BYGA2227 - Planning and construction of roads


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Premises for geometric design of roads - Road geometry and line construction - Cross-sectional design and road side terrain - dimensioning of superstructure - load-bearing capacity, reinforcement - Environmental-climate impact - Aesthetics and adaptation to terrain - Universal design - The road in society - Data basis; map data and area plan data - Use of digital design tools - Production of road models, floor plans and quantity calculation

Learning outcome

Students should have knowledge of: Basic principles of planning and design of roads.- Alignment, road aesthetics and good adaptation to the surroundings.- Basic knowledge of road construction materials. - Loads on and dimensioning methods for road constructions. - Laws, regulations and norms that apply to the subject area - about the subject area's ethical environmental challenges - Understand the construction process within road construction within the framework of laws and regulations, and the role of stakeholders. - that road planning contributes to achieving sustainable infrastructure and sustainable cities and communities.

Skills Students should be able to - Construct a road line with good adaptation to the surroundings. - Use the handbooks of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration within road and street design - Implement road planning using various technical tools. - Dimension road constructions against traffic and climate stresses.

General competence Students will: - Apply knowledge of basic principles for road design. - Assess the environmental consequences of locating and designing roads. - Carry out sensible choices of materials for the various layers / elements in a road construction - Dimension road constructions to withstand current and future changes in climate and traffic load. - Prepare detailed plans for roads / infrastructure.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises with supervision.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignments

Further on evaluation

4 mandatory exercises. All exercises must be approved to be admitted to the exam.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Civil Engineering - Engineering (BIBYGG)

Course materials

This will be informed at the start of the study.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Highway Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D 2024-05-22 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
G326 Gnisten/Fagskolen 14
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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