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Capacity building for local road contractors, Ethiopia

Client: Ethiopian Roads Authority

The overall objective of the project is to change the mindset of practitioners in Ethiopia to understand and appreciate that thin bituminous surfacings are an appropriate and cost effective technology for sealing both low and medium volume roads.

Roughton was appointed to develop a modular course on surface treatments, comprising; principles, surface treatment design, quality assurance, construction practices and performance problems. In addition a lecture was developed covering 'The application of intermediate equipment technologies for roadwords operations', and a suitable examination for practitioners to show their understanding of the main theoretical elements of each of the course modules, was designed and implemented.



On site road training session
Classroom lecture