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Control and Inspection of Earthwork Construction

John C. Huang, Ph.D., PE & George Thomas, PE

This course presents information on the control of construction from the soils standpoint, for both foundation treatment and compaction control of fills. In addition to a general treatment of the subject applicable to all types of earthwork, separate sections are devoted to problems of rolled earth dams, canals, and miscellaneous construction features. Information on design features and specifications provisions are given to provide background to assist in implementing various control and inspection techniques.

This course is based on Chapter Three of the Earth Manual, Third Edition, published by the U.S. Department of Interior.

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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