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Geotechnical Issues of Road Construction & On Site Monitoring

John Huang, Ph.D., PE and John Poullain, PE

This four-hour online course covers the methods and procedures used to address the geotechnical issues in construction and performance for new construction and reconstruction of pavements. It discusses the characterization of existing and constructed subgrades and unbound base and subbase materials and the basic concepts of soil behavior are considered. The influences of geotechnical factors are reviewed with respect to AASHTO design guides. Problem subgrades such as plastic, expansive, frost susceptible, and collapsible soils, and karst, and caves are discussed. The types of construction specifications and QA/QC requirements are reviewed.

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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