Distress Pavement Identification
In Distress Pavement Identification , you'll learn ...
- What is needed to execute accurate, consistent and repeatable distress evaluation surveys
- How to identify the nature of pavement distress using photographs and illustrated drawings
- How to take relevant measurements to determine the severity of a pavement distress condition
The Strategic Highway Research Program developed a Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program to provide a consistent, uniform basis for collecting distress data for pavement performance. This course provides guidance to improve communications within the pavement community by fostering more uniform and consistent definitions of pavement distress. Highway agencies, airports, parking facilities, transportation engineers, and others with significant investment in pavements will benefit from adopting a standard distress language. It also serves as a valuable training tool for highway agencies.
The course focuses on three particular types of pavements: (1) asphalt concrete-surface, (2) jointed Portland cement concrete, and (3) continuously reinforced Portland cement concrete. Various distress conditions are described and illustrated using diagrams and pictures. Methods of detection and measurements are defined. Detailed guidance is provided to the student on how to conduct a distress survey and how to identify severity levels for various distressed pavement conditions.
Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- How to evaluate a section of roadway and determine the type and severity of distress
- Methods for evaluating and measuring distress in pavement
- Visual depictions for identifying pavement conditions
- Tools for conducting a pavement distress survey
- Uniform and consistent definitions of pavement distress
Certificate of Completion
You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 32 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.
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