Road Design - the geometric design fundamentals
Event Description
IPWEA (NSW) and CPEE Professional Development Workshop: 
This workshop is a cooperative effort with the Centre for Pavement and Engineering Education

ROAD DESIGN - the geometric design fundamentals -Wollongong 4 May 2018
Course Overview (1 Day) - 2018
($995.00 regular - $850.00 IPWEA Members incl. GST
(Group discounts for 5 or more available)

This Workshop is designed to provide participants with a broad understanding of some practical elements relating to geometric road design. It will generally take the format of information transfer and practical aspects will be covered on a computer design package, either through live demonstration or prepared recordings. This will largely be done in the setting of a rural road, but some differences with urban roads will also be addressed. The practical demonstrations will enable better understanding of the concepts and principles through following the geometric road design process in a real-world setting. The design of a safe road involves consideration of driver and environmental issues and traffic engineering factors, so a very board overview only will be provided to situate the geometric design and to understand and justify design decisions.


·       Introduction & Objectives

·       Fundamentals Considerations
- location – road classification – traffic
   volumes - environment considerations

·       Speed Parameters
- terminology – speed factors – local &
   rural roads

·       Cross-section
- crossfall – crowns – lane widths –
  shoulders – roadside drainage

·       Sight Distance
- parameters – stopping distances - curves

·       Coordination of Horizontal and Vertical Alignment
- principles – safety considerations – horizontal
  & vertical curves

·       Horizontal Alignment
- design procedure – types of curves –
  minimum curve size – superelevation

·       Vertical Alignment
- vertical controls – grading procedure -
  vertical curves: forms & types

·       Optimising Design
- quantities - reports & construction

Guide to Road Design

Part 3: Geometric Design


This one-day workshop would be best suited to Engineers/Specifiers, Construction Staff, Supervisors and other staff involved in Flexible Pavements. This workshop is ideal for those involved in non-highway roads, engaged primarily in local government work.


Dr Peter Gibbings, Associate Professor, University of Southern Queensland Core Presenter

Peter, in addition to his being an Assoc. Prof he is also the Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) in the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences at the University of Southern Queensland.  His professional background is in land surveying having spent 20 years in private practice, including many years designing engineering infrastructure including roads.  Peter holds a Bachelor of Surveying Degree from the University of Queensland, a Graduate Diploma of Technology Management from Deakin University, a Master of Geomatics Degree and a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning from the University of Southern Queensland, and a Doctor of Education Degree from the Queensland University of Technology.  He has a history of significant contribution as a practicing academic to the advancement of education and professional development.  His achievements have been recognised by receiving various awards including a prestigious Carrick Australian Award for University Teaching, and Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Award for Education and Professional Development.

CPEE Professional Development (CPD)

This course, with content based on the relevant CPEE postgraduate distance learning study Unit is facilitated and delivered by recognised practitioners in the field and is of such technical content that the number of hours involved should be fully acceptable toward Continuing Professional Development (CPD) standing.

Course Organisers

Centre for Pavement Engineering and Education (CPEE): This course is presented by CPEE, a non-profit, specialist private provider (roads and pavements) of tertiary education, founded by AUSTROADS and the Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA). CPEE offers Graduate Certificate, BE (Hons) and Master of Technology qualifications in roads, pavement engineering and infrastructure asset management, and has formal links to the University of Tasmania.

IPWEA - NSW Division: The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia is a professional not for profit organisation providing member services and advocacy for those involved in and delivering public works and engineering services to the community. Previously known as the Institute of Municipal Engineering Australia (IMEA), the organisation has expanded its traditional local government engineering focus to public works and thereby covering all levels of government and private practice. IPWEA is a Technical Society of Engineers Australia.

DATES: 04/05/2018 to 04/05/2018

LOCATION: Wollongong City Council, Level 9 Function Room, Wollongong (Click to view map)

TIMES: Please register at the Workshop by 8.15am. The program will commence promptly at 8.30 am and finish at 5.00pm. 


ACCOMMODATION: Overnight accommodation is not provided for Delegates. You will need to organize your own accommodation if required. 

WHAT TO BRING: Notebook and pens (Course Workbooks provided).

We look forward to seeing you at the workshop.

Please contact us if you have any questions:

Cancellation Policy: If you are unable to attend this event a substitute attendee may take your place, without penalty. However, if you wish to cancel your registration, a refund, less a $125 (Inc GST) service fee, will be given provided you have notified us in writing, at least 10 days before the start of the event. No refund is available for cancellations under 10 days. CPEE reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any course, whereby a full refund or course transfer will be provided. 

Elsie Pathmanathan, Professional Development Coordinator
Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (NSW)
Level 12, 447 Kent Street Sydney NSW 2000
t: +61 (0)2 8267 3008 f: +61 (0)2 8267 3078 m: +61 (0)427 001 613

Content:   Ray Farrelly 

Contact:    Tel: TBA