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Roads and methods


Programme (detailed contents):

Road techniques:

Mechanical behaviour of pavements – Basic components, requirements and quality control (gravels, binding and fines) – Laboratory study (composition, mechanical performances, durability) – Production and processing (roles, tender spots and normalization request) – Quality tests of pavements – Work compliance and receipt control – Maintenance of pavements: inspection, design, specific techniques. 





Preparing sites and roadworks – Defining missions and assignments – Site facilities: basics, constraints due to localization, access, resupplying – Temporary works – Special formworks (piles, deck) – Lifting apparatus – Production means – Special road equipments.




Cycles and phases study – Equipment and workforce  saturation – Implementation.


Type a call for tenders in public works – Project manager approach – Enterprise approach – Establishing selling price from cost price.



Lectures, projects


At the end of this module, the student will have understood and be able to explain (main concepts):

  •  Elaborating methods, planning and budget for the construction of a road and a bridge.
  •  Main road techniques.

The student will be able to:

  •  Design of a structural pavement.
  •  Elaborate methods.
  •  Estimate a budget and establish a planning of works.

Needed prerequisite

Cours de matériaux de génie civil.

Form of assessment

The evaluation of outcome prior learning is made as a continuous training during the semester. According ot the teaching, the assessment will be different: as a written exam, an oral exam, a record, a written report, peers review...