230.032 Road design and construction
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, VO, 4.0h, 5.0EC


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 5.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

  • explain the essential historical corner stones in the development of road engineering
  • explain the planning principles, the planning process and the design principles of roads
  • explicate the principles of the alignment and geometric road design and apply them in small projects
  • design and compute road alignments and gradients
  • describe principles, methods and simple systems of road drainage and demonstrate them on specific examples
  • describe design criteria and planning principles of road intersections and in particular to represent the design of at-grade junctions
  • define the characteristics, applications and requirements of the most important road building materials (soil, rock, bitumen, asphalt, concrete)
  • explain the structure of the road construction, the essential requirements of the subgrade as well as various layers of the pavement
  • describe construction basics and construction methods of asphalt, concrete & block pavements
  • explain the principles of road pavement design and to apply them in specific design examples
  • specify the principles and organization of road operation and road maintenance
  • explain the methods of condition survey and asset management of the road infrastructure

Subject of course

  1. Indroduction in road engineering
  2. Principles of road planning & road design
  3. Alignment and geometric road design
  4. Road materials & pavement construction
  5. Road maintenance and road asset management

Teaching methods

  • Lecturing and explanation on basis of specific examples
  • Computation and drawing exercises (5 units)

Mode of examination




Course dates

Wed09:00 - 12:0004.03.2020 - 24.06.2020HS 18 Czuber Vorlesung
Mon10:00 - 12:0009.03.2020 - 22.06.2020HS 7 Schütte-Lihotzky Übung
Wed08:30 - 12:0017.06.2020 HS18, Hauptgebäude (Karlsplatz 13) - zw.Stiege 2 u. 8, 2. Stock2. Prüfungstermin
Wed08:30 - 12:0024.06.2020HS 8 Heinz Parkus 3. Prüfungstermin (Paralleltermin: HS17 und HS18)
Road design and construction - Single appointments
Wed04.03.202009:00 - 12:00HS 18 Czuber Vorlesung
Mon09.03.202010:00 - 12:00HS 7 Schütte-Lihotzky Übung
Wed11.03.202009:00 - 12:00HS 18 Czuber Vorlesung
Mon16.03.202010:00 - 12:00HS 7 Schütte-Lihotzky Übung
Wed18.03.202009:00 - 12:00HS 18 Czuber Vorlesung
Mon23.03.202010:00 - 12:00HS 7 Schütte-Lihotzky Übung
Wed25.03.202009:00 - 12:00HS 18 Czuber Vorlesung
Mon30.03.202010:00 - 12:00HS 7 Schütte-Lihotzky Übung
Wed01.04.202009:00 - 12:00HS 18 Czuber Vorlesung
Mon20.04.202010:00 - 12:00HS 7 Schütte-Lihotzky Übung
Wed22.04.202009:00 - 12:00HS 18 Czuber Vorlesung
Mon27.04.202010:00 - 12:00HS 7 Schütte-Lihotzky Übung
Wed29.04.202009:00 - 12:00HS 18 Czuber Vorlesung
Mon04.05.202010:00 - 12:00HS 7 Schütte-Lihotzky Übung
Wed06.05.202009:00 - 12:00HS 18 Czuber Vorlesung
Mon11.05.202010:00 - 12:00HS 7 Schütte-Lihotzky Übung
Wed13.05.202009:00 - 12:00HS 18 Czuber Vorlesung
Mon18.05.202010:00 - 12:00HS 7 Schütte-Lihotzky Übung
Wed20.05.202009:00 - 12:00HS 18 Czuber Vorlesung
Mon25.05.202010:00 - 12:00HS 7 Schütte-Lihotzky Übung

Examination modalities

Written examinaton with two parts

1. part: theoretical questions (1 hour)

2. part: computational & drawing tasks (2 hours)

Both parts of the examination must be graded positively in order to complete the LVA in a positive way.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed14:00 - 17:3022.01.2020HS 17 Friedrich Hartmann written04.11.2019 08:00 - 15.01.2020 08:00TISSPrüfung, 22.01.2020, 14:00 - 17:30 h

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
07.01.2019 12:00 07.03.2019 12:00 16.03.2019 15:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 265 Civil Engineering 4. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


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