Advances in Bituminous Road Construction

Advances in  Bituminous  Road Construction
An ambitious road construction plan is underway in India, which primarily involves bituminous pavements. At the present time, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MORTH) Specification for Road and Read More...

Sustainable Pavement Engineering

Sustainable Pavement Engineering
The need for safe, durable and smooth riding pavements on highways and in airports cannot be contended. Construction and maintenance of pavements cost money - which is mostly provided through taxes that Read More...

Soil and Aggregate Stabilization for Sustainable Pavement

Soil and Aggregate Stabilization for Sustainable Pavement
In Pavement Design and Construction, there is an urgent need of economical and innovative Technology that reduces energy consumption and Green House Gas (GHG) emission apart from providing sufficient Read More...

Methodologies for Repair of Cracks in PQC in Concrete Pavements

Methodologies for Repair of Cracks in PQC in Concrete Pavements
Large scale construction of Bridges & Highways is going on in India and World over. They are mostly made as rigid pavements using Pavement Quality Concrete (PQC). On one hand, concrete is a very good and strong Read More...

BoT based Highway Railway Over Bridge Project

BoT based Highway Railway Over Bridge Project
Infrastructure development including highways, bridges, power stations, dams, etc., which was the sole monopoly of the government, has now been opened to private sector participation because of the huge requirements Read More...

Clearances Required Under Environment Acts For Highway Projects

Clearances Required Under Environment Acts For Highway Projects
Environment Security and development progress are perceived as necessary requisites for sustainable economic growth of any country. The concepts of environmental issues have Read More...

The Geometric Design of Roads And Highways

The Geometric Design of Roads And Highways
Basic design controls serve as the foundation for establishing the physical form, safety, and functionality of the transportation facility. Some design controls are inherent characteristics of the facility Read More...

Types of Pavements used in Road Construction

Types of Pavements used in Road Construction
In near future, the cost of bitumen will go on increasing. So, various alternates to construct the roads are to be explored. Though concrete roads are one of the good alternates, but still their use is limited Read More...

Some Critical Issues Pertaining to Road Construction Industry

Some Critical Issues Pertaining to Road Construction Industry
During the course of inspections carried out by me as a part of various World Bank missions on the National Highways, State Highways and other road construction projects in the country, I have tried to Read More...

Sustainable Pavements in India The Time To Start Is Now

Sustainable Pavements in India The Time To Start Is Now
The quality of roads dictate the economy of a country and hence the quality of our lives. In India, road transport handles more than 60% of the freight and more than 80% of the passenger traffic. Roads are vital for Read More...

Distress Diagnosis, Repair and Retrofitting of Bridges

Distress Diagnosis, Repair and Retrofitting of Bridges
Rapid industrialization in India after independence required infrastructure for transport of goods and raw materials and that has led to construction of wide network of roads with inbuilt bridges and Read More...

Pervious Concrete Pavement for parking areas, pathways, Sustainable Porous and storm water drainage

Pervious Concrete Pavement for parking areas, pathways, Sustainable Porous and storm water drainage
No fine concrete, (NFC) an innovative/modified form of cement concrete (also known as pervious concrete) is a environment–friendly and lower cost material which can be used for the construction of Read More...

Right Grade of Bitumen for Flexible Pavements: Indian Perspective

Right Grade of Bitumen for Flexible Pavements: Indian Perspective
Indian road transportation infrastructure is rapidly expanding with the ambitious development of road networks under National Highways Development Programme (NHDP), State Highways Improve Read More...

Early Cracking of Concrete Pavement - causes and repairs

Early Cracking of Concrete Pavement - causes and repairs
Hundreds of kilometers of concrete pavements are being constructed in the country under National Highway Development Programme (NHDP). Some of the concrete pavements have already been opened to traffic while some others are due to Read More...

EPC/ Turnkey Contracts in Highway Sector

EPC/ Turnkey Contracts in Highway Sector
The EPC way of executing a project is gaining importance worldwide. But it is also a way that needs good understanding by the EPCC, for a profitable contract execution. In an EPC contract, coordination with various agencies is a demanding task, especially Read More...

PAVESCAPE Concrete for Low Volume Traffic Pavements

PAVESCAPE Concrete for Low Volume Traffic Pavements
Due to the tremendous development in the infrastructure, major cities in India are getting covered with buildings and impermeable concrete. Concreting everywhere leads to environmental issues such Read More...

