This course discusses examples from different parts of the world – where road development and water security can be co-optimized. It will address ways to fundamentally rethink mainstream design and maintenance practices and make a number of modification to make roads contribute substantially not just to transport but also to the productive environment around them.
An increased prevalence of destructive weather events and tectonic plate movements has prompted all transport planners to consider these scenarios carefully. This course will present contingency plans and resilient design that proved their effectiveness. The course will also address reconstruction plans under “worst conditions” using appropriate engineering techniques and available resources.
Action is needed to diagnose systemic weaknesses and adapt transport systems to withstand expected climate impacts such as changes in rainfall, flooding, and sea-level rise as well as extreme weather events. This requires a better understanding of existing vulnerability assessment tools, cost-effective engineering measures and technologies all designed to ensure robustness, redundancy and resilience are designed into road networks. Using real world case studies taken from different fields of engineering, this course will help participants identify promising applications as well as knowledge gaps that can be addressed through information and capacity strengthening programs on one of the defining challenges for 21st century road programs.
The main emphasis of this course is to discuss specific design and maintenance features for all-weather low volume / rural roads. The course will present a variety of construction / reconstruction measures as well good maintenance practices for these low-volume roads.
This course focuses on implementation strategies for highway agencies and describes how to incorporate new pavement design processes into paving programs. The course provides participants with the skills to discuss the basic functions of testing procedures and equipment operation; interpret the data obtained from testing procedures; and apply test results to select materials for high-quality mix design and performance.
Attendees will learn how to design a safe work zone and they will learn about the newest technologies for work zone safety. How to use positive protection, truck mounted attenuators, dynamic, variable message signs and flagger training will be among the topics discussed.