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Field Compaction Methods for Soils

Vincent D. Reynolds, MBA, PE

This hour online course discusses the methods involved in Field Compaction for Soils. The subgrade is the first line of support for roadways, bridges, runways, etc. It is important that during the placement of earth backfill that the subgrade be compacted to the minimum requirements as determined by the engineer. This course will introduce the engineer to the most widely used methods for compacting subgrades and their importance in the construction of various structures.

This course requires that the readers have access to the following AASHTO or ASTM standards: Standard Test for Laboratory Compaction Characteristics of Soil Using Modified effort, (ASTM D-698 and AASHTO T-180) or Standard Test for Laboratory Compaction Characteristics of Soil Using Standard effort (ASTM D-1557 and AASHTO T-99).

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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