ROAD DESIGN - the geometric design fundamentals

When:  May 8, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (AEST)
Associated with  New South Wales
IPWEA (NSW) and CPEE Professional Development Workshop: 
This workshop is a cooperative effort with the Centre for Pavement and Engineering Education

ROAD DESIGN - the geometric design fundamentals - Moree NSW - Postponed to 8 May 2018
Course Overview (1 Day) - 2018
($995.00 regular - $850.00 IPWEA Members incl. GST
(Group discounts for 5 or more available)


This Workshop is designed to provide participants with a broad understanding of some practical elements relating to geometric road design. It will generally take the format of information transfer and practical aspects will be covered on a computer design package, either through live demonstration or prepared recordings. This will largely be done in the setting of a rural road, but some differences with urban roads will also be addressed. The practical demonstrations will enable better understanding of the concepts and principles through following the geometric road design process in a real-world setting. The design of a safe road involves consideration of driver and environmental issues and traffic engineering factors, so a very board overview only will be provided to situate the geometric design and to understand and justify design decisions


·       Introduction & Objectives

·       Fundamentals Considerations
- location – road classification – traffic 
   volumes - environment considerations

·       Speed Parameters
- terminology – speed factors – local & 
   rural roads

·       Cross-section
- crossfall – crowns – lane widths – 
  shoulders – roadside drainage

·       Sight Distance
- parameters – stopping distances - curves

·       Coordination of Horizontal and Vertical Alignment
- principles – safety considerations – horizontal
  & vertical curves

·       Horizontal Alignment
- design procedure – types of curves – 
  minimum curve size – superelevation

·       Vertical Alignment
- vertical controls – grading procedure - 
  vertical curves: forms & types

·       Optimising Design
- quantities - reports & constructi


This one-day workshop would be best suited to Engineers/Specifiers, Construction Staff, Supervisors and other staff involved in Flexible Pavements. This workshop is ideal for those involved in non-highway roads, engaged primarily in local government work.


Dr Peter Gibbins, Associate Professor, University of Southern Queensland Core Presenter

Peter, in addition to his being an Assoc. Prof he is also the Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) in the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences at the University of Southern Queensland.  His professional background is in land surveying having spent 20 years in private practice, including many years designing engineering infrastructure including roads.  Peter holds a Bachelor of Surveying Degree from the University of Queensland, a Graduate Diploma of Technology Management from Deakin University, a Master of Geomatics Degree and a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning from the University of Southern Queensland, and a Doctor of Education Degree from the Queensland University of Technology.  He has a history of significant contribution as a practicing academic to the advancement of education and professional development.  His achievements have been recognised by receiving various awards including a prestigious Carrick Australian Award for University Teaching, and Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Award for Education and Professional Development.



Level 1,
30 Heber Street
Moree NSW 2400

DATE:       Tuesday 8 May 2018
TIME:       8.30am - 5.00 pm
 REGISTRATION:       Payment by credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or purchase order
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Level 1
30 Heber Street
Moree, NSW 2400


Elsie Pathmanathan
02 8267 3008