Fundamentals of Road Construction (Online)

Starts:  Jul 27, 2021 11:00 (ET)
Ends:  Jul 28, 2021 16:00 (ET)
Associated with  South Australia


Delivered via Zoom

Live Online Training - 4 sessions over 2 half days + Optional 1hr workshop session

The course looks at Preliminary Site Investigations and at the construction of a road to the alignment, gradient and cross falls selected by the designer that often involve a considerable amount of earthworks. The necessary operations for the setting out, and control of earthworks operations are described and elaborated on together with a brief outline of the elements involved in geometric design. Note that the establishment of control lines and bench marks are specialised survey operations that are not covered in this course.

This courses also provides an understanding of the operations involved in the loosening, removing and depositing of earth, soil and rock and information on the construction of earthworks and the preparation of pavement foundations subsequent to the construction of a pavement structure. The aspect of Roadsides is also covered as they provide an important range of functions, including: access for the construction and maintenance of the road, control of surface water drainage, the provision of underground drainage, the provision of safety barriers, signs and lighting for the safe operation of the road. Worked examples and case studies are used throughout to facilitate practical learning.

Primary Presenter

Ken Russell | Consultant      

Ken who holds a degree in Civil Engineering and a Graduate Diploma in Municipal Engineering is a Chartered Professional Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Engineers and Fellow of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. He has developed his skills and knowledge over many years, with significant strategic roles as well as operational responsibilities.


$725.00 inc. GST