Highway Engineering - An Overview

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Course description

In Highway Engineering - An Overview, you'll learn ...

  • History of highway development in the US and the world
  • Transportation planning, highway evaluation and traffic flow characteristics
  • Characteristics of pedestrians, drivers and vehicles
  • Geometric design of highways with sample problems

Overview

Credit: 3 PDH

Length: 46 pages

Humans have been building roads for thousands of years. In fact, the streets of Babylon were paved as early as 2000 BC. Modern day streets and highways must safely accommodate thousands of vehicles each day.

In this course, you’ll learn the history of highways throughout the world, as well as the history and development of the highway systems in this country including the various laws enacted by congress for highway construction.

You’ll learn how highway design and construction is administered and financed. This course also covers the planning methods and evaluation of the economic, social and environmental consequences of highway projects.

You’ll learn traffic characteristics as related to highway design and the characteristics of road users such as drivers, pedestrians, and vehicles. Finally, you’ll learn principles of geometric design and the ability to set out horizontal and vertical curves in the field.

This course is relevant to consulting engineers, transportation engineers working in federal and state governments, city and county engineers and public works directors.

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Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 15 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

Training content

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • History of early development of highways in the world
  • History and development of the highway systems in this country including the various laws enacted by congress for highway construction.
  • Highway administration and the financing mechanism
  • Planning methods and evaluation of the economic, social and environmental consequences of highway projects
  • Traffic characteristics as related to highway design and the characteristics of the road users such as drivers, pedestrians, and vehicles
  • Principles of geometric design and the ability to set out horizontal and vertical curves in the field
  • Description and design of some of roadside appurtenances

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