Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB)

Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB)

The Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) is often considered the "Highway Design Bible". It is a comprehensive series of highway documents, including standards, specifications and standard details. It is specifically designed for use on UK motorways and trunk roads. It has many sections which are not appropriate for local authority roads and is even less suitable around very low traffic roads such as schools and small residential estates. "On many occasions I have come across young engineers applying asphalt mixes...

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Highway and Drainage Design, Park End, Bladon

Highway and Drainage Design, Park End, Bladon

It was a pleasure to be so closely involved with the site team on this most interesting residential estate. The site fell around 8m from one side to the other and groundwater literally flowed out of the ground. Even in this demanding environment I increased the attenuation while maintaining the outlet arrangement essentially unchanged. Many of the locals regards the "spring in the wall" as a local landmark which had existed for generations. Its another example that SUDS systems often have to be completely different depending on each...

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Street Design, Poppy Close, Oxford

Street Design, Poppy Close, Oxford

A key element is this traditional residential estate was the working of the design around a large existing tree. Its good to see that after a number of years it appears to doing well and is the focus of the entire road ! Wilsham are used to designing highway and drainage works in areas with tree protection orders and securing permissions.   Trees are an important feature in our urban and rural landscapes and make a significant contribution to the character and quality of our roads. They play an important role in providing...

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Eco Estate, Park Close, Bladon

Eco Estate, Park Close, Bladon

We have worked on a wide range of residential developments, with the majority in the Thames Valley. " It was a plesure to underatake the civil design for Park Close Bladon, Oxford – the first Eco Excellent estate in Oxfordshire with Kingerlee Homes." says Director – Stephen Gibson. " I worked closely with Oxfordshire County Council such that the attenuation could be located within the public highway, maximising future access and land available for private sale". Although an adopted road, the road...

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