FHWA evolves Highway Materials Engineering Course
- Published: Monday, 06 January 2014 11:30
- Written by CP Staff
The Federal Highway Administration 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 long service life.
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; Quality assurance; Evaluating recycled materials for beneficial uses in transportation; Soils and foundations; Steel, welding, and coatings; Aggregates for transportation construction; Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide; and, Asphalt materials and paving. The course will be held at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Materials Reference Library in Frederick, Md. Approximately six weeks of training will be delivered through a combination of instructor-led, classroom sessions; Web-based training; independent study; plus, laboratory and field experiences. Instructor-led training will account for four weeks of the total.