Geotechnical Aspects of Pavement - Part 2

Course Number: G-15002
Credit: 15 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Vincent D. Reynolds, P.E., M.B.A.
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Overview

In Geotechnical Aspects of Pavement - Part 2, you'll learn ...

  • The effects of geotechnical factors on pavement design and performance
  • How geotechnical properties are incorporated into pavement design calculations
  • Identification and treatment of collapsible or highly compressible soils, expansive or swelling soils, subsurface water and saturated soils, and frost-susceptible soils
  • Guidelines on alternate stabilization methods, which are often used to mitigate special problems

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Credit: 15 PDH

Length: 262 pages

Both flexible and rigid pavement requires a rigid subgrade in order to function safely and efficiently. The structural system would fail if either section of the structural element is deficient. This course will present to the engineer the geotechnical aspects of pavement design. Details on geotechnical exploration and characterization of base and subbase materials will be studied.

This course is part 2 of a two part series. Part 2 will focus on pavement structural design and performance as well as construction QA/QC procedures.

After completing this 15-hour course you will have valuable information that can be used to effectively design, construct and evaluate flexible and rigid pavement systems.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • How to determine asphalt thickness
  • The useful life of flexible and rigid pavement systems
  • The most effective means to compact soils
  • Design details and subgrade conditions requiring special design
  • Pavement recycling
  • How to determine the capacity of circular pipes
  • How to determine the rates of infiltration
  • How to evaluate gross structural deficiencies in soils
  • How to use chemical stabilization methods
  • How to use the AASHTO pavement design guides

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 65 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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