Energy, Mobility and Environmental Management

Infrastructure Management

Integrated course, 3.00 ECTS

 

Course content

This integrated course provides a profound overview of planning, routing, road design, road cross-section, road design methodology and operation of transport infrastructure including economic efficiency calculation taking into account relevant environmental impacts (EIA, integration of LCA). Another focus is placed on relevant official approval procedures and exercises in designing transport routes in compliance with the regulations using AutoCAD.

Learning outcomes

This module provides knowledge of economic operating and maintenance strategies for transport infrastructure taking into account relevant environmental impacts and gives an insight into the business strategies followed by transport operators. The module also offers an overview of relevant official procedures as well as technical, legal and commercial aspects of transport infrastructure.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Books: Heindel/Richter: Straßen- und Tiefbau: Mit lernfeldorientierten Projekten, Europa-Lehrmittel Verlag; Merli/Greimel: Optimierungspotentiale bei Behördenverfahren: Das Beispiel Anlagengenehmigungen, Linde Verlag; Aberle: Transportwirtschaft, Einzelwirtschaftliche und Gesamtwirtschaftliche Grundlagen, Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag GmbH; Prassas/Roes: Engineering economics and finance for transportation Infrastructure, Springer Verlag; Maier/Tödtling/Trippl: Regional- und Stadtökonomik 1, Standorttheorie und Raumstruktur, Springer Verlag; Steierwald/Künne/Vogt: Stadtverkehrsplanung – Grundlagen, Methoden, Ziele, Springer Verlag
Journals: Straße und Autobahn; Straßenverkehrstechnik; ZVR Zeitschrift für Verkehrsrecht; VCÖ-Magazin; Verkehr; Eurotransport; Public Transport International; traffic technology international; ÖZV – Österreichische Zeitschrift für Verkehrswissenschaft; World Highways

Mode of delivery

ILV

Prerequisites and co-requisites

MOB3 and NWG3

Assessment methods and criteria

Written/oral