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CPD Seminar: Urban Street Design for Engineers

  • Date(s)
    Wednesday, 13 November 2013
  • Time(s)
    8:45 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Members: €245
    Non-Members: €295
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  • CPD Credit
    1 hour   C1

Seminar Aim

The Seminar will give attendees a greater understanding of the detailing and benefits of aspects of landscape design, lighting and ecological features, among other things, and will better equip civil engineers to guide and lead urban realm design projects.


Our urban streets have suffered from under investment over the past decades with substantial attention being driven towards improving the inter-city transport infrastructure.  However with the establishment of the National Transport Authority and the recent publication of the Design Manual for Urban Roads and Streets (DMURS), the focus of urban design is set to be reinvigorated, particularly buoyed by objectives to increase the uptake of sustainable transport modes and to meet modern community living demands.
The Roads and Transportation Society is delighted to build on the success of our Shared Space and Cycling seminars of recent years in focussing this year on the design of streets from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Experts from complimentary professions will advise on particular elements of street design to ensure engineers have a holistic appreciation of the myriad of factors involved in successfully making our streets liveable.


Who should attend?

While the seminar is particularly focussed towards civil engineers engaged in the design of urban streets, it promises to be of benefit to the broader urban design community, including architects, planners, landscape architects and developers / development agencies.

Structure of the Day

Session 1: What is place?
Introducing the concepts of space, the basic principles of how we live and use our urban streets and the Design Manual for Urban Roads and Streets, together with a recent case study from Belfast.
  • Urban Streets We Live In - placemaking
    Dave Kirkwood, Managing Director, Mitchell + Associates
  • Urban Streets for Transit
    Phil Jones, Managing Director, Phil Jones & Associates, UK
  • Introduction to DMURS
    Paul Hogan, Senior Planner, South Dublin County Council
  • Belfast Streets Ahead
    Andy Patterson, Director, AECOM
Session 2: Who/What are we designing for?  
This session will look at design elements for pedestrians, cyclists and mobility impaired users and how to incorporate heritage value into urban street design.
  • Pedestrians and Permeability
    Tiago Oliveira, Associate ARUP
  • Universal Design
    Neil Murphy, Senior Built Environment Advisor, Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, National Disability Authority
  • Taking Account of the Heritage Value - The Regeneration of a Historic Street
    Nicky Matthews, Architectual Conservation Officer
Session 3: The Constituent Elements
Hard landscaping, street trees, biodiversity and lighting security will be discussed in this session
  • Street Trees
    Tim Austin, Austen Associates
  • Biodiversity and Urban Streets
    Maryann Harris, Senior Executive Parks Superintendent - Biodiversity, Parks and Lanscapes Services Division, Dublin City Council 
  • Lighting and Security
    John MacInnes, Group Facilities Director, Noonan Security & Urbis
Session 4: Procurement and Auditing Challenges
This session will explore practical challenges in procuring multi-disciplinary consultant teams and selecting appropriate construction contracts, as well as discussing the new requirements for Quality Audits arising from DMURS.
  • The Multi-Disciplinary Approach
    John Kelly, Managing Partner, Brady Shipman Martin
  • Writing the Brief and Procurement of Multidisciplinary Consultants
    Grangegorman Development Agency
  • The Contracting Environment and Procurement of Contractors
     Ciaran Browne, Chartered Engineer, Construction Manager, Railway Procurement Agency
  • Quality Audits 
    Peter Monahan, PMCE


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13 November 2013