TRAINING LEVEL: Intermediate
CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 20 Maximum: 35
This course presents the concepts of mechanically stabilized earth wall (MSEW) and reinforced soil slope (RSS) systems and their application to roadways. The construction materials for both systems are described and guidance on acceptance for use is given. MSEW and RSS system construction steps are taught and typical construction practices and techniques are presented.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
The primary audience for this course is agency and consultant construction engineers, inspectors, and technicians. In addition, management; specification and contracting specialists; bridge/structures, geotechnical, and roadway design engineers; and engineering geologists interested in construction aspects of MSEWs and RSS structures are encouraged to attend. Attendees should have a basic knowledge of soil mechanics and structural engineering. (Note that NHI offers a 3-day course, FHWA-NHI-132042 Design of MSEWs and RSSs and a 3-day course, FHWA-NHI-132080 Inspection of MSEWs and RSSs.)
If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 877.558.6873.
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