On Tuesday, December 13th, 2017, Komar Research Center and Civil Engineering Department organized a seminar for Mr. Ako Samad Kakamand. He is a senior engineer and a consultant engineer who is highly experienced and specialized in highway designs.
Mr. Ako seminar focused on the main points that the American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHTO) adopted in the design of highways. AASHTO has published more than 75 design code books regarding the highways and road design codes.
The seminar was to advise the civil engineering senior students as well as the engineers to be aware of concern points in the designing and approving highways design. In his presentation and workshop, the ten chapters of AASHTO green book was covered intensively, which were “Highway Functions”, “Design Controls and Criteria”, “Elements of Design”, “Cross Section Elements”, “Local Roads and Streets”, “Collector Roads and Streets”, “Rural and Urban Arterials”, “Freeways’, “Intersections” and “Grade Separations and Interchanges”
The seminar updated and equipped the students with skills on highways and road designs. At the end of the seminar, Komar Research Center’s certificate of appreciation was presented to Mr. Ako by Prof. Dr. Jalal Saeed, VP of Academic Affairs.
The seminar was recorded and can be watched HERE on Youtube.