Construction management of infrastructure (from Autumn 2020 - update in progress)





Offered by

Civil Engineering




For exchange/transfer students: General admission requirements.

Main purpose


This course is for graduate or postgraduate civil engineering students in 6th and 7th semester. The main purpose is to give the student an opportunity to try the solitary work a civil engineer often experience in a smaller contracting company, where there are only none or few employed white-collar workers like you.

 Your managing director expects you, whether you are experienced or not, to do what is required according to your employment as a civil engineer and the project in hand - you’ll have to formulate and produce valid solutions yourself since you might not have any colleagues to talk things over with.

 A daunting task that very well may become reality for you within a few months.


The purpose of the course is to provide the students with knowledge and tools to solve problems concerning the planning and execution of different construction and infrastructural works in urban areas.


 The student will be introduced to the process of planning and execution regarding topics as the public, authorities, owners of pipes and lines, traffic companies, police etc.


 The student will acquire the knowledge necessary to design the execution setup for different work situations on different road types regarding traffic signs and road marking.


 Traffic safety and the work environment for road workers will be keywords throughout the course.


 After the completion of the course, the student must:

 • Plan construction works in urban areas.

 • Identify the relevant authorities, pipe owners, public and other stake holders and learn how to communicate with them.

 • Plan the necessary adjustments and relocations of existing traffic during construction works.

 • Design the temporary setup of traffic signs and road marking throughout the execution period.

 • Realize problems concerning traffic safety and the work environment for road workers, and be able to suggest useful proposals and solutions to avoid accidents.

 • Obtain knowledge about ITM – Intelligent traffic management - variable signs etc.



• Planning of administrative and construction processes in road refurbishment in urban areas

 • Process of planning and execution regarding topics as the public, authorities, owners of pipes and wires, traffic companies, police etc.    

 • Design execution setup for different work situations on different road types regarding traffic signs and road marking

 • Planning will be carried out with considerations to traffic, traffic safety and necessary negotiations with interested parties such as the nearby public, authorities, pipe owners etc.

 • Introduction to ITM – Intelligent traffic management, variable signs etc.

Teaching methods and study activities

Expected workload:

- 110 hours of work for the student

- 4 lectures per week for 12 weeks

- There will be 3 assignments in total.



- Lectures (theory)

- Exercises

- Independent study

- Coursework and assignments

- Field trip


Literature used:

 • Textbook: Information will be given during the course

 • Code of the Road: Information will be given during the coursE


 Supplementary literature:

 • Will be uploaded to Study-net in due time during the module.


The assessment is based on the following criteria.

For an assignment to count in the final result, this demand must be fulfilled:
- the assignments must be uploaded on time.
- each assignment counts a certain percentage of the final result, so if not uploaded ... no percentage.
- the percentages are stated on the assignments.
Futhermore; since we use PBL and Peer-assessment, participation in presentation classes is essential
- according to schedule - presentation by random selection - hence MANDATORY presence in these sessions is required.
- by the way; MANDATORY presence is also required when guest teachers are scheduled, and when the lesson schedule says so.
- in order to ensure this, a head count will be made prior to these lessons.
- non approval criteria is when presence is registered below 80%



Grading criteria

Grading according to the Danish 7-point-scale.

Additional information

• Planning the process of a road-construction work in urban or city areas

 • Negotiations with interested parties and authorities

 • Designing the setup of traffic signs and road marking in the process of execution

 • Traffic safety and work environment


Jan Hockerup

Valid from

8/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

Course type

Civil Works


Authorities, pipe owners, relocation of traffic, planning of road construction processes.