Strength Evaluation of Flexible Pavement of Runway Using Benkelman Beam Deflection Technique for Surat Airport Project

Strength Evaluation of Flexible Pavement of Runway Using  Benkelman Beam Deflection Technique  for Surat Airport Project
The performance of flexible pavements is closely related to the elastic deflection of pavement under the wheel loads. The deformation or elastic deflection under a given load depends upon surgrade soil type, its moisture Read More...

Use of Waste Plastic in Construction of Flexible Pavement

Use of Waste Plastic in Construction of Flexible Pavement
Polymer modified bitumen is emerging as one of the important construction materials for flexible pavements. Use of plastic waste in the construction of flexible pavement is gaining importance because of Read More...

Retrofitting of Bridges Affected during Seismic Activity

Retrofitting of Bridges Affected during Seismic Activity
Occurrence of earthquake is no more a rare eventuality. India has witnessed several major earthquakes, involving substantial loss of lives. To name a few, a major earthquake (Richter scale 8.5) occurred in Assam in 1897 wherein the reported death Read More...

Retrofitting Techniques for Bridges and Flyovers

Retrofitting Techniques for Bridges and Flyovers
The extensive damage to bridges world over in earthquakes has generated considerable interest amongst the engineers and researchers on the seismic design of new bridges and retrofitting of existing ones. Prior to the Read More...

Water Highways The Aqueduct Wonders

Water Highways The Aqueduct Wonders
Getting water to where it is needed has been a concern from times immemorial. While early civilizations set themselves up close to water sources, there were difficulties as the settlement spread. Aqueducts or water bridges Read More...

Critical Review Points on the Design and Construction of Concrete Roads in India

Critical Review Points on the Design and Construction of Concrete Roads in India
The revival of the cement industry in the country coupled with other factors that have boosted the prospects of constructing road projects in the country has made the transportation engineers to sit together, and re-orient their pavement Read More...

Salient Drainage Design Aspects for Roads & Highways

Salient Drainage Design Aspects for Roads & Highways
Dr. S. S. Seehra, Chief Consultant, Roads & Highways SNC–LAVALIN SPAN Consultants (Member of the SNC–LAVALIN Group Inc.) & Former Director–Grade Scientist & Area Advisor, Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi Read More...

Needed Characterization of Modified Binders in India

Needed Characterization of Modified Binders in India
The thermo mechanical properties of bituminous binder have a major effect on its subsequent in-service performance. The rheology of conventional binders is relatively simple and behavior can be Read More...

A Paradigm Shift

A Paradigm Shift
All the developed countries of the world, irrespective of their geographical and ideological barriers, have made a mark in the field of economic development and social upliftment only after putting in place Read More...

Operational Maintenance Strategies for Roads and Highways

Operational Maintenance Strategies for Roads and Highways
Connectivity between towns, cities and different areas is an essential component in the development of a Nation. Roads and Railways provide this connectivity. High speed road corridors have been one Read More...

Practical Problems of Highway Construction in Black Cotton Soil Area

Practical Problems of Highway Construction in Black Cotton Soil Area
Black cotton soils are inorganic clays of medium to high compressibility and form a major soil group in India. They are characterized by high shrinkage and swelling properties. This Black cotton soils occurs mostly in the central and western parts Read More...

Steps to Improve Roads on Black Cotton Soils

Steps to Improve Roads on Black Cotton Soils
Generally, lands with black cotton soils are fertile and very good for agriculture, horticulture, sericulture and aquaculture. Good irrigation systems exist, rainfall is high and people are affluent in these areas Read More...

Structural Strength Enhancement of Rigid Pavement Using Scrap Steel Fibre Reinforcement

Structural Strength Enhancement of Rigid Pavement Using Scrap Steel Fibre Reinforcement
The performance of a pavement or overlay depends on the engineering properties of the material used in construction. The application of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete (SFRC) as composite matrix is potentially Read More...

Polypropylene Fiber Reinforced Precast Concrete Blocks for Roads and Pavements

Polypropylene Fiber Reinforced Precast Concrete Blocks for Roads and Pavements
Roads are important infrastructure providing connectivity between cities, towns and even villages. Though there are large number of unpaved roads connecting interior villages, paved roads are convenient Read More...

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