Detailed understanding of design standards
Fundamental to delivering the optimum highway design solution is an intimate understanding of both the principles behind and the detail of the highway design standards in the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB), including the circumstances in which departures from standard should be used.
Tailored, sustainable and cost effective solutions
Grontmij employees have provided expert witness services and written national highway design standards. The consultancy tailors each design to ensure that the most cost-effective, but safe and environmentally acceptable solution is delivered.
We adopt a fully integrated and iterative design optimisation process to develop designs for highway schemes. The key to this process is gathering all relevant data including constraints, priorities and preferences and then actively engaging the whole team - all disciplines and organisations - in design development from the project outset.
Establishing links between engineering, environment, buildability and value for money, within a culture of team-wide communication and information transfer ensures that mitigation is incorporated into the design rather than being a supplement to the design process. This serves to minimise adverse effects and provide enhancements in many cases.