GoToWebinar: This webinar, organised by CIHT North West, will address the concept of skid resistance and the design process to achieve appropriate solutions. It will include an introduction to the approach recently published by Highways England DMRB.
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Skid resistance on the road surface is a function of several factors which can be categorised as pavement, environmental and vehicle operating conditions. Therefore, providing adequate skid resistance on the pavement surface plays a key role in the safety of carriageways, footways and cycleways by reducing braking distance, thereby reducing the potential for accidents.
Pavement skid resistance in the UK is currently provided either by inclusion of high PSV aggregate in the surface course or use of a thin layer of high friction surface (HFS).
The webinar is to address the concept of skid resistance and the design process to achieve appropriate solutions. It will include introduction to the approach recently published by Highways England DMRB.
This event will be of particular interest to highway and pavement design engineers at local authorities, consultants and contractors.
Ian Walsh, Senior Consultant at Road Consultant Ltd
After 30 years managing the major Local Authority Laboratory, Ian became a pavement consultant designing pavements of carriageways and footways for all kinds of highways from motorways to Public Rights of Way, hard-standings and car parks. He provides expert witness services in cases of falls on footways and crashes on roads.
He chairs BSI committees on surface treatments and modular paving where new British Standards are under development.