Course detail

Construction Technology of Urban Roads

FAST-XM001Acad. year: 2019/2020

Principles and main parts of machines, mechanisms and plants. Technological processes, main mechanisms and their usage in earth works, improved subgrade, base course of unbound materials, stabilised and hydraulically bound materials, asphalt courses and Portland cement pavements. Technology of mixing, transportation, construction, compaction and quality control are presented. Furthermore pavement maintenance, repair and recycling technology and mechanisms are presented. Main mistakes in road constructions are documented. In exercises each student individually prepares the system of mechanisms for specified earth works, bitumen courses and different details of road and street construction and reconstruction.


Institute of Road Structures (PKO)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Not applicable.


Knowledge of road design of roads, highways and urban roads.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Czech national body of standards regarding asphalt pavements
2. Pavement subgrade of urban roads – construction materials and soil subgrade classification system
3. Pavement construction of urban roads – quality and control acceptance
4. Bases courses – grounted courses, unbound courses, hydraulically bound courses
5. Surface courses of urban roads – rigid pavements, flexible pavements, blocks of flats
6. Hot mix asphalt paving – paving, rolling procedure, requirements
7. Pavement drainage design of urban roads
8. Pavement distress survey and typical distresses of urban roads
9. Maintenance and rehabilitation methods for asphalt pavement
10. The usage of recycled materials
11. Road marking and its implementation
12. Skid resistance characteristics
13. Urban roads in the world


Not applicable.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-P-C-MI Master's

    branch X , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer