Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB)

Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB)

The Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) is often considered the “Highway Design Bible”. It is a comprehensive series of highway documents, including standards, specifications and standard details. It is specifically designed for use on UK motorways and trunk roads. It has many sections which are not appropriate for local authority roads and is even less suitable around very low traffic roads such as schools and small residential estates. “On many occasions I have come across young engineers applying asphalt mixes...

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The Heritage Way, Gosport

The Heritage Way, Gosport

The Hertage Way is now an important road into this side of Gosport. In highway engineering terms it was very challenging. During the initial stages of  construction the whole area was flooded, contamined and constuction had ground to a halt. The entire development of the new housing estates depended on the road being built on time. I was brought in by the developer and his contractor to fundamentally review how the road could be built. Instead of the mass importing of capping material I proposed and agreed with the contractor a...

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