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Assignment Name: Preparation of Road Structure Manual for Strengthening of Activities in RDEC Project, Phase-2 under JICA Assistance.



Assignment Location within Country: Dhaka


Duration of assignment (months): 06


Name of Client:LGED




Professional Staff Provided by our Organization:

No. of Staff:8

No. of Person-Months: 36


Start Date (Month/Year):


May 2008

Completion Date (Month/Year):


February 2009

Approx. value of Service:

Tk. 1.72 Million


Name of Associated Consultants, if any: None



No. of Person-Months of Professional Staff Provided by Associated Consultants: Nil


Name of Senior Staff (Project Director/Coordinator, Team Leader) Involved and Functions Performed:


Mr. M. A. Sobhan : Team Leader

Sabbir Siddique††† : Training Specialist

Aynal Gazi††††††††††† :Training Specialist††


Detailed Narrative Description of the Project:

The capacity building of RDEC engineers is the most important issue for RDEC. Therefore JICA and LGED jointly started the strengthening the activities in RDEC Project based on the request of GoB in November, 2007 for the four years period. In this project, four units (GIS/Planning, Design, Quality Control, Maintenance) are identified as the most important units for technical capacity building. The revision of Road Structure Manuals is one of the activities of the Design Unit in this project. However, the latest version of the Road Structure Manuals which was revised in 1994 is needed to be improved due to technology progress of design, revision of upper level plan and changing situation of climate.††


Detailed Description of Actual Services Provided by our Staff:


Review the existing road structure manuals presently followed by LGED in designing road structures and existing design practices on slope protection works. Review the present practices being followed by LGED in design of the above works. Find out the short comings/inadequacies in the present manuals. Set design criteria, standards and other parameters suitable for LGED in respect of "Standard Design" for double lane bridges for both RCC and Pre-stressed concrete and culverts. Set type of structure, design standard & codes, design methods, loading etc. for the bridges and culverts and hydraulic and hydrological parameters for the slope protection works. Produce design calculation of all the components of the structure of bridges and culverts, prepare bar bending schedule and bill of quantities of all the structures.



Firmís Name: Design Planning & Management Consultants Ltd.