Earthwork/Base Technician

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This is a two and a half day course consisting of classroom instruction and case studies. The objective is to give technicians an understanding of what is needed to ensure quality construction of various earthwork and base courses.

Topics to be covered include:

  • - Contractor & ALDOT Responsibilities
  • - Soil Properties
  • - How to Identify Classes of Soil Materials
  • - Collecting Field Samples
  • - Soil and Aggregate Density
  • - Pass/Fail Criteria
  • - What to Do in Case of Failure
  • - Best Practices

The Radiation Safety course is a prerequisite for this course.

Fees, Refunds & Deadline

Registration fee: $500/student
Written retake: $150/student

The costs for housing, food, and transportation are the responsibility of each student. Cancellations two weeks prior to the start date of the course will result in a complete refund of registration fee. No refunds will be provided for a cancellation after that date. Pre-payment and registration is required, and must be received no later than 10 days prior to the start date of the course.

To obtain more information on this course, please call or write:

Vinnie Hester
National Center for Asphalt Technology
277 Technology Parkway
Auburn, AL 36830, USA
Phone: (334) 844-6228
Fax: (334) 844-6248