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AF2211 Operation and Maintenance of Bridge and Tunnels, LCC and LCA 7.5 credits

The course gives a deeper insight into the theories and methodologies for planning and realization of effective operation, maintenance, repair and upgrading of existing structures.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus AF2211 (Autumn 2010–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course will be given in two concentrated blocks during November 2009 and January 2010. Each block consists of 3 to 4 days. Lectures and presentations will be given in English or Swedish depending on the attendees. Apart from the scheduled teaching, the participants are expected to do independent home work in the form of a field study of two structures (i.e. a bridge, a tunnel, a road or a railway stretch). The field study including planning of maintenance, LCC-analysis and LCA-analysis is presented orally and in a written paper seminar.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Additional knowledge on systems for planning and operation of maintenance of infrastructures.
  • Information about practical systems for management of structures.
  • Basic knowledge on Life Cycle Cost (LCC) and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) analysis for infrastructures.
  • Examples on how to use enhanced methods for operation and management of structures using monitoring.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

At least 120 credits academic studies in Engineering, Science, or Planning and documented proficiency in Swedish B and English A or equivalent (TOEFL, IELTS  e g).

Least 7,5 credits in Structural Design

Recommended prerequisites

Academic degree in civil engineering (BSc or higher) including basic courses on structures, bridges and tunnels.


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Reports presented in the ETSI Nordic joint research project, textbooks in Swedish on maintenance and handouts.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • NÄR1 - Attendance, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 1.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

PRO1, 3 hp, approved written paper presented in seminar

ÖVN1, 1.5 hp, approved exercises

NÄR1, 3 hp, attendance in the course

Other requirements for final grade

All examination moments should be passed.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Built Environment

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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