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Diamond Grinding & Grooving

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

This two-hour online course describes diamond grinding and grooving of concrete pavements to maintain and preserve concrete pavements. The Caltrans text can serve as a reference and ranges from general instructions to specific practices for the procedures. Topics discussed are the selection and use of concrete materials, construction processes, pavement distress types, checklists, and troubleshooting guides. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Pavement preservation has become more important for maintaining the national highways. FHWA and its partnership with states and other agencies have realized the benefits of preservation systems which equate to improved pavement performance, safety and increased pavement life. The goal is to address pavement problems before more serious damage occurs. FHWA guidelines were developed as one the techniques to effectively restore slab integrity, rideability and to extend the pavement service life.

This course should benefit civil engineers, pavement engineers, transportation engineers, field and office personnel, supervisors and maintenance personnel.

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

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NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.