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Highway Engineering Launch of 3rd Edition

Posted: 19 May, 2016

Highway Engineering: DIT Civil Engineers launch new edition

Since its first publication in 2003, Highway Engineering has become a standard textbook for students of civil engineering. The second edition was published in 2008, and now the third edition has been published by Wiley Blackwell. The original author, Dr Martin Rogers, has been joined for this edition by Dr Bernard Enright. Both authors teach in the DIT School of Civil & Structural Engineering.

Highway Engineering covers all the basic material needed by civil engineers to address the analysis, design and construction of motorways and roads.  The repair, renovation and replacement of highway infrastructure, along with the provision of new highways, are core elements of civil engineering, so the bookcovers both theory and practice in sufficient depth to provide a solid grounding to students of civil engineering and trainee practitioners. By making frequent reference to the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, Highway Engineering moves in a logical sequence from the planning and economic justification for a highway, through the geometric design and traffic analysis of highway links and intersections, to the design and maintenance of both flexible and rigid pavements. It also places the provision of roads and motorways in context by introducing the economic, political, social and administrative dimensions of the subject, along with introducing the important topic of sustainability in transport engineering.

Primarily a text for undergraduate students of civil engineering, the third edition of Highway Engineering covers topics that will also be of interest to surveyors and transport planners.