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IHE Branch Event

Online: Updating and digitalising the UK Highway Design and Construction Requirements in the DMRB and MCHW

  • CPD Value: This event will be awarded 1 CPD hour
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Mon 07 Feb 2022 Online via Teams FREE Book now

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Times: 12pm-1pm

The IHE North West Branch would like to invite you to an online CPD event on 7th February 2022 on ‘Updating and digitalising the UK Highway Design and Construction requirements in the DMRB and MCHW’.

The event will be accredited for 1 CPD hour.

You must register with the IHE to attend the webinar using the ‘book now’ button above.

If you have any questions please email

Summary: An update following the publication of the new Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) in March 2020 and an overview of the forthcoming changes to the Specification for Highway Works, Method of Measurement and the rest of the Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works (MCHW).

Synopsis: Between 2015 and 2020, National Highways updated the structure, usability and content of the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges and has now commenced a similar update to the Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works. As part of this work the requirements are being digitalised and are planned to be released in a machine-readable format that can be used directly in design software, estimating software. The content of the MCHW is also being rewritten to meet the UK Net Zero target. The presentation will give an overview of the changes to structure of the DMRB and MCHW and how this will facilitate the move to digital design and construction including product acceptance and estimating.


Steve Davy is Head of Technical Standards at National Highways and has led the changes to the DMRB and MCHW. Prior to this role he worked in a range of roles delivering schemes, operating road networks and planning for and managing large events such as the British Grand Prix, the Olympic Torch Relay and the Tour de France. Steve has undertaken these roles whilst working for local authorities, consultants and National Highways.

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