Basic Materials

Road Scholar Level I

The course is designed to introduce public works employees and construction personnel to various types of asphalt and soils along with their use and application. The course generally includes content regarding: Soils types, Atterberg limits, moisture content, compaction, field measurement of moisture content, density and smoothness, Aggregates (sources, uses, important properties, compaction, handling), Asphalt and hot mix asphalt (asphalt types, paving applications, grades, hot mix asphalt, preparation of existing surface, HMA production, transportation, placement and compaction, additive, fabrics, recycling), Concrete (ingredients, mixing, placing, handling, workability, curing, compressive and flexure strength, admixtures).