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First Principles Road & Junction Design

  • Date(s)
    Wednesday, 2 March 2016
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Members:  €245
    Non-Members: €295
    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details

    This seminar is now sold out. Please contact the CPD Training Team on or +353 1 665 1326 to be added the waiting list.

  • CPD Credit
    1 hour   C1

Seminar overview

This one-day seminar organised by the Roads and Transportation Society of Engineers Ireland will cover a range of topics related to all aspects of road design in Ireland today. The seminar will focus on providing attendees with a whistle stop tour of the different design principles associated with typical road and junction design from ‘formation level’ up, and should give attendees the foundation to build on further developing detailed design proficiency in road design.  
Presentations will address the recent updates to the NRA Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (NRA DMRB) along with technical notes and guidance documents from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to highlight recent relevant changes to design standards. The new TII Publications system and website, which is due to be launched in March 2016 and to replace the NRA Standards website, will also be described.
The seminar will review geometric design standards including road link design, roundabouts, junction design, and design for traffic signals. The course will also outline future changes to the road geometry standards due to be published shortly. The seminar will expand on best practice guidance for urban street design, and sustainable urban drainage, and will also review the latest standards for Pavement design and construction.

The panel of speakers for the seminar includes Chartered Engineers, Senior Executive Engineers, Design Consultants and Senior Project Managers from leading organisations in both the private and public sector who boast a wealth of knowledge and experience in the area of road design.
This CPD seminar promises to be an interesting and informative day not to be missed. 
Seminar aim

The aim of the seminar will be to inform delegates involved with road design, both in the public and private sector, of the latest best practice approaches to road design techniques, standards and policies ensuring their knowledge base remains current.
The seminar will take place during the 10th anniversary of Engineers Week.
Who should attend?

This seminar is targeting the provision of refresher training to engineers and project managers who may have a need to reskill to adapt to the changing market in Ireland to meet clients’ needs, and services providers who are securing new commissions arising out of the improving economy and to allow them to be able to meet and deliver on their clients’ objectives.      
The seminar is aimed at both the public and private sector– specifically engineers, technicians, and consultants who:
  • Require a concise refresher course in the basics of road design including junction design
  • May be moving jobs or returning to work and wish to expand their knowledge base
  • Wish to keep informed of updates to design standards and policies/guidance
  • May not be working directly in a road design role but wish to up-skill 
  • Graduates that might benefit from a broad range of first principle design modules to further compliment their practical experience

This seminar is being delivered at a time of rapid change in the public sector and recovery in the private sector.  It is likely there will be a good demand for places on this seminar, so early booking is advised.

Presentations include:

  • Zita Langenbach, Chartered Engineer, Associate Director, Arup
    A review of recent and future updates to standards publications issued by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII)
  • Angela Grady, Chartered Engineer, Director, Roads and Transportation, RPS Group
    Road Link Design
  • Sean McGrath, Senior Executive Engineer, Fingal County Council
    Urban Street Design
  • Eoin O’Cathain, Chartered Engineer, Associate Director, Roughan and O'Donovan Consulting Engineers
    Roundabout Design
  • Oliver Dalton, Chartered Engineer, Associate Director, Clifton Scannell Emerson Associates (CSEA)
    Geometric Design of Junctions  
  • Martin Allen, Chartered Engineer, Senior Engineer, Arup
    Future updates to the Road Geometry Standards
  • Kieran Boyle, Chartered Engineer, Associate Director, Atkins Global
    An Overview of Junction Design with Traffic Signals
  • Eoin Cullinane, Senior Project Engineer, Nicholas O'Dwyer & Partners
    Sustainable Urban Drainage Design
  • Tom Casey, Chartered Engineer, Pavement & Asset Manager - Network Management, Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII)
    Introduction to TII Pavement Standards & Design


Make a Booking

2 March 2016

Terms and Conditions

Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing, fax or email.