For more than thirty the University of Birmingham has been offering taught and research programmes in the area of road management and engineering designed to equip participants with the skills and knowledge of management procedures for the planning, appraisal, design, construction and maintenance of road networks.
The Rural Roads for Development course programme is relevant to conditions found in both developed and developing countries and are suitable for professionals who want to pursue a career in the road sector.
In addition, for the last fifteen years the Senior Road Executives Programme has provided continuing professional development for senior professionals working in the road sector and, by so doing, contributed to the dissemination of knowledge and expertise and facilitated the implementation of modern approaches to the management and financing of road networks worldwide.
The University of Birmingham is now pleased to offer three new hands-on courses in the areas of road safety and road economics and rural roads for development. The first is delivered in collaboration with iRAP (International Road Assessment Programme). The second is provided in collaboration with HDMGlobal and the third in association with IntechAssociates . All three courses are 5-day, intensive and practical residential programmes delivered by experts of international repute. They are aimed at road sector professionals, road engineers, field engineers, planners and road safety professionals who want to be exposed to cutting-edge established methodologies in road safety management, road economics and rural transport for development.
Why attend the Rural Roads for Development course at Birmingham?
This course provides an introduction to building and maintaining rural roads for development and includes:
- Analytical framework for understanding rural transport
- Pro-poor transport appraisal including methods for capturing non-monetary benefits
- Rural Road design and construction
- Labour-based & intermediate technologies
- Implications of climate change
The course will include laboratory sessions to better understand simple tests which can be used in the field to determine soil properties required for appropriate design and maintenance.
Who should attend:
- road engineers, managers, and other road sector professionals who work in the areas of rural roads, feeder roads, road management, road financing and road maintenance.
Course instructors: Dr Gurmel Ghataora, Dr Michael Burrow, Mr Rob Petts (Intech Associates)
Co-ordination: Dr Michael Burrow , University of Birmingham