Forest Road Construction

Course Information
TitleΔΑΣΙΚΗ ΟΔΟΠΟΙΙΑ / Forest Road Construction
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID420000046

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Dasologías kai Fysikoý Perivállontos (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Compulsory CoursesSpecial Election115

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
  • German (Instruction, Examination)
  • Italian (Instruction)
General Prerequisites
Opening up of forests
Learning Outcomes
Desiging a layout of forest road network and constructing a Forest road, Slope and road stabilization, Environmental Impact Assessment from the construction of forest road, Maintenance of forest roads using different kind of products and by-products, Calculation of a durable and economic road pavement’s thickness and technical works or projects
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
General about the road construction , the roads, the vehicles and their historical development. Road classification, general aspects for the study and laying out of roads.Subject , purpose,historical development and seperations of forest road construction , classification of forest roads.Data for the study and the laying out of forest roads.laying out, process and drawing up the forest road surveying . report of general recognition , preliminary or recognition study, final study, indirect and direct laying of forest roads,infrastructure construction, study of soil natural properties, soil mechanical, soil technical problemsand research. Soil classification, surface preparation for road construction, excavations, rock removal, soil transport, surface formation and construction of embankments, drainage works. Construction of technical works(ditches,drains,bridges,support walls etc.) Construction of forest road’s surface structure, earthen roads, forest roads with stabilized surface and surface’s stabilization methods.Calculation of road pavement’s thickness,flexible pavements from concrete. Calculation and construction of technical projects.Knowledge of soil mechanics for the erosions, the landslides and precipitations of slopes, protection of slopes with biological mechanics methods, phytotechnical correction of stability, covering and draining of constructions and selection of methods and construction materials.Maintenance of forest roads ant the effects on the environment by the construction of forest roads.
Forest Road Construction, Desiging a layout of forest road network, construction of pavement and technical project, using by-products for road uper layer, stabilization of slopes, maintenance of forest road
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Use of PC programs (Anadelta , forest road )for the calculation of pavements and geometrical specifications. Representation of forest road construction with the help of power point and videos. Also I realize an electronic (personal page ....) contact with the students.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Yes and the results are in the page of MODIP
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Π. Εσκίογλου Δασική Οδοποιία Κ. Δούκας-Β. Δρόσος Δασική Οδοποιία και Φυσικό περιβάλλον
Additional bibliography for study
Γ. Τσώχος Περιβαλλοντική Οδοποιία Yoder e, M. Witzack Principles of pavement design Γ. Στεργιάδη Δασική Οδοποιία I & II Α. Μουρατίδης Οδοποιία Α. Νικολαίδης Οδοποιία Οδοστρώματα Ν. Νίκου Εφαρμοσμένη Δασική Οδοποιία
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