concrete structures.