Earth Materials as Engineering Materials
“Earth Materials as Engineering Materials,” part of the “Earthwork Series,” is an overview of the basic properties of earth materials or soil and their engineering properties as they relate to construction.
The “Earthworks Series” was created to train both agency and industry technicians that will be using earth materials as engineering materials on an earthwork project. The series covers the following:
- The components and types of soil
- The soil characteristics that affect engineering performance
- The differences between description and classification of soil
- The processes of soil verification
- Preliminary inspector responsibilities as a part of contract specifications
“Highway Plan Reading Basics” is the first course in our most popular series, the “Plan Reading Series.” The ability to read plans is essential for anyone involved in highway or bridge construction. This course describes the foundational information needed to begin reading and understanding highway plans. The course includes an overview of the title page and its components, station numbers, townships, and quantity estimates.
The “Plan Reading Series” contains eight modules designed to cover both basic plan reading instructions as well as providing a more in-depth level of instruction for training levels I-IV. The series covers the following:
- Plan sheets for highway, county, bridge, and culvert construction
- Station locations and calculate, cross-section, profile, and plan views as well as centerline location, point of intersection, and a variety of plan details
- The plan sheet for all parts of both a bridge substructure and superstructure
- The terminology and symbols used when reading plans