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Sunday, 16 October 2011

HIGHWAY ENGINEERING

SYNOPSIS
HIGHWAY ENGINEERING provides knowledge on history of highway construction and the
organization involved in Malaysia. The emphasis of this course is on the technical
planning, pre-construction of the highway, pavement materials used in highway
construction and methods of construction of highway. This course also emphasize on
drainage system, traffic control devices and road furniture, flexible pavement design,
highway maintenance and conducting laboratory works.



CHAPTER
1.0 INTRODUCTION TO HIGHWAY
This topic exposes the student to transportation structure, history of highway, categories of highway in Malaysia and agencies involved in roads and highway in Malaysia.
2.0 PRE-CONSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAY
This topic covers site investigation, carriageway determination, surveying work and stacking, site clearing techniques, ground and soil work and soil stabilization techniques.
3.0 PAVEMENT MATERIALS
This topic focuses on highway construction pavement materials,properties and material testing.
4.0 CONSTRUCTION OF FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT HIGHWAY
This topic exposes the students to flexible pavement layers,construction of flexible pavement and quality control of work.
5.0 CONSTRUCTION OF RIGID PAVEMENT HIGHWAY
This topic exposes the students to rigid pavement, types of rigid pavement, construction of rigid pavement and methods of joint.
6.0 DRAINAGE
This topic covers sources of surface and ground water and also seepage of water into structure.
7.0 TRAFFIC CONTROL EQUIPMENT AND ROAD FURNITURE
This topic covers types of road furniture, road/street lighting,traffic signals, road signs, delineators, signboards and signage.
8.0 FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT DESIGN
This topic exposes the students to design factors, traffic loads and design calculations.
9.0 HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE
This topic covers types of maintenance, maintenance management,failures and maintenance techniques.

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