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Roadwork Theory and Practice gives the essential information needed by every road worker, highway technician, incorporated, graduate or chartered engineer, not only by explaining the theory of road construction and its associated activities, but by illustrating its application with practical working methods that are in use in everyday engineering practice. As such, it successfully bridges the gap so often found between civil engineering theory ...
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Roadwork: Theory and Practice

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Overview

Roadwork Theory and Practice gives the essential information needed by every road worker, highway technician, incorporated, graduate or chartered engineer, not only by explaining the theory of road construction and its associated activities, but by illustrating its application with practical working methods that are in use in everyday engineering practice. As such, it successfully bridges the gap so often found between civil engineering theory and the day-to-day work of a highways engineer.

Now in its fifth edition, this classic textbook has been fully revised in line with recent changes to EU standards, legislation, terminology and specifications. The new edition now includes end of chapter review questions and references for further reading.

Students will find this text fully caters for the requirements of BTEC National and NVQ qualifications in construction, civil engineering and highways maintenance. In addition, content has been matched to the specifications of the new Higher Nationals in Civil Engineering from Edexcel. Professionals will find the new edition to be an invaluable up-to-date reference source, especially of relevance to recent graduates new to the work place.

Roadwork Theory and Practice gives the essential information needed by every road worker, highway technician, incorporated, graduate or chartered engineer, not only by explaining the theory of road construction and its associated activities, but by illustrating its application with practical working methods that are in use in everyday engineering practice. As such, it successfully bridges the gap so often found between civil engineering theory and the day-to-day work of a highways engineer.

Now in its fifth edition, this classic textbook has been fully revised in line with recent changes to EU standards, legislation, terminology and specifications. The new edition now includes end of chapter review questions and references for further reading.

Students will find this text fully caters for the requirements of BTEC National and NVQ qualifications in construction, civil engineering and highways maintenance. In addition, content has been matched to the specifications of the new Higher Nationals in Civil Engineering from Edexcel. Professionals will find the new edition to be an invaluable up-to-date reference source, especially of relevance to recent graduates new to the work place. Revised throughout to ensure content in line with new EU Standards

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Provides practical information for roadworkers, highway technicians, and engineers. Explains basic theory of road construction and its associated activities, and details working methods and new developments in techniques and materials. This fourth edition is updated in line with new standards and legislation, and includes a new chapter on the New Roads and Street Works Act, its regulations and codes of practice, and revised British Standards. This edition is in paperback for the first time. Wignall is a former consultant engineer, public works engineer, and Head of Engineering Science and Construction at Kidderminster College for 16 years. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136367762
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/30/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 336
  • File size: 30 MB
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Meet the Author

Malcom Copson has spent his working life in Civil Engineering, with experience in large construction projects and maintenance, having held the post of Training Centre Manager and Safety Officer, he is currently UK Safety Training Manager for a large design and construction management company.
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Table of Contents

1 Highway development 1
2 Maps, drawings and surveying 8
3 Earthworks 36
4 Drainage 47
5 Flexible and composite pavements 78
6 Rigid pavements 102
7 Kerbing, footways, and paved areas 117
8 Ancillary construction work 135
9 Safety at work 148
10 Materials and testing 172
11 Highway plant 195
12 Street furniture 216
13 Bridgeworks : construction and maintenance 244
14 Highway maintenance 258
15 New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 : second edition 2002 281
16 Site organization 293
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