Institute of Highway Engineers - DOC by jgd12409


									Institute of Highway Engineers
Professional Development Form (Send one form for
each Statement)

For example: C1: Explain the work you have done which shows you can lead implementation
plans, schedule works, secure resources and negotiate contracts

For example: documents showing you scheduling works or a project

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IHIE Professional Development Form – An example of a
completed form

Heritage Centre in Moretown: We were appointed to undertake an options study and subsequent
detailed design of improvements to the access road. The Centre is to be refurbished and
extended and the access road upgrading to cater for construction traffic and the projected
increase in traffic flows. The original access was a narrow track with a maximum gradient of
1 in 4.2 and two tight hairpin bends. The requirements were to provide coach access and
passing places for vehicles meeting on the hill. There was no barrier containment along the
unprotected seaward edge of the road and increased traffic flows would lead to increased
risk. Consequently containment would be needed. I considered that safety kerbs and standard
highway barrier such as TCB or OBB would have an adverse visual impact on the rural setting.
Through reading Surveyor magazine and a search on the internet I discovered a timber clad
steel barrier containment system been used in Europe but that did not have type approval for
use in the UK. This T40 Barrier System already had accreditation for 13t coach containment
and following discussions with the supplier I confirmed the system would be suitable for
this private road. The system was also welcomed by the Planning Authority on visual impact
grounds and the barrier, now installed, has been warmly welcomed by the client.

Falkland Islands: I was tasked with assessing the road network, reviewing the alignment,
road condition and materials and recommending improvements. Most roads are constructed with
a local volcanic ash material called ‘murram’. Sea water is added to murram and compacted,
then a surface course of black ash and cut back bitumen is applied. The roads are prone to
pot holing and vehicle users report excessive tyre wear. I undertook a review of materials
used on the island in consultation with the materials specialist and recommended an in-situ
cement stabilisation process be implemented to improve the durability of the road
construction. I also recommended that the black ash be replaced with an imported stone
because the high polished stone value of the black ash and grading produces a very abrasive
surface which causes the severe tyre wear.

(Note: you can choose documents you are already submitting for other roles)

Ref           Title

Doc 6         Options study for Heritage Centre

Doc 7         Road Materials review for FIC

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Position           Associate Director

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