CPD Training

  Economic Analysis Of Road Infrastructure Projects.

Course Overview

This introductory course is designed to enable the participant(s) to understand: the strong interrelationship between land-use planning (and control) and transportation planning (and management) in urban areas; to discuss the importance of integrating land-use and transportation planning; the application of the traditional 4-step transport planning process and other emerging approaches in land-use and transport planning; the use of Traffic Impact Assessments in integrated land use and transportation planning; and, the process of carrying out a Traffic Impact Assessment for a large development through a case study.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  1. Appreciate the need for project appraisal before making investment decisions;
  2. Appreciate economic analysis concepts in road appraisal;
  3. Appreciate how the HDM-4 analytical framework works;
  4. Use and apply the HDM-4 tool in road appraisal.

  Facilitator Profile

Eng. Tom Opiyo 
BSc Civil Eng, MSc, Road Engineering,
Assisted by: Nicholas Owuor.
Eng. Tom Opiyo is a professional Civil Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the field of Highways and Transportation Engineering.   He was a Lecturer of Transportation Engineering at the University of Nairobi for 12 years between 1996 and 2007.  He has undertaken many transportation studies and implemented a number of projects in the Eastern and Southern Africa regions. He has extensive experience in management, planning, designing and evaluation of infrastructure development projects including preparation of transport policies and strategies, tender and contract administration, technical compliance auditing, monitoring and evaluation of projects, and supervision of works. In particular, he has specialized experience in the areas of: transport policies and strategies; urban transport planning and design; development and maintenance; mass transit infrastructure and services; road safety; and economic analysis and appraisal of transport infrastructure investments.
Eng. Opiyo has experience with procedures and operations of international development banks, having worked with the African Development Bank, and undertaken many studies for the World Bank, UN Habitat, and the European Commission in Kenya and SSA.
Eng. Opiyo is a registered Consulting Engineer with the Engineers Board of Kenya, and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya. He is currently the Managing Director of ITEC Engineering Ltd, which is an engineering consultancy firm registered with the Engineers Board of Kenya that specializes in transportation infrastructure studies, design and development.