TBA4150 - Construction Engineering


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 100/100 1 semesters ALLE

Course content

Basic rock blasting technique. Surface and underground blasting. bench blasting, rock caverns, tunnels and shafts. Methods and equipment. Capacities, time and cost estimating. HES topics. Landscaping.

Learning outcome

The topic shall provide basic knowledge about rock blasting technique, tunnel excavation and surface rock excavation.

Rock mass drillability and blastability.
Excavation methods for tunnels in rock.
Rock blasting technique in tunnels and quarries/open pit mines.
Time and cost estimating for construction works.
HSE in rock blasting and construction engineering.

Evaluate and quantify rock mass drillability and blastability.
Evaluate excavation methods for tunnels based on time and cost estimates.
Design blasts in tunnels and quarries/open pits mines.
Design the machine fleet of tunnelling and rock quarrying.

General competence:
Understand the relations between the rock mass properties, excavation methods, time consumption, costs, quality and HES.
Understand the utilisation of underground space for various purposes.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and assignments. Assignments consist of 2 individual tasks and 2 group tasks.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory exercises

Further on evaluation

Mandatory group and individual assignments through the semester are to be processed into an individual semester assignment.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Compendium published by the department, available as PDF. Information from suppliers.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIB3025 7.5
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Project Management and Construction Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Engineering Geology - Rocks
  • Mining Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering



Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 ALLE INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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