Engineering

Title: 2010 Sign Structures Guide

Organisation: Institute of Highway Engineers
Date uploaded: 20th September 2010
Date published/launched: September 2010

IHE has published a much expanded version of its popular Sign Structures Guide to include information on passive safety and Eurocodes.

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Supported by the Highways Agency, this Guide has become the definitive reference for those designing and specifying traffic signs, helping them navigate the numerous and regularly changing codes and standards.

There’s new chapter on passive safety – which ensures that highway structures are as forgiving as possible when vehicles leave the carriageway and collide with them. The guide explains that this aim is often achieved with conventional steel post, if the wind load is calculated accurately for the location concerned.

Other new material covers foundations on slopes, an introduction to wind funnelling effects, and spread foundation design to Eurocode 7 which, along with other structural Eurocodes, became mandatory earlier this year for public works.

The whole Guide, authored by Simon Morgan of Buchanan Computing, Jim Gallagher of Highways Agency and Kirsten Morris of Mott MacDonald has been thoroughly revised with additional diagrams and illustrations.

The 2010 Signs Structures Guide can be downloaded from the IHE website or for a FREE hard copy send an £1.50 SAE to:

INSTITUTE OF HIGHWAY ENGINEERS
De Morgan House
58 Russell Square
London WC1B 4HS

For more information contact:
Cherrie Baya Ouerghi
T: 020 7436 7487

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