Thursday, March 22 Apr 19, 2012

When 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. - Mar 22, Apr 19, 2012 (Thursday)
Where Agincourt Library Auditorium
155 Bonis Ave, M1T 3W6
Major intersection: Sheppard Ave E./Kennedy
Public transit: subway, bus # 43
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Registration To register for this seminar, please click on link below
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Any questions - please contact seminar@peoscarborough.ca
First come first served. Priority will be given to Scarborough Chapter members, then other PEO members, guests and friends.

Cost Sponsored by Scarborough Chapter
Scarborough Chapter members: No charge
PEO members: Free
Guests and others: Free
Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

Seminar on Roundabout

A roundabout is a type of circular intersection, in which road traffic flows in one direction around a central island. Roundabouts have been successfully implemented in Europe and Australia, and more recently in the US. Despite thousands of roundabouts in successful operation around the world, there are only a few here in Canada. The lack of acceptance can generally be attributed to the negative experience with traffic circles or rotaries built in the 1950s. Nowadays modern roundabouts are slowly becoming popular in Canada.

Seminar will cover the following topics:

1.What is a roundabout?
2.How is a modern roundabout different from conventional traffic circles or rotaries?
3.What are the advantages and disadvantages of a roundabout?
4.How do you drive a roundabout?
5.Will a roundabout be an alternative to a conventional signalized intersection?
6.What are the myths surrounding roundabouts?

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Guest speakers:

Amuthan Krishnathas P.Eng., P.M.P.

amuthanAmuthan is currently working at R.V. Anderson Associates Limited as Transportation Group Staff Manager. He is a senior associate of the firm and possesses over 25 years of experience in designing trails, roads, highways, toll highways, interchanges, railways, taxiways, runways and grade separations. He is a registered professional engineer with PEO and a registered project management professional. He also serves as a member of the Ontario Public Works Association.

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Rooban Markandu M.Eng., P.Eng.

roobanRooban is currently working as a Project Engineer with the Transportation Group of R.V. Anderson Associates Limited. He possesses over 15 years of experience in civil, transportation, municipal, and geotechnical engineering in Singapore, Sri Lanka and Canada. Over the past several years he has focused on designing a variety of large transportation engineering projects. He has extensive experience and knowledge in the computer aided design of roads and sewers using software applications such as Inroads and Micro Station.