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Geosynthetics Engineering Workshop - Roadways (1.5-Day)

PROGRAM AREA: Geotechnical
Instructor-led Training (ILT)Instructor-led Training (ILT)
Calendar Year
Host Price
1.5 Days
0.9 Units
$700 Per Participant


CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 20 Maximum: 30


Course 132013 C (1 1/2 day) provides training on the appropriate, cost-effective utilization of geosynthetics in roadway applications. The course examines the use of geotextiles, geogrids, and pavement edge drains in pavement structures. Applications of filtration, drainage, roadway separation, roadway reinforcement, roadway subgrade improvement, and pavement overlays are addressed.


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

  • List four geosynthetic pavement applications for transportation works
  • Identify four types of geosynthetics used in pavement systems, and identify functions they perform
  • Calculate if geosynthetics are a feasible, cost-effective option for construction or maintenance of pavements
  • State and review construction procedures for geosynthetic pavement installations
  • Review design concepts and determine the basic design requirements for geosynthetics in pavement systems
  • Select appropriate material property and design parameter test methods and prepare specification requirement for geosynthetic reinforcement


Federal, State and local transportation personnel (pavement, geotechnical, construction, and maintenance engineers, and construction inspectors and technicians) involved with design and/or construction and/or maintenance of pavement systems. In addition, public agency and private sector construction engineers and project inspectors responsible for installation, construction monitoring and inspection of geosynthetics installations can attend either course. There are no prerequisites, although prior attendance in FHWA-NHI-132012 Soils and Foundations Workshop and FHWA-NHI-132040 Geotechnical Aspects of Pavements are recommended.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.


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The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.


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