Programme Title(s): MSc in Civil and Construction Management
Programme Code: MK2AC
Module Title: TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING AND SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
Module Code: 7BU506
Module Leader: D. Spalton
Assignment No: Two
At Grade Junction Design
Issue Date: 6th December 2022
Hand-in Date: 5th January 2023
The aim of this paper is to gain detailed understanding of the management and design of transport infrastructure in the 21st century using design standards and working with the environment to deliver cost effective, safe and sustainable projects.
On successful completion of the assignment, the student should be able to:-
2. Evaluate the essential requirements, under current regulatory frameworks, for the design, planning and implementation of transport infrastructure projects, including the challenges to related asset management programmes.
4. Apply robust design solutions to Road projects, such as Roundabouts and grade separation include material specification whilst assessing the need for innovation and change in relation to infrastructure policy, design and operation and maintenance, including consideration of current constraints and methodologies that influence the potential for change.
Your company has been awarded a contract to design a new Northern terminal at East Midlands Airport. the options for integration to the existing transport network, including alignment, at grade junctions and links to the existing terminal provision.
You are required to prepare a design for a new larger 3 arm roundabout to link the new site to the existing road network at Hill Top, Castle Donnington
Your design will include multimodal use and all available land has already been purchased by the client.
You will need to demonstrate the capacity of the at grade roundabout and show how future maintenance aspects are integrated in your solution.
Your submission will include supporting drawings and statistical data..
Your work will need to focus on the following:
- Design Compliance 20%
- Capacity Calculations 15%
- Safety Compliance 20%
- Future Maintenance 15%
- Outline Design Drawings 30%
Slinn & Guest & Matthews (2005) Traffic Engineering Design
Kendrick P (2005) Roadwork Theory and Practice 5th Ed
O’Flaherty C (2001) Highways
Watson J (1994) Highway Construction & Maintenance
Banister D & Button K (1996) Transport, the Environment and Sustainable Development, London, Spon
Perrals A et al, (2008), Building Blocks for Sustainable Transport, Obstacles, Trends, Solutions, Bingley, Emerald
Headicar P (2007) Transport Policy and Planning in Great Britain, Oxon, Routledge
Note: These sources are guides only to commonly available material. Students will also be expected to consult other relevant source material.
The assignment will need to be between 2500 words and 2800 words (or equivalent) in length and conform to the appropriate written assignment standard. The paper is to be presented as a professional report, using relevant diagrams, tables and charts. Evidence of breadth and depth of research will be required.
See front sheet.
The assignment must be handed in to the Student Information Centre at Markeaton Street on or before the date of submission. Late submission is not permitted.
Electronic Submission Guide
All students will be required to submit assignments electronically. You’ll find an electronic assignment submission area in Course Resources in UDo.
This document gives general advice to you as students on how to use this feature. There may be some programmes and modules where this feature is used slightly differently. Your lecturers will inform and advise you if this is the case.
Further guidelines on using the electronic submission system can be found on: www.derby.ac.uk/esub
Below are general notes for all students for electronic submission:
- Your tutor will set assignment deadlines for all online submissions and clearly communicate these to you. We do however; advise you submit earlier than the deadline as part of managing your workload and to take advantage of the plagiarism checking function prior to your final submission.
- The electronic submission area will continue to accept work after the due date – please note the date and time of submission will be recorded to identify late submissions.
Format and File Details
- Your assignment must be submitted as one single file. Don’t split your assignment, bibliography or appendix items into separate documents.
- Your tutor will clearly set out the format requirements.
- Your submitted file must be less than 20 MB in size. You’ll find advice on www.derby.ac.uk/esub/*** on some easy ways to reduce file sizes.
- Assignments may be in MS Word, WordPerfect, PostScript, PDF, HTML, RTF or plain text format.
- If you have hand written work such as calculations or sketches, these can be scanned and incorporated in a PDF for submission. You’ll find advice on www.derby.ac.uk/esub/*** on where and how to scan. You’ll need to ensure that documents containing scans have as well at least 20 words of typed text.
- Remember: assignment submission is a two-step process.
- First you select your file and click UPLOAD.
- Then, after viewing the basic preview of your assignment, you must click SUBMIT. Your assignment is not submitted until you have done so and email confirmation received.
- Preview your assignment: on clicking UPLOAD a preview of your assignment will be displayed. This is a text-only preview and will not show footnotes, illustrations and formatting, so don’t worry if it looks like basic text. Its purpose is to allow you to check the correct file has been selected for upload and that it hasn’t been corrupted during the submission process. The preview is purely an indication for you; the tutor will receive the fully formatted version for marking.
- It is your responsibility to check the work you’ve submitted is the correct piece of work and it’s not corrupted – the work you submit will be the work that is marked; you’ll be asked to acknowledge this as part of the submission process.
- Confirmation of successful submission will be provided by an automatic email delivered to your student email address. This is your proof of submission – do not delete this email. If you don’t receive this receipt, go into Course Resources and look for and at your submitted file. If you cannot see any submitted file, your submission may not have been successful and you should attempt to resubmit. Advice on the confirmation process, how to view your submitted work and what to do if your submission is still not accepted, can be found at www.derby.ac.uk/esub/***.
- Before the assignments deadline has passed submitted assignments are considered draft and can be resubmitted/overwritten repeatedly. To resubmit work click the resubmit button from the assignment submission screen. We recommend you submit early to take advantage of the plagiarism detection tool and then amend and resubmit if you can further enhance and improve your work. You don’t need to resubmit if you’re happy with your first submission; your draft version will become your actual submission.
- After the assignment deadline assignments cannot be resubmitted.
- If all attempts to submit your assignment via Course Resources fail, in the first instance visit www.derby.ac.uk/esub for advice and guidance.
What happens if the Submission System is down?
- If the system is down, we’ll be aware of this and communicate widely to you via UDo and www.derby.ac.uk/esub
- You’ll receive notification the system is down and be asked to stop submitting work.
- Once the system is back online you’ll be advised to start submitting and an appropriate extension will be given.
- If you’ve not received official notification that the system is down and you experience problems you must contact an IT helpdesk to seek support in the first instance.
- If you’re having difficulties accessing Course Resources, your course, or your assignment screen, go to www.derby.ac.uk/esub or one of the IT helpdesks situated in the library. During peak submission points there will be submission clinics on all sites staffed by fellow students who will be able to help you.
- If you have a condition that would make it difficult to submit online, please contact your Module Leader to seek additional student support.
Return of Work
It is University policy that assignment work will normally be returned within a maximum of three weeks after the date of submission. Under exceptional circumstances e.g. due to illness or where work is retained for external examiners, extended return dates will be published.
Please note that the three week period refers to three semester weeks and does not include student holidays like the Christmas or Easter break.
Work will normally be returned in normal lecture/tutorial session, via student drawers or will be available for collection either from the School Office or from the lecturer’s office. Your module leader or lecturer will advise you which method will be used
The Postgraduate Marking Scale
This module conforms fully to the Postgraduate Marking Scale which applies to Level 7 modules. The descriptors are typical characteristics of the standard of work associated with each grade. Please refer to the 3Rs document – Section G – for a comprehensive view of this scale http://www.derby.ac.uk/academic-regulations
IMPORTANT: An assignment may show the characteristics of two or more marks. The examiner should give careful consideration to the relative importance of the applicable descriptors as indicated by the assessment criteria in deciding the overall standard of the work and the appropriate mark to be awarded.
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