Roadwork: Theory and Practice, now in its sixth edition, gives the essential information needed by every road worker, highway technician, incorporated, graduate or chartered engineer, not only by explaining the theory of road construction and its associated activities, but by illustrating its application with practical working methods that are in use in everyday engineering practice. As such, it successfully bridges the gap so often found between civil engineering theory and the day-to-day work of a highways engineer.
The authors have drawn from a lifetime of experience in the construction industry and included current design and construction practices.
Table of Contents
Preface. Highway development. Maps, drawings and surveying. Earthworks. Drainage. Flexible and composite pavement. Rigid pavements. Kerbing, footways and paved areas. Ancillary construction work. Safety at work. Materials and testing. Highway plant. Street furniture. Bridgeworks: construction and maintenance. Highway maintenance. New Roads and Street Works Act. Site organization. Answers to revision questions. Suggested reading list. Index.
Malcolm Copson has worked in the civil engineering sector for 45 years before moving into transport and distribution. He has been actively involved in previous copies of this publication and maintained his keen interest in new engineering applications through membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Prior to recent retirement, he was an active member of the Highway Safety Officers Group and remains a corporate member of the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health.
Peter Kendrick moved from the education sector into highways engineering and became the first Training & Development Officer for Hereford and Worcester County Council Highways Department. He was responsible for developing highways training programmes for all disciplines and recognised the demand for educational material that could be applied at the practitioner level. He is an original author of this publication and, now retired, remains a well-informed consultant in the field of civil engineering.
Steve Beresford spent many years involved in Local Authority Highways Maintenance Trunk Roads and Motorway Inspections before moving into civil engineering training in both the public and private sector. He has managed his own training, development and consultancy business for over 12 years offering a wide range of practical bespoke courses and nationally accredited courses. He represented industry in the development of National Standards for Awarding Bodies.