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Advanced Road Construction

Planning, Design & Execution concepts

3 Day Training

Dates: 26 – 28 June 2024
Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa
Platform: Available In-Class / Online

Price: R 8 999.00

This is a Non-accredited Course

Course Introduction

Road building, in its most basic form, entails laying asphalt, concrete, or other materials to provide a smooth surface for vehicles. But, as we all know, it’s far more complicated than that. Road building entails numerous phases, each of which is a complicated enterprise in and of itself.

 

To efficiently build plans for these projects, engineers must consider the sharpness of curves, the incline of hills, drainage, location, traffic volume, and many other aspects. This Advanced Road Construction training provides technical insight on how these are planned, project designed, constructed and maintained.

Course Objectives

By attending this Advanced Road Construction training, delegates will be able to understand: 

  • The different types of road layers, structures and slope protection.

  • Five basic stages in Road Construction planning and development

  • Fundamentals of geometric design

  • Earthwork: Measurements, setting out of earth work, computation of areas

  • Earthmoving Equipment Permissible axle loads, Requirements & Availability

  • Subgrade materials: properties & tests, selection, requirements of bituminous mixes

  • Types of drainage structures and their uses: Subsurface, Catch-water & Miter drains

  • Culverts and their gradient and angles

  • The Construction Process Execution: Layer and finish works

  • Road maintenance activities & optimum timing

  • Reducing the safety risk during road construction

Who should attend?

This Advanced Road Construction training is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Persons who wish to broaden their knowledge and understanding of aspects of road construction and maintenance

  • Municipal workers out of various sections who must start to understand road construction and maintenance

  • Civil Consulting Engineers/Technicians

  • Contractors

  • Construction Inspectors and Supervisors

  • Road Maintenance Supervisors

  • Relevant Government employees/departments

Training methodology

Training Methodology

Our diverse instructional approaches ensure effective learning:

– Lectures & Presentations: Engage with expert-driven, stimulating content.
– Course Material: Access well-crafted supporting resources.
– Group Work: Collaborate on discussions and case studies for practical insights.
– Workshops & Role-Play: Participate in immersive, scenario-based activities.
– Practical Application: Focus on applying theoretical knowledge in real situations.
– Post-Training Support: Receive extensive support after training for skill implementation.

Training Outline

MODULE 1: ROADWAY CHARACTERISTICS & FUNCTION

  • History of Roadway Engineering

  • Road Classification

  • The Road Pavement Structure: Revision

  • Types of pavement in road construction

  • Pavement Surface Characteristics

MODULE 2: PLANNING AND PRE-CONSTRUCTION OF ROAD WORK        

  • Planning Requirements

  • Preparation and Planning Scheme of a New Road

  • Stages in Planning Construction of a new road

  • Content of the Preliminary Report

  • Site Investigation

  • Survey work and setting out

MODULE 3: ROAD CONSTRUCTION DESIGN       

  • What is Road Construction Design?

  • Design Criteria

  • Key steps in Road Construction Design

  • Geometric design

  • Drainage Design

  • Selecting suitable pavement materials in road design

  • Create detailed Road Construction plans

  • Presentation of the Geotechnical Investigation Report

MODULE 4: EARTHWORK OPERATIONS & MACHINERY  

  • Earthwork Operations

  • Excavation equipment

  • Construct Embankments

  • The Embankment Construction Process

  • Side Slope Operation

MODULE 5: ROAD CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND TESTING   

  • Categories of road construction materials

  • Effects on Soil

  • Raw material used as Road Aggregate

  • Functions of Bituminous materials

  • Sources of Bituminous Binders

MODULE 6: HIGHWAY DRAINAGE CONCEPTS & WORKS

  • Definition and importance

  • Effects of improper Drainage

  • Highway Drainage Requirements

  • Side drains

  • Sub-surface drainage

  • The role of Sub-surface Drainage:

  • Control of Seepage Flow

  • Control on Capillary Rise

  • Cross Drainage Works

MODULE 7: CONSTRUCTION OF FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT   

  • Definition & Introduction

  • Structure of Flexible Pavement

  • Functions of Flexible Pavement

  • Flexible Pavement Construction Process

MODULE 8: ROAD MAINTENANCE         

  • Maintenance Operation

  • Road Upgrading

  • Road Maintenance Activities

MODULE 9: SAFETY REGULATIONS IN ROAD CONSTRUCTION    

  • Good Practices in Health and Safety

  • Safety engineering

  • Road construction Safety Plan

  • Safe Site Practices

MODULE 10: ROAD CONSTRUCTION QUALITY ASSURANCE & AUDITING 

  • Definitions and Key Components: Quality Policy, Control, Improvement & QMS

  • Steps involved in Road construction Quality Assurance

MODULE 11: PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN ROAD CONSTRUCTION

  • Key components and steps in Road Construction projects

  • The Project Managements steps in more detail:

  • Required Skills for Road Project Managers

  • The Project Scheduling Process

  • Road construction Project Closeout

  • Case Study: Road Project Management Plan

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