Course detail

Roads 1

FAST-BM001CompulsoryBachelor's (1st cycle)Acad. year: 2017/2018Winter semester3. year of study5  credits

Materials and technologies for the road construction. Getting knowledge about basic materials which are used in the road construction (soils, aggregates, bitumens, asphalts, concretes etc.), their properties and quality demands.
In connection with the material properties production and building-in technologies of particular construction layers of flexible and rigid pavements are going over, further also test systems for quality control.
Principles of the road construction design according to catalogue.
Road distresses and road material recycling technologies.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students are able to find routing of highway under uncomplicated conditions and draw and print a lay-out of plans. Students finalize basic project documentation according to czech standards. They are able to assess alternative solutions and find optimum.

Mode of delivery

90 % face-to-face, 10 % distance learning


Basic general knowledge about construction materials and construction physics are required.


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

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Soils and rocks, earth works
2. Improvement of soils
3. Aggregate and unbound layers
4. Hydraulically bound layers
5. Bituminous binders
6. Asphalt mixtures - properties and design
7. Bituminous tack coats, surface dressings and slurry seals
8. Paved roads, concrete block pavements
9. Cement concrete roads
10. Design of rigid and flexible road constructions
11. Road diagnostics
12. Road maintenance and repair
13. Recycling of flexible and rigid pavements


Complete highway route design, computation of highway geometry.
Highway history and development, Traffic flow and road capacity.
Physical conditions of vehicle motion, vehicle characteristics.
Economy, safety, external traffic impact.

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.

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer