Population growth, economic expansion and dispersed business and social structures generate a seemingly inexorable demand for new and improved roads, not least in India. Road design requires an understanding of the frequently conflicting needs of diverse users from slow-moving, vulnerable pedestrians, cyclists, and animals, to fast-moving vehicles of many kinds. The civil engineering science of road construction and complex regulatory codes also need to be understood. Engineers are required to master all this understanding for the task of road planning and design. This Studio equips students for these complex tasks through the exploration of the design of a road in a hilly region. Every aspect of the road design problem will be examined during the course including understanding the users requirements testing and selection of route alignments based on civil and highway engineering principles, techniques, codes technical specification; design of its elements, quantity calculations; parametric studies and road safety analysis using advanced design tools - Open-Road, Bentley reality modeling, AutoCAD, Google Earth, Q-GIS.
Students will also develop skills in analysis and visualization of collected data through advanced mapping techniques including 3D Model, DSM, AR-VR.