Looking to improve your skills or those within your organisation? Do you need to log CPD points for your professional development?
ARRB is the leader in roads and transport knowledge transfer. As Australia’s independent national transport research organisation, we have in-house expertise in all facets of the roads and transport industry, and we can share that knowledge with you and your organisation.
Now we have a simple and easy-to-view library for our past webinars.
More ARRB webinars will be added to the library over time.
If you’re looking for information on upcoming ARRB webinars, including how to register, you can find that here
The Smart Pavements Now masterclass series showcased ARRB’s expertise in the pavement space.
Several of the masterclasses and workshops have been recorded on video, and are now available for purchase.
You’ll find masterclasses on:
Plus, you can view for FREE all three plenary sessions on Smart Materials and Design, Asset Measurement Devices, and Sustainability and Safety.
This course introduces the context, concepts and principles underlying the practice of designing roads in Australia, New Zealand and other developed countries - how to provide a safe and more efficient road network for all road users.
The training consists of 5 topics; including a video to watch, reading and quizzes
Who Should do the course?
Road design is a fundamental component in the development of the road network; thus having a basic understanding of the road design process, the challenges and constraints experienced during the design process will assist practitioners in the fields of pavements, asset management, maintenance, safety and mining to be a proactive contributor in a design team and enhance their knowledge to apply to their own engineering discipline. This training is beneficial to all graduates working for a road agency or consultant, or any experienced practitioner who wishes to refresh their understanding.
What are the topics?
Topic 1 Overview of road design
The first topic covers the philosophy, principles and purpose of road design, with their link to the Safe System. Geotechnical issues will also be touched on in this session.
Topic 2 - Geometric Design
The next topic discusses geometric design principles in more detail; with specific focus on sight distance, cross sections, horizontal and vertical alignment, and the design of auxiliary lanes.
Topic 3 - Intersections and Roundabouts
Now it’s time to delve into best practice for designing intersections. Both urban and rural types and layouts will be examined, considering both signalised and unsignalised varieties and roundabouts.
Topic 4 - Drainage Design
Let’s not forget the importance of drainage design considerations in the road design process. Environmental considerations, urban and rural hydrology, pavements drainage, piped systems and culverts will be discussed.
Topic 5 - Roadside Design
The final topic discusses the safe and functional design of the roadside environment including safety mitigation strategies. The location and design requirements for pedestrian paths and cycling paths will also be considered.
This course is recognised by ENGINEERS AUSTRALIA for Continuing Professional Development.
Engineers Australia members can choose to record CPD hours for attendance at this event in their personal CPD logs. Members should refer to Engineers Australia’s CPD Policy for details of requirements and conditions.
Certificate of Completion will be sent by email on successful completion of the assessment activities
Start any time
AU$285 to enrol ($150 for students)
How will you learn?
This course is delivered through our learner management system. It is self-paced. Our learning designer will touch base as soon as you enrol to give you some strategies to work through the material.