Soils for Pavements

Location: Distance Learning Course

2020 - 2021 On-line Individual: $360.00

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This practical course describes each important element of the soils aspects of road engineering for paved and unpaved roads. Topics: What causes problems, the soil inputs to pavement designs, soil exploration for roads, soil stabilization, construction with soils, incl. QC/QA, fixes for soil-related pavement problems and more. This course will give you a working knowledge of soil behavior, and the basics of geotechnical engineering for design of roads and pavements. What types of soils work best, which to avoid, and how to read soil reports are covered. The course prepares you to continue your own study of soil characteristics and parameters necessary for design in accordance with AASHTO and NCHRP guidelines. This course is useful for engineers, technicians, managers, public works professionals, and those who perform or review pavement designs. It is very practical. If it's been awhile since you've attended a soils or foundation course, or if you're need a refresher or update, this practical course is for you.


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Fee: $360.00
Hours:6.00
CEUs:0.60

Fee Breakdown

CategoryDescriptionAmount
Course Fee (Basic)2020 - 2021 On-line Individual$ 360.00
Course Fee (Alternate)2020 - 2021 DVD Individual$ 380.00

Distance Learning Course

Distance Learning Course

David Elton

Dr. David J. Elton, P.E., is a professor of civil engineering at Auburn University who has been specializing in geotechnical engineering for more than 25 years. His extension activities include the many videos sold by Auburn University Engineering Continuing Education on this website, and the hundreds of live short courses he continues to teach on soils, erosion control, drainage, foundations, soils for roads, lime stabilization, slope stability, and mechanically stabilized backfill walls. His specialty areas include: foundations, geosynthetics, liquefaction, soil mechanics, soils magic and pavement evaluation. Dr. Elton has been honored with national and international awards for his research, teaching and service, including the Fred Burggraf Award from the Transportation Research Board. Dr. Elton has served as president of the North American Geosynthetics Society, and has organized the national professor training course for Geosynthetics for five years which is taught at Auburn University. He has also served as editor of the International Geosynthetics Society Newsletter for five years. He holds two U.S. patents and is a registered professional Engineer.

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