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Small Structures for Rural Roads Guideline

Low Cost Structures for Rural Roads; A Practical Planning, Design, Construction & Maintenance Guide (LCSM), Paul Larcher et al.

The aim of this document is to provide guidance to planners, designers and practitioners of rural roads in developing and transition counties. It is based on proven techniques and experience and should be the basis of introduction of low cost but durable construction practices in environments experiencing severe resource restrictions. It is intended that rural road practitioners and professionals will be able to utilise and adapt the knowledge in this document to introduce more appropriate and affordable techniques, standards and specifications into everyday practice, academic curricula and training.

The Low Cost Structures Guideline has been developed to its present final form through a series of initiatives funded by DFID; namely the Engineering Knowledge and Research TDR project Number R6851 and SEACAP 19 project. It is now completed with contributions and comments received from AFCAP, SEACAP, ADB and IRF.

The Guideline consists of 4 Volumes:

  • Volume 1 – Planning and Preliminary Design
  • Volume 2 – Detailed Design, Construction and Maintenance
  • Volume 3 – Bills of Quantities and reduced drawings
  • Volume 4 – A3 size drawings

The guideline may be downloaded free of charge for personal use. For access to publisher’s versions for multiple printing or for translation enquiries, please contact gTKP directly: info@gtkp.com.