The topic will cover the geometric design of road alignments, including the use and interpretation of survey information, associated earthworks and drainage calculations and application of software design tools. This will include an introduction to the civil engineering design process including the interaction of the specialisations and disciplines of civil engineering. Design specification, concept development, testing and evaluation will all be integrated into the design process. Engineering reports of all aspects of the design will be produced as well as an overview of Building Information Modelling (BIM) systems.
All civil engineers must have sound knowledge of design techniques and the tools available to civil engineers. The aim of this topic is to present an introduction to civil engineering design and to ensure that students are familiar with civil engineering processes and tools.