You are currently viewing An Introduction to Highway Design and Construction, London PTRC0140

An Introduction to Highway Design and Construction, London PTRC0140

Course Overview (Course Code: PTRC0140)

Continuing cut-backs and restraint in funding of highway construction and maintenance has led to even greater need for practitioners to gain an appreciation and understanding of cost-effective highway design, specification and implementation. The principles of highway engineering apply not only to the construction of major new road schemes, but also to smaller improvements, deconstruction and on-going road maintenance. Design approaches are related to DMRB, also to the Manual for Streets. This two-day course will consider the roles and responsibilities of highway authorities and consultants. Additionally it will guide participants through highway design and construction of new or remodelled roads.

Who is this for?

The course is particularly appropriate for recent recruits to consultancies, developers and highway authorities working in design and maintenance departments, also to engineering graduates and technicians working with highway engineers. As well as experienced engineers and technicians requiring an update of current legislation, processes and technology.

Course Fees

Standard Fee: £525 + VAT CILT Member/ Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £475 + VAT


On completion of this course, delegates will have:
• An understanding of current legislation and standards relating to day-to-day management and maintenance of public highways
• An awareness of current design guidance concerning capacity and layout of Links & Junctions based on DMRB
• An overview of Tender & Contract procedures, Private Finance Initiative & Partnerships
• An understanding of the structural design and construction of road pavements and supporting foundations, based on DMRB
• As well as an awareness of the options and benefits of recycling road materials
• An awareness of the current requirements of CDM, and Health and Safety at Work and the Safety Audit Procedure based on DMR