Highway Engineering Division


The Highways Engineering Division (HED) primarily focuses on the research and development of pavement materials, the use of locally available marginal materials, bituminous mixes, performance evaluation and emerging/sustainable technologies for flexible as well as rigid pavements,pavement performance under overloading and environmental conditions such as high temperature and monsoon prevalent in Kerala, etc.The research topics selected are more focused on the field challenges and are funded by the government of Kerala. In addition to its research endeavours, the division offers professional consultancy services to various user organizations like PWD, LSGD, PMGSY, KRAIL, KRFB, KIIFB, and others. These services encompass technical assistance and guidance on the design, construction, and maintenance of roads, road management in different terrains, improvement of marginal materials, utilization of industrial waste in road construction, landslide control, ground improvements, performance monitoring/evaluation, service life assessment, and rehabilitation of highway bridges, ensuring the highest level of expertise and professionalism.



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