Developing countries in the tropics have different natural conditions and different institutional and financial situations to industrialized countries. However, most textbooks on highway engineering are based on experience from industrialized countries with temperate climates, and deal only with specific problems.
Road Engineering for Development (published as Highway and Traffic Engineering in Developing Countries in its first edition) provides a comprehensive description of the planning, design, construction and maintenance of roads in developing countries.
It covers a wide range of technical and non-technical problems that may confront road engineers working in this area. The technical content of the book has been fully updated and current development issues are focused on.
Designed as a fundamental text for civil engineering students this book also offers a broad, practical view of the subject for practising engineers. It has been written with the assistance of a number of world-renowned specialist professional engineers with many years experience in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Central America.
Table of Contents
Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Roads and Development. 2. Policy. 3. Traffic. 4. Traffic Safety. 5. Roads and Environment. 6. Planning Methods. 7. Economic Appraisal. 8. Soil Investigation 9. Tropical Soils and Rocks. 10. Hydrology and Drainage. 11. Geometric Design Controls. 12. Geometric Alignment Design. 13. Earthworks, Unbound and Stabilized Pavements. 14. Asphalt Pavement Materials. 15. Structural Design of Asphalt Pavements. 16. Contracts and Work Procurement. 17. Contract Supervision. 18. Appropriate Technology. 19. Maintenance Management. 20. Maintenance Operations. 21. The HDM-4 Road Investment Model. 22. Institutional Development. 23. Training of Staff. 24. Development Aid.
This book provides a whole text on main road and traffic engineering for developing countries. it’s aimed primarily at students and young engineers from the developed world UN agency have responsibility for such add the Third World, however will be valuable for native main road engineers.