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  • Practical Road Safety Auditing, Third edition
  • Practical Road Safety Auditing explores the systematic process for checking the safety of new and improved road schemes for the benefit of future road users.

    An effective Road Safety Audit ensures that all highways schemes operate as safely as is practicable by minimising the chance of future collisions and reducing the risk in their severity. The third edition of Practical Road Safety Auditing provides engineers with clear and comprehensive guidance regarding the new Certificate of Competency, launched by the Highways Agency as part of the new Safety Audit Standard in the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges.

    Not only will a successful Audit help road users such as pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, bus users, equestrians and those with visual and mobility impairments, but an understanding and appreciation of an efficient Road Safety Audit will also improve design and evaluation processes for both new and existing road schemes across the world.

    This new edition shares the latest theory and practice from regions such as Europe, South East Asia, Australasia, the Middle East, Canada and the Americas, using real-life examples and case studies of successes and failures to enable the reader to apply best practice to their own road scheme.

    Practical Road Safety Auditing includes:

    ·         Up-to-date new research and control data from the industry to help readers carry out a successful Road Safety Audit

    ·         New Certificate of Competency requirements for engineers in the UK and a brief discussion of practice in other countries

    ·         Coverage of other types of design audits, including technical, cycle, pedestrian, mobility, Non-Motorised User Audit and Quality Audit

    ·         Current issues and legal implications of the Road Safety Audit process.

    Written by practising Road Safety Auditors, who between them have carried out over 2,000 Road Safety Audits, this book will teach, inform and guide all practitioners commissioning audits, those carrying them out, and those whose schemes are being audited.

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  • Earthworks: A guide, second edition
  • Earthworks: a guide outlines the key principles and practicalities of earthworks for projects of all scales, for the construction of minor works through to major earth structures. It provides comprehensive coverage of the essential processes behind: classification of fills, excavation, fill material design, fill selection, fill compaction, and cutting and embankment stability, offering information on these critical topics to earthworks engineers. 

    Earthworks operations include the excavation, transport, placement and compaction of fill materials to construct earth structures, and is a significant element of almost all civil engineering projects.  A good understanding of earthworks design and construction enables the delivery of successful projects and avoidance of costly problems. 

    Earthworks: a guide:

    • - builds on the original work by Neil Trenter, and is revised and updated in line with current  standards and practice
    • - establishes the essential theoretical background to the compaction process
    • - explains design and construction control and monitoring procedures necessary for earthworks
    • - describes different approaches to the selection of engineering properties for designing earth structures
    • - includes a description of safety factors for slopes and embankments.

    Earthworks discusses the practical consequences of the choices made by engineers, it evaluates environmental, economic and ground risk management factors, and provides essential information and practical advice to those working in earthwork engineering today.

    Addressing the needs of all involved in earthworks, there are chapters dedicated to design, construction control and the essential processes behind fills and excavations .

    This guide is an invaluable and authoritative reference tool for geotechnical engineers, geology specialists and civil engineers working in earthworks.

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  • The Shell Bitumen Handbook, 6th edition
  • Shell has been at the forefront of bitumen technology for over 90 years, and continues to play a leading role in global bitumen research and development. The Shell Bitumen Handbook is an authoritative source of information on bitumen use in road pavements around the world.

    The Shell Bitumen Handbook explores the very latest technical trends within the industry. Compiled by an international team of Shell experts from Europe, Asia and the Americas, the 6th edition contains global examples of regulations, specifications and practice, highlighting similarities and differences between the regions and reflecting the fact that growth economies are adapting and developing new practices, specifications and driving research in this area.

    An established, renowned and vital source, The Shell Bitumen Handbook covers the manufacturing, handling and main engineering properties and specifications of both bitumen and asphalt technology, examining how they are designed, manufactured, tested and used. The book also covers the analytical design of flexible pavements – a field in which Shell is particularly well established – as well as surface treatments and certification.

    The Shell Bitumen Handbook includes reference to new and revised European harmonised specifications as well as new guidance on recycling, warm asphalt mixtures, foam mixtures, bitumen additives and certification schemes for bitumen and asphalt. There are also expanded chapters on the constitution and structure of bitumen, bitumen rheology, polymer modified bitumens, bitumen health, bitumen adhesion and testing of asphalts and surface treatments.

    The Shell Bitumen Handbook provides new and experienced engineers with accessible and practical technical content such as:

    • - Global examples of bitumen regulation, specification and practice written by Shell experts across the world
    • - Coverage of the properties, testing methodology and performance related issues of different types of asphalt
    • - Information on the new standardised test methods to assess product performance
    • - State-of-the-art methods for building longer lasting road pavements
    • - Extensive referencing, enabling readers to discover more about subject areas and research topics
    • - New and updated appendices to support the reference value of the book.

    The Shell Bitumen Handbook is an essential, comprehensive reference tool intended to be of daily use to civil engineers, laboratory and site technicians and operation managers, as well as students and researchers in pavement construction and maintenance.

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  • Programme Management in Construction
  • Programme Management in Construction provides a comprehensive introduction to the application of programme management in the construction industry, demonstrating detailed coverage of programme management techniques through best practice guidance and case study examples.

    Encompassing project, design and construction management, this book explains how programme management methodology can enable a seamless flow of information between the major stakeholders to allow simultaneous management of the full scope of work and the full range of activities necessary to deliver complex multidisciplinary projects on time, on budget and to the required quality specifications.

    Programme Management in Construction:

    - discusses design team formation and work stages, charter agreements, Building Information Management/Modelling and analyses current case studies such as financial and programme pre-planning illustrations

    - presents the decision-making tools available to navigate potential pitfalls and effectively plan and co-ordinate large construction programmes

    - provides an example of a programme, carried through the whole book, considering the successes and failures of the management of the programme

    - examines the contractual and legal implications of challenges and opportunities faced by programme managers.

    Programme Management in Construction shares the visionary insights and practical experiences of four industry experts who present the multi-faceted nature of programme management for construction professionals. Setting out broad definitions, sound philosophy and theory, and specific practical implications of the applications of programme management, this book is essential reading for the client, stakeholders, contractors and other practitioners dealing with large projects and programmes in the construction industry worldwide.

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