HWT443 - Highway Technology

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Subject Title
Highway Technology

Subject Description
This subject covers the techniques used in the design and construction of highways. Topics include road classifications, sight distances, circular and spiral curves, superelevation, profile design, cross section design, quantity take-offs and costs estimates, introduction to intersections and interchanges. This course will focus on the design theory, emphasizing related geometry, industry conventions and agency standards. A comprehensive design project lab is carried out to introduce industry related computer assisted drafting and design (CADD) software applications and to reinforce the lecture concepts.

Credit Status
One subject credit in the Civil Engineering Technology program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. State the classifications and characteristics of roads in Ontario;
  2. Apply appropriate design criteria for roads based on current municipal and provincial standards;
  3. Design horizontal alignments, including circular and spiral curves, and superelevation, for road projects based on typical standards;
  4. Design road profiles in accordance with typical standards;
  5. Select cross-section elements for various road classifications based on industry standards;
  6. Consider drainage requirements for road design based on industry standards;
  7. Estimate quantities and costs for road project items to facilitate contracting;
  8. Identify various intersection and interchange design types and elements based on current standards;
  9. Apply industry related software to model road design project.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.