TBA4340 - Operation, Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Roads


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 70/100 4 hours
Work 30/100

Course content

For operation, maintenance and rehabilitation of roads it is important to have a holistic perspective to obtain a best possible result for the available budget.

Central topics of this course will be: Maintainability of geometric design solutions,winter maintenance (friction, salting, gritting, ploughing of snow), survey methods for existing roads, pavement management systems (PMS) and environmental consequences in the operational phase.

Learning outcome

Knowledge about:

  • Methods for evaluation of existing roads
  • Pavement management systems
  • Stabilization methods and recycling
  • Organization of winter maintenance
  • Snow removal, salting, and gritting
  • Tire-pavement friction
  • Dust, noise and environmental effects of salt
  • Maintenance needs of tunnels, bridges, gravel roads and the drainage system


  • Understand maintenance consequences of construction options
  • Perform analyses of existing roads
  • Design rehabilitation of existing roads

General knowledge:

  • Have a holistic view on the operational phase of a road
  • Define a concrete problem
  • Think, work and report systematically / analytically

Learning methods and activities

Lectures og project work.

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final written exam (70%) and student submissions (30%). The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Course materials

Lecture notes.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TBA4546 7.5 AUTUMN 2010
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Road, Transport and Geomatics
  • Highway Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Work 30/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral examination 70/100 2021-12-06 09:00
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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