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Road Design from First Principles - Part 2

  • Date(s)
    Wednesday, 1 March 2017
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Member:  €245
    Non-Members: €295

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details. If you wish to be invoiced for event fee please contact our CPD Training team

  • CPD Credit
    7 hours   C1

Seminar overview

This one-day seminar organised by the Roads and Transportation Society of Engineers Ireland will cover a range of topics related to road development and design in Ireland today and is a follow up to the very successful seminar of the same title held in 2016. (NOTE: It is not a pre-requisite to have attended last year’s seminar, the range of topics to be covered are different and represent areas where it was not possible to cover previously due to time constraints, as well as reflecting the broader scheme development aspect of the seminar objective.)
The seminar will focus on providing attendees with some of the background principles applied towards securing the necessary approvals to progress a road scheme development (including planning and project appraisal), as well as covering a number of the different design principles associated with typical road design not covered in our previous seminar held in 2016, such as geotechnical design, design of vehicles restraint systems etc.  The objective of the proposed seminar programme is to give attendees the foundation to build on further developing proficiency at the development as well as detailed design of a road scheme.  
Presentations will address various stages of road design from the planning process, geotechnical site investigation, road signage and design requirements for vehicle restraint systems. The seminar will also give an overview of project appraisal guidelines and will explore urban drainage design including Section 50 requirements. 
The panel of speakers for the seminar includes Chartered Engineers, Senior Executive Engineers, Managing Directors, Directors of Planning and Design Consultants from leading organisations in both the private and public sector who hold a wealth of knowledge and experience in the area of road design.
This CPD seminar promises to be an interesting and informative day not to be missed. Delegates who attend the seminar can claim 7 hours CPD for their records. For more information on how Engineers Ireland members can now record their CPD online click here.

Seminar aim

The aim of the seminar will be to inform delegates involved with road design, both in the public and private sector, of the latest best practice approaches to road development as well as design techniques, standards and policies ensuring their knowledge base remains current. The seminar will take place the week before Engineers Week and to mark the occasion Engineers Ireland is offering free participation to the first 6 full time students who apply for the seminar. 

Who should attend?

This seminar is targeting the provision of refresher training to engineers and project managers who may have a need to reskill to adapt to the changing market in Ireland to meet client’s needs, and services providers who are securing new commissions arising out of the improving economy and to allow them to be able to meet and deliver on their clients objectives.   
The seminar is aimed at both the public and private sector– specifically engineers, technicians, and consultants who:
  • Require a concise refresher course in the basics of road design
  • May be moving jobs or returning to work and wish to expand their knowledge base
  • Wish to keep informed of updates to design standards and policies/guidance
  • May not be working directly in a road design role but wish to up-skill 
  • Graduates that might benefit from a broad range of first principle design modules to further complement their practical experience

This seminar is being delivered at a time of rapid change in the public sector and recovery in the private sector.  It is likely there will be a good demand for places on this seminar, so early booking is advised.

Presentations include:

  • Rachel Kenny, Director of Planning, An Bord Pleanála
    The Planning Process for Roads
  • Conor Fitzgerald, Senior Engineer, Network Operations, Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII)
    Road Signage and Markings for Designers
  • Rowan O’Callaghan, Chartered Engineer, Senior Associate, RPS Group
    Design Requirements for Vehicle Restraint Systems
  • Mark Peters, Director at Byrne Looby Partners (Ireland & MENA), Byrne Looby
    Geotechnics and Site Investigation for Road Designers
  • Derval Cummins, Chartered Engineer, European Advisory Leader, Transportation, AECOM
    An Overview of the Project Appraisal Guidelines
  • Peter Monahan, Chartered Engineer, Managing Director, PMCE Ltd
    Road Infrastructure Safety Management
  • Victor Coe, Chartered Engineer, Senior Executive Engineer, Dublin City Council &
    Gerard O'Connell, Chartered Engineer, Engineer-in-Charge, Regional Projects & Flood Advisory Office, Dublin City Council

    Storm Water Management in Dublin


Make a Booking

1 March 2017

Terms and Conditions

Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.