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: $550/student
Written retake: $150/student

Costs for housing, food and transportation are the responsibility of each participant. Registration fees must be paid at time of registration. Registration closes 2 weeks prior to start date of course or when class is full, whichever comes first. Cancellations received at least 2 weeks prior to the course start date will result in a full refund. No refunds will be provided for course cancellations after that date; however, substitutions will be accepted.

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

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