Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After this course student is familiar with road maintenance and rehabilitation techniques, machinery and procurement processes. Student is able to evaluate structural and functional condition of road based on various distress monitoring methods and understands the concept of road asset management. Student recognises the role of maintenance and rehabilitation in the life cycle of a road and can perform simple cost calculations for basis of decision-making. Student is familiar with pavement management concepts including traditional PMS systems and new developments for asset management of roads.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 20.04.2021 - 04.06.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Leena-Katariina Korkiala-Tanttu

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Leena-Katariina Korkiala-Tanttu

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Course covers the fundamental principles underlying the maintenance and rehabilitation of paved and gravel roads including approaches for rehabilitation of in-service pavement systems such as full-depth reclamation method and overlay of asphalt pavements. Course covers technology for the hot in-place recycling and stationery recycling of reclaimed asphalt. Winter and summer maintenance of roads is covered. Pavement management concepts and asset management via lifetime engineering are discussed.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, compulsory exercises, design exercise. Exam.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    5 credits, 134h total
    lectures 12 (1x2h/week)
    class groupwork 18 (1x3h/week)
    project work at teams (85h)
    Preparation to final exam (18h)



Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Doré & Zubeck: Cold Regions Pavement Engineering. Additional material will be given in lectures.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Yhd.10.3205 Tien hoito ja ylläpito

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Basic knowledge in Road Pavement Design and Bituminous Mixtures or equivalent: GEO-E1030 Structural Design of Roads, GEO-E2050 Bituminous Materials and Mixtures

Registration for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Registration trough WebOodi

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Look for the course description file.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Further Information
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Odd years, every 2nd year.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Look for the course description file.