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A Comprehensive Guide to Highway Engineering--Fully Updated with the Latest AASHTO Codes
Maintaining and improving the nation's infrastructure is one of the most important challenges facing the United States, with the primary focus on highways and bridges. The Third Edition of Highway Engineering Handbook provides broad coverage of the information, standards, and techniques required for effective and cost-conscious contemporary highway design, maintenance, replacement, and repair.
This trusted resource has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest codes, standards, and policies of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), as well as new engineering developments. Filled with photos, illustrations, schematics, tables, and design equations, this authoritative reference is essential for anyone involved in or studying highway engineering.
This Third Edition features new information on:
- The most current load and resistance factor design (LRFD) methods for bridges
- The latest design techniques and improvements in materials for pipes
- Developments in sound barriers and lighting requirements
- Improvements in safety systems
- And much more
Fully updated for the latest highway engineering methods, standards, and policies of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation OfficialsMaintaining and improving the nationAnd#39;s infrastructure is one of the most important challenges facing the U.S., and the primary focus of this challenge continues to be on highways and bridges. Highway Engineering Handbook, Third Edition provides the full scope of current information necessary for effective and cost-conscious contemporary highway design, maintenance, replacement, and repair.The new edition of the classic reference has been updated to reflect new engineering and building developments, the most current methods, as well as references to the latest standards and policies of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). Updates include new Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) methods; new design methods and improvements in materials for pipes; new developments in sound barriers and lighting requirements; improvements in safety systems; and more.
About the Author
Roger L. Brockenbrough, P.E. is an engineering consultant involved in the development of technical information to facilitate improved designs. He is the editor of Structural Steel Designers Handbook and the previous edition of this book. He is a member of the AISC Specifications Committee, Chair of the AISI Committee on Specifications for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members, member of the Transportation Research Board Committee on Subsurface Soil-Structure Interaction, member of the ASTM Committee on Corrugated Steel Pipe Specifications, and a Fellow and Life Member of ASCE.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Factors for Conversion to SI Units of Measurement
Chapter 1. Environmental Issues (James R. Brown and Samuel Less, AICP)
Chapter 2. Highway Location, Design, and Traffic (Larry J. Shannon, P.E.)
Chapter 3. Pavement Design and Rehabilitation (Aric A. Morse, P.E., and Roger L. Green, P.E.)
Chapter 4. Bridge Engineering (Walter J. Jestings, P.E., and Mahir Sen, P.E.)
Chapter 5. Culverts, Drainage, and Replacements for Bridges (Kevin E. White, P.E.)
Chapter 6. Safety Systems (Roger L. Brockenbrough, P.E.)
Chapter 7. Signing and Roadway Lighting
Part 1: Signing (Brian L. Bowman, Ph.D., P.E.)
Part 2: Roadway Lighting C. Paul Watson, P.E., Nelson Russell, P.E., and Brian L. Bowman, Ph.D., P.E.)
Chapter 8. Retaining Walls (A. J. Siccardi, P.E., and S. C. (Trevor) Wang, Ph.D., P.E.)
Chapter 9. Noise Barriers (James J. Hill, P.E., and Roger L. Brockenbrough, P.E.)
Chapter 10. Value Engineering and Life Cycle Cost Harold G. Tuffy, CVS, FSAVE)