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Rural Roads for Development Course

17 August 2016

 

The University of Birmingham, in association with the International Road Federation Geneva is pleased to offer a new hands-on course in the area of rural roads.

The course is 5-day, intensive and practical residential programme delivered by experts of international repute. It is aimed at road sector professionals, road engineers, field engineers, planners, road maintenance managers who want to be exposed to cutting-edge established methodologies in rural transport for development.

By the end of the course, the participants are expected to have acquired an understanding of the following key items:

  • The contribution of rural roads to growth and poverty reduction
  • Methods of pro-poor transport appraisal
  • Rural Road design and construction methodologies
  • Appropriate field and laboratory tests for road design and maintenance
  • Labour-based & intermediate design and construction technologies
  • Methods to plan for the implications of climate change

For more than forty years, the University of Birmingham has been offering training programmes in the area of road management and engineering designed to equip participants with the management skills and knowledge for the planning, appraisal, design, construction and maintenance of road networks. The programmes are relevant to the conditions found in both developed and developing countries.

 

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