*NEW* An introduction to Highway Maintenance & Construction

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Highway Maintenance Training

A course for new entrants into Highways Maintenance and construction

Increasing budgetary pressures make it ever more difficult to protect a Local Authority’s most valuable asset, its highway network.

This course is for experienced highways staff wanting to update on cost-effective highway maintenance practices and for less experienced staff to learn about them.

The course comprises a series of illustrated lectures interspersed with group exercises for delegates.

Individual presentations include:-

  • How asphalt is made and how it deteriorates
  • What surfacing, binder course and base asphalts to use where
  • How to make them last as long as possible.
  • How to arrest the decay of the Council’s road surfaces
  • Making best use of planings and highway arisings.
  • Cheaper, non-asphalt base materials
  • Dealing with old tarmacadam and old tar surface dressings
  • Transport, paving and compaction

Delegates also receive several post-course presentations which delegates can digest at their leisure, with on-line access to the course lecturer enabling them to receive additional guidance to ensure they derive the fullest benefit from the course material.

These include:

  • Dealing with areas with poor skid resistance
  • Quiet road surfaces
  • Hand-laying, best practice
  • Strengthening and widening minor rural roads
  • Sampling and testing asphalts and understanding test results.

The course starts at 9.30 and finishes at 5pm with two 15 minute comfort breaks and an hour’s lunch break.  The course lecturer, Jeff Farrington, has more than 40 year’s experience in road maintenance and construction and membership of national and international committees dealing with the production and best practice use of road materials.


Duration: 1 Day

Cost: £275 + VAT



Highway Maintenance Training Scotland, Inverness, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, London, Cornwall, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and other sites throughout the UK including onsite closed company courses are available.

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