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1st Edition

The Handbook of Highway Engineering

ISBN 9780849319860
Published September 28, 2005 by CRC Press
888 Pages 373 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Modern highway engineering reflects an integrated view of a road system's entire lifecycle, including any potential environmental impacts, and seeks to develop a sustainable infrastructure through careful planning and active management. This trend is not limited to developed nations, but is recognized across the globe. Edited by renowned authority T.F. Fwa, The Handbook of Highway Engineering provides a comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of all aspects of highway development and engineering. Its three sections range from consideration of socio-economic and environmental factors to design, construction, maintenance, and management.

Beginning with financing, access management, environmental impacts, road safety, and noise, the book explores the expanded responsibilities of the modern highway engineer as well as the increasing trend toward privatization of project development and financing. The next section considers technical issues in highway and pavement engineering, including materials, new mechanistic-empirical design approaches, and new closed-form solutions for backcalculation as well as deflection and stress computation in multi-slab systems. Rounding out the discussion, the final section examines construction, management, performance evaluation including nondestructive testing, and a chapter devoted to highway asset management.

Featuring contributions from eminent experts representing eight countries on four continents, The Handbook of Highway Engineering supplies all of the tools needed to manage the entire integrated process of modern highway development and engineering.

Table of Contents

Highway Financing; Anthony T.H. Chin
Access Management of Highways; K. Raguraman and Kumares C. Sinha
Environmental Impact Assessment of Highway Development; M.A. Aziz
Highway Safety; Ian Johnston
Road Traffic Noise; Stephen Samuels
Highway Geometric Design; R.L. Cheu
Highway Materials; Weng On Tam
Design of Flexible Pavements; Michael S. Mamlouk
Design of Rigid Pavements; T.F. Fwa and Liu Wei
Design of Segmental Pavements; John W. Bull
Overlay Design for Flexible Pavements; Mang Tia
Overlay Design for Rigid Pavements; T.F. Fwa
Highway Drainage Systems and Design; Khaled Ksaibati and Laycee L. Kolkman
Highway Construction; K.N. Gunalan
Project Management in Highway Construction; Derek Walker and Arun Kumar
Highway Maintenance; Ian van Wijk
Asset Management; Sue McNeil and Pannapa Herabat
Pavement Management Systems; Waheed Uddin
Highway Condition Surveys and Serviceability Evaluation; Zahidul Hoque
Structural Evaluation of Highway Pavements; T.F. Fwa
Pavement Skid Resistance Management; Kieran Feighan
Bridge Management Systems; Yi Jiang
Conversion Table for Metric and Imperial Units

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T.F. Fwa is the Recipient of the ASCE 2005 Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award "For his innovative research on highway and airport pavements and excellence in teaching and professional activities to enhance transportation engineering."
-Transportation and Development Institute of ASCE, 2005