Guidance Notes and Best Practice Guides

HA: The Highways Agency has published revised Introductions to the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) and Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works (MCHW). Each volume of the DMRB is focused on a particular aspect or group of aspects of highway or highway structures design or assessment.
Continuing with this theme the Agency has also introduced a new volume of the DMRB - Volume 0 - bringing together those parts of the DMRB that are generally applicable to all types of design for highway works covered by the manual. The revised Introduction to the DMRB will be in this new Volume along with the indexes.  It will also include standards such as ‘Quality Management Systems for Highway Design’.
Press release ~ Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works ~ Design Manual for Roads and Bridges
DCMS: England's major heritage, architecture and built environment organisations have joined forces to trial & develop practical support to schools so that children and young people have more opportunities to understand why buildings and places matter, as part of the Government's 'Engaging Places' plan to offer schools ways to connect with their local heritage and architecture.
'Engaging Places' is designed to offer teachers accessible, curriculum linked ways to unlock the educational potential of their built surroundings. Support available to schools from autumn 2008 includes:
* an on-line resource for schools providing a national database of heritage/built environment curriculum resources, developed by Culture 24
* a national partnership of leading cultural and education organisations that will develop a network for schools & educators providing practical local support & resources over the next 3 years support the new curriculum
* increased support to 'Find Your Talent' and the 'Learning outside the Classroom' manifesto
Press release ~ 'Engaging Places' ~ Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto ~ 'Find Your Talent' programme ~ Culture 24 ~ English Heritage ~ Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE)
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