ENGCV241-23B (HAM)

Highways and Surveying

15 Points

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The University of Waikato
Academic Divisions
Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering

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: mary.dalbeth@waikato.ac.nz
: natalie.shaw@waikato.ac.nz
: janine.williams@waikato.ac.nz

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What this paper is about

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Introduces the principles and techniques of land surveying and the basic theories and design techniques in highway and pavement engineering.

The learning outcomes for this paper are linked to Washington Accord graduate attributes WA1-WA11. Explanation of the graduate attributes can be found at: https://www.ieagreements.org/assets/Uploads/Documents/IEA-Graduate-Attributes-and-Professional-Competencies-2021.1-Sept-2021.pdf
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How this paper will be taught

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This paper is taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and labs (field survey and labs).
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Required Readings

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Austroads Guide to Road Design (available on Moodle)

Austroads Guide to Pavement Technology (available on Moodle)

NZTA State Highway Design Manual (available on Moodle)

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You will need to have

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Recommended Readings:
New Zealand guide to pavement structural design (available on Moodle)

NZTA superelevation calculation guide (https://www.nzta.govt.nz/assets/resources/superelevation-calculations/docs/tm2501.pdf)

Craig’s soil mechanics (8th edition, ebook available from the library)
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Apply modern methods to estimate earthwork quantities and produce mass-haul diagrams (WA1, WA9, WA10)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Assignment 2: Earthworks (2)
  • Determine dimensions of highway section alignments taking into account safe stopping distance and superelevation (WA1, WA3, WA9)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Assignment 1: Road alignment (1)
  • Explain pavement structures, characteristics, design pavements and discuss sustainable and cost effective ways of satisfying highway design requirements (WA1, WA6, WA9)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Assignment 3: Pavement (3)
  • Select and use modern surveying instruments to measure distances, angles and levels, identify and analyse errors and apply corrections (WA1, WA5)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Lab 1 - Levelling (4)
    Lab 2 - Total Station (5)
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Assessments

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How you will be assessed

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Internally assessed components in addition to the final exam include quizzes, labs, and assignments.

Assignments will be uploaded onto Moodle prior to the dates given on the lecture schedule. Lab sheets will be uploaded on Moodle before the labs. Students need to print out the lab sheets and bring them to the labs.

The Final Examination will be a closed book examination, and the topics covered will reflect the content of the whole course.

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment 1: Road alignment
27 Jul 2023
5:00 PM
8
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assignment 2: Earthworks
10 Aug 2023
5:00 PM
8
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Assignment 3: Pavement
24 Aug 2023
5:00 PM
8
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Lab 1 - Levelling
24 Sep 2023
5:00 PM
8
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Lab 2 - Total Station
13 Oct 2023
5:00 PM
8
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Online Quizzes
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Exam
50
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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