FHWA evolves Highway Materials Engineering Course content, delivery
- Published: Monday, 02 December 2013 12:31
- Written by Concrete News
Source: Federal Highway Administration
FHWA is extensively revising its Highway Materials Engineering Academy, which for 20 years has prepared transportation agency staff to develop specifications and guidance; make effective project acceptance decisions; and, design, construct, and maintain assets to achieve a long service life.
“The new training will meet the changing needs of highway agencies by offering the best practices in highway materials engineering, while using today’s diverse platforms for adult learning,” says FHWA’s Michael Rafalowski.
Scheduled for a mid-2014 and January 2015 pilot sessions, the new Highway Materials Engineering Course will feature an orientation and eight modules: Portland cement concrete; Aggregates for transportation construction; Quality assurance; Evaluating recycled materials for beneficial uses in transportation; Soils and foundations; Steel, welding, and coatings; Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide; and, Asphalt materials and paving.