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E – 1231 Rigid Pavement Design

Intended Audience: engineers, architects and professionals who want an introduction to rigid pavement design for streets, and parking areas

PDH UNITS: 3

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    This is an introduction to rigid pavement design. It is a basic treatment that will introduce designers to some important principles and terminology. In simple applications on real projects the information provided will give designers a good start in addressing subgrades, select materials and subbase courses, base courses and pavement design for rigid pavements for streets, roads and parking lots. This course is intended for engineers, architects and construction professionals who want an introduction to rigid pavement design for streets, roads and parking areas. The course will give you the basic terminology and technical considerations needed to help you address rigid pavement design issues on specific projects.

    Here is what you will learn about:
    I. INTRODUCTION
    II. RIGID PAVEMENT DESIGN
    A. Soil Classification and Tests
    B. Compaction
    C. Treatment of Unsuitable Soils
    D. Determination of Modulus of Subgrade Reaction
    III. RIGID PAVEMENT BASE COURSE
    A. General Requirements
    B. Materials
    C. Compaction
    D. Frost Requirements
    IV. CONCRETE PAVEMENT
    A. Mix Proportioning and Control
    B. Testing
    C. Special Conditions
    V. PLAIN CONCRETE PAVEMENT DESIGN
    A. Roller-Compacted Concrete Pavements
    B. Design Procedure
    VI. REINFORCED CONCRETE PAVEMENT DESIGN
    A. Application
    B. Design Procedure
    C. Limitations
    D. Reinforcing Steel
    E. Design Example
    F. Typical Details

    Learning Objectives

    At the successful conclusion of this course, you’ll be able to identify and discuss:

    • Learn how to evaluate site and soil conditions.
    • Learn how to evaluate traffic conditions and use the Design Index.
    • Learn how to design rigid pavement subgrades.
    • Learn how to design rigid pavement select materials and subbase courses.
    • Learn how to design rigid pavement base courses.
    • Learn the design procedure for rigid pavement design.

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