Course code BūvZ3108

Credit points 3

Roads and Bridges II

Total Hours in Course81

Independent study hours81

Date of course confirmation10.03.2021

Responsible UnitInstitute of Civil Engineering and Wood Processing

Course developers


Arturs Gaurilka

Mg. sc. ing.

author Būvniecības un kokapstrādes institūts

Guntis Andersons

Dr. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

BūvZ3080, Soil Mechanics and Foundations II

BūvZ3113, Geotechnics

Replaced course

BūvZB030 [GBUVB030] Roads and Bridges II

Course abstract

The course introduces students to general knowledge on motor roads, parking places and bridges including specifications for design and construction. In tutorials students acquire the skills for use of road design methods and fulfil the ones by working out the course project.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge: general knowledge on motor roads, skid resistance of road coverings, requirements of road safety, specifications for construction materials designed for roads and squares and knowledge on engineering structures. Skills: to perform the technical design of motor roads; to make a good choice of engineering structures needed for environmental protection. Competence: ability for analysis of technical designs of roads and squares in oder to make a good choice of type of bearing structure and materials.

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Characteristics of the natural conditions of the district.
2. Route category.
3. Route planning. Design criteria.
4. Route layout in plan view.
5. Route elements. Straight line. Circular line.
6. Motion of a vehicle on a curved path.
7. Determination of minimum horizontal curve radius.
8. Curve Widening.
9. Elements of road profile.
10. Profile design.
11. Cross section. Roadway structure.
12. Road pavement.
13. Technical indicators of route.
14. Explanatory note.
15. Drawings.
16. Complete package of design documents.

Requirements for awarding credit points

Credit test of course Project is passed successfully if unique individual Route design is carried out, as well as conversation on related topic achievs a positive results.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Student is working on individual Route design Project taking advantage for useful advices during tutorials.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

Credits will be enrolled if the student is able to prove his/her knowledge and competence defending an individual design.

Compulsory reading

1. Naudžuns J. Autoceļu projektēšana. Trases plāna, garenprofila un ceļa klātnes izveidojums. Rīga: 2006. Pieejams:
2. Славуцкий А.К., Носов В.П. Сельскохозяйственные дороги и площадки: Учебник для вузов. Москва: Агропромиздат, 1986. 446 c.
3. Wright P. H. Highway engineering. 6th ed. New York etc.: John Wiley & Sons, cop., 1996. 680 p. 4. Бойчук В.С. Проектирование сельскохозяйственных дорог и площадок. Москва: Колос, 1996. 205 c.

Further reading

1. Andersons G., Siņajeva R. Autoceļu projektēšana. Palīglīdzeklis studentiem. Jelgava: LLU, 2000. 31 lpp. 2. Scheer J. Failed bridges: case studies, causes and consequences. Berlin: Ernst & Sohn, 2010. 307 p. 3. LVS 190-1:2000. Ceļu projektēšanas noteikumi. 1.daļa: Ceļa trase.

Periodicals and other sources

1. LVS 190-2:2007. Ceļu projektēšanas noteikumi. Normālprofili. 2. LVS 190-3::2012. „Ceļu vienlīmeņa mezgli”. 3. LVS 190-5: 2011. „Ceļu projektēšanas noteikumi. Zemes klātne”.


Professional Bachelor’s study programme “Civil Engineering”; Second level professional higher educational programme “Civil Engineering”; First level professional higher educational programme “Civil Engineering”