Highway Engineering Handbook: Building and Rehabilitating The Infrastructure

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Design and build more durable highways. Improve your highway engineering know-how with Highway Engineering Handbook, edited by Roger L. Brokenbrough and Kenneth J. Boedecker, Jr. This how-to guide helps you master all the latest techniques for designing, building, rehabilitating and maintaining highways. You'll see how to apply modern technology--and how to capitalize on state-of-the-art materials--to successfully deal with every major aspect of highway engineering: Environmental issues; Highway location, design, and traffic; Design and construction of subgrade and base course; Pavements; Bridge engineering; Culvers, drainage, and short span bridge repalcement; Safety systems; Retaining walls; Lighting, marking, and signing; Sound barriers and glare screens; Life cycle cost and value engineering.

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A complete sourcebook for managing any aspect of highway design, construction, repair, or rehabilitation with confidence HIGHWAY ENGINEERING HANDBOOK Written by a team of expert highway engineers, this comprehensive reference delivers up-to-date information and valuable insights on highway design and construction that previously could have been obtained only by poring over mounds of technical articles and manufacturers' literature. Now, all the important information has been selected, reviewed, organized, and explained for you in one easily accessible reference--complete with the latest technical data and codes, plus specific application examples. Whether you're experienced in a particular area and need to broaden your knowledge, or are new to the field and need to review current pratices, you'll find reliable guidance on virtually any topic, including: Bridge engineering for projects of various sizes and designs; Design and construction considerations for culverts and drainage systems; Retaining wall systems, including mechanically stabilized earth walls and soil-nailed walls; Environmental hazzards, impact statements, and other important issues; Effective use of value engineering and life-cycled cost analysis. Plus, details on location, design, and traffic plans. . .bituminous and concrete pavements. . .reliable safety systems. . .lighting and sign choices. . .the use of sound barriers. . .and more. Practical and authoritative, this hands-on reference is the one source that highway professionals will refer to time and again--with complete confidence.

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Roger L. Brockenbrough, P.E. has served as a senior consultant with U.S. Steel and is a contributor to Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers and co-editor of Structural Steel Designer's Handbook, both published by McGraw-Hill. A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he maintains his own consulting business, specializing in product development and various applications of steel. He serves on the specifications committees of both AISC and AISI (chair)..

. Kenneth J. Boedecker, Jr., P.E. (deceased), was specifications engineer for W. R. Grace And Company at the end of his long and distinguished career. He also held positions in highway marketing management and civil engineering, as well as the chairmanship of various professional committees. He was honored with the prestigious ASTM Award of Merit in 1994..

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