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 Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours8
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
  • German (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • 009Υ Technical Drawing
  • 021Υ Topography
  • 082Υ Forest Opening Up and Wood Transport
General Prerequisites
Topography - Surveying Opening up of forests CAD technical Drawing
Learning Outcomes
Students after the end of courses they will be capable of: 1. Designing a layout of forest road network and constructing a Forest road, 2. Slope and road stabilization, 3. Road maintenance and protection of environment by the construction of a forest road 4. Dimensioning and construction of economical and Calculation of a durable and economic road pavement’s thickness and technical works or projects use of byproducts and recycled materials. 5. Environmental Low - Volume Road construction 6. Environmental Impact Assessment for road construction, paths, etc
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
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
General about the road design, construction, upgrade and maintainence of roads in nature, the environmental forest road consturction 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
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • 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 ICT in Student Assessment
Use of PC programs (Anadelta , forest road, etc.)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 Work521.7
Reading Assigment100.3
Student Assessment
Learning goals can be examined based on: 1. Submission of Design Project of Forest Road design (it's compulsory to be submitted prior the examination period) 2. Written exams based on theory curriculum (physical presence of by web presence. 3. Εvaluation of active participation of students - compulsory attendances to laboratories 4. Questions related on student's perception and critical thinking abilities 5. Results of student's searching on relevant websites The grades appointed on the above have the following weight(%) 1. Submission of Design Project of Forest Road design: 35% 2. Written exams based on theory curriculum: 65%
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Δασική οδοποιία Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 49863 Έκδοση: 1/2010 Συγγραφείς: Εσκίογλου Παναγιώτης ISBN: 978-960-99326-1-5 Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): Σταύρος Αντ. Σαρτίνας 2.Δασική Οδοποιία και Φυσικό Περιβάλλον Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 77109213 Έκδοση: 1η/2017 Συγγραφείς: Δούκας Αριστοτέλης-Κοσμάς, Δρόσος Βασίλειος ISBN: 978-960-418-355-5 Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ Α. ΤΖΙΟΛΑ & ΥΙΟΙ Α.Ε.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Low-Volume Roads Engineering: Best Management Practices Field Guide. Paperback – June 18, 2003 by USDA USAID, Independently published (June 18, 2003) 2. Low Volume Roads Manual,
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