Roads and transportation


The Roads and Transportation society is for engineers with an interest in road and rail design, transport planning and traffic engineering.

The Active Travel Series shares knowledge on the planning, design and delivery of walking and cycling schemes. The free-to-attend webinars are delivered by the National Transport Authority in collaboration with the Engineers Ireland Roads and Transportation Society. Learn more here

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Construction innovation for the Dublin Airport Terminal 2 car park

  Author: Stephen Byrne CENG MIStructE, head of design and contracts, Asset Management & Development, Dublin Airport Authority Late 2010 saw the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) complete a major infrastructural development programme at Dublin Airport that included the construction of a new terminal. The opening of the new Terminal 2 (T2) in November of that year, with its 11.5 million annual passenger capacity, meant that the airport could now handle over 30 million passengers a ...

Can council engineers make workplace travel plans work?

Speakers: Finola O'Driscoll,  project manager for the national Real Time Passenger Information Project, National Transport Authority and Arlene Finn, co-ordinator of the Smarter Travel Workplaces and Smarter Travel Campus, National Transport Authority The National Transport Authority (NTA) has published detailed guides providing direction to local authorities and private companies on the adoption of best practice for encouraging smarter workplace travel. The details of these guides ...

Battery development may extend range of electric cars

  It is known that electric vehicles could travel longer distances before needing to charge and more renewable energy could be saved for a rainy day if lithium-sulfur batteries can just overcome a few technical hurdles. Now, a novel design for a critical part of the battery has been shown to significantly extend the technology's lifespan, bringing it closer to commercial use. "Lithium-sulfur batteries could one day help us take electric cars on longer drives and store renewable wind ...

Researchers develop first detailed model for a 3-D strand of curly hair

  The heroes and villains in animated films tend to be on opposite ends of the moral spectrum. But they are often similar in their hair, which is usually extremely rigid or — if it moves at all — is straight and swings to and fro. It is rare to see an animated character with bouncy, curly hair, since computer animators do not have a simple mathematical means for describing it. However, change may be coming soon to a cinema near you. In a paper appearing in the February 13 issue of ...

Pavement mix is an 'overnight' success on Dublin's streets

Authors: Alan Kavanagh (technical manager) and Gearoid Lohan (general manager), Atlantic Bitumen; Denis Ryan (general manager) and Jennifer Molloy (technical manager), SIAC Bituminous Products Ltd EME (or enrobé à module élevé in French) is a very dense, binder rich, continuously graded mix that was developed by the LCPC in France in the 1990s. The binder used to make EME is a very hard 10/20 pen grade. The combination of a dense mix, high binder content (typically of the order 5.3%) and the ...

PPPs set to transform Russia’s infrastructure delivery model

  Author: Paul MacDonald MIEI, CEng, executive engineer/training officer, Kildare National Roads Office The Russian economy has faced exceptional infrastructure needs as its economy transitions from the Soviet-era command economy to a rapidly growing market economy driven by energy resource exports. Russia’s vast geographic size creates challenges in terms of spatial planning for infrastructure across nine time zones, while its variable climate creates technical issues regarding ...

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