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Fundamentals of Materials Used for Concrete Pavements

PROGRAM AREA: Construction and Maintenance
COURSE NUMBER: FHWA-NHI-134084
Web-based Training (WBT)Web-based Training (WBT)
Calendar Year
Length
CEU
Price
2017
2 Hours
0 Units
$25 Per Participant

TRAINING LEVEL: Intermediate

CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 1 Maximum: 1

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This training is provided by the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TCCC) in partnership with NHI to review integrated materials and construction practices for concrete pavement. It is the first training of its kind offered by NHI, and we would like to give special recognition to the TCCC for their efforts. This training is recommended for the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council levels II - IV. This course is primarily intended for inspectors and technicians.

The materials used in Portland cement concrete play an extremely valuable role in the performance of the concrete. This training covers both the non-reactive and reactive materials used in Portland cement concrete. This would include the aggregates, curing compound, reinforcement, and the materials that are chemically reactive.

This module is part of a curriculum from the "Integrated Materials and Construction Practices for Concrete Pavement" manual developed through the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center at Iowa State University. The other Web-based training modules include:

FHWA-NHI-134075 TCCC Hardened Concrete Properties - Durability

FHWA-NHI-134085 TCCC Incompatibility in Concrete Pavement Systems

FHWA-NHI-134087 TCCC Mix Design Principles

FHWA-NHI-134095 TCCC Early Age Cracking

FHWA-NHI-134096 TCCC Basics of Cement Hydration

FHWA-NHI-134097 TCCC Fresh Concrete Properties

FHWA-NHI-134098 TCCC Construction of Concrete Pavements

FHWA-NHI-134100 TCCC QCQA for Concrete Pavements

FHWA-NHI-134101 TCCC Design of Pavement

FHWA-NHI-134102 TCCC Troubleshooting for Concrete Pavements

OUTCOMES:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify materials used in Portland cement concrete
  • Describe the importance of each material and the role it plays in the performance of the concrete
  • Describe how each material reacts with the other materials to obtain strength, permeability, workability, etc.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

This training is designed for FHWA, State, and local agencies and their industry counterparts involved in the process to assure that the materials used in Portland cement concrete meet specification requirements and are compatible to provide good, durable concrete. It is applicable to anyone desiring a better understanding of the materials used in Portland cement concrete.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at nhicustomerservice@dot.gov or 877.558.6873.


 

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