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Design method for temporary roads at residential construction sites in the Netherlands

Harms, Sido (2007) Design method for temporary roads at residential construction sites in the Netherlands.

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Abstract:In this study we will investigate current practice of temporary roads construction in the Netherlands. Currently available know-how and pavement design methods are investigated and integrated into a design model for temporary roads on residential construction sites. Temporary roads are mainly designed on the basis of local experience and general pavement engineering, however there is no design method available for temporary roads, suitable for current conditions in residential sites. Construction and maintenance costs of temporary roads are indirect costs in a construction project. For this reason we base pavement selection, after certain pre-conditions are met, mainly on the construction cost of the different pavement types and on the ‘upgrade’ costs to a permanent road. An integral approach for temporary and permanent roads can lead to a significant increase in the quality of the temporary road and a reduction in project costs. Road design requires estimates of the expected traffic loads and the foundation soil conditions at a site. Data on moving loads for modern temporary roads in residential sites are scarce or absent. Therefore we have developed a model to estimate the traffic load on residential construction sites as a function of the project characteristics. For the description of the foundation soil characteristics we adapt the eleven standard sub-grade profiles, typical for various parts of the Netherlands. These profiles are recommended for pavement selection and design by C.R.O.W. “kennisplatform voor infrastructuur, verkeer, vervoer en openbare ruimte” (2006).
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:56 civil engineering
Programme:Civil Engineering and Management MSc (60026)
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