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The evolution of road design in Ireland

  • Date(s)
    Tuesday, 19 February 2019
  • Time(s)
    From 6:30 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

About the event

In this presentation Paul MacDonald will deliver a broad overview of geometric design in Ireland covering its history, from the road standards in the 1950s/1960s to the RT180 geometric standard in the 1970s/1980s to the design manual for roads and bridges approach from the turn of the century onwards.

Paul will review the advantages which the design manual for roads and bridges offers over the other geometric design standards in terms of its consideration of alignment constraint and layout constraint to determine the appropriate design speed. He will also provide an overview of the different objectives regarding geometric design when designing a motorway/dual carriageway compared to a single carriageway. This presentation aims to provide an overview of the evolvement of geometric design in Ireland over the last 80 years.

About the speaker

Paul MacDonald Chartered Engineer
Paul is Training Officer with Kildare National Roads Office. He has over 20 years' experience in roads, water and environmental engineering. He is a member of the Executive Board and Council of Engineers Ireland and he presents visiting lectures on global engineering trends in universities and colleges. He also has a keen interest in construction law and project finance.


Free and all are welcome to attend!

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