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Roadway Materials

Road Scholar Eligibility

This class is a Road Scholar Level 2 course.

Description

Length: 4 hours

Topics of discussion include discussing why good compaction is important; understanding the meaning of density and compaction; reviewing the nature of the moisture density relationship for compacted soil; investigating hot mix compaction issues; understanding the differences between cutbacks, emulsions, and asphalt; reviewing the grading systems for asphalt products; discussing applications of cutbacks, emulsions, and asphalt; discussing properties of rock that influence performance; understanding standard rock tests; reviewing aggregates for different uses; evaluating stockpiles and stockpile handling; and considering aggregate testing.