ROAD DESIGN - the geometric design fundamentals - Moruya

When:  May 8, 2019 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 - Moruya NSW
Course Overview (1 Day) - 2018
($950.00 regular - $800.00 IPWEA Members Ex. 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.


Klaus Kiesel, Specialist Consultant

Klaus is a  Civil Engineer with extensive Road Construction, State Government and Local Government experience. Strengths include planning and decision making, leading and motivating work teams, environmental compliance assessment, OH&S both compliance and education, aviation facility management, and a highly developed knowledge of pavement technology and contract administration. Klaus recently retired from VicRoads after 13 years, mainly with Regions and Major projects; assisting with the planning, design, construction and maintenance of the road network. As their Specialist Pavement Technology Engineer; Klaus kept abreast with the latest technology, being able to inform organisations on this technology for incorporation into their business. In this role he produced technical notes, specifications (new & updates) and standards for technical, project delivery personnel and contractors on best practice for the design and construction of pavements.


Eurobodalla Shire Council
Adminstration Centre
Vulcan Street
Moruya NSW 2537

DATE:   Wednesday 8 May 2019
TIME:       8.30am - 5.00 pm
 REGISTRATION:       Payment by credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or purchase order
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