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: 01.03.2023 - 21.04.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Augusto Cannone Falchetto

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures,  exercises, project, and final exam.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    5 credits, 134h total
    lectures 12 (1x2h/week)
    project teamwork (85h)
    Preparation for the final exam (18h)



Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course can be offered online, if needed.

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring IV
    2023-2024 No teaching

    Enrollment :

    Registration for the courses will take place on Sisu (