SOILS SAMPLING AND TESTING TRAINING GUIDE FOR FIELD AND LABORATORY TECHNICIANS ON ROADWAY CONSTRUCTION

This manual has been developed as a training guide for field and laboratory technicians responsible for sampling and testing of soils used in roadway construction. It was completed in conjunction with K-TRAN Project KSU-96-10, entitled "Pilot Study to Determine Personnel Certification and Training." The development and implementation of Quality Control/Quality Assurance specifications by the Kansas Department of Transportation has been a driving force behind the development of a soils training and certification program. Soils training and certification will increase the knowledge of laboratory, production, and field inspectors. Both the owner agency and the contractor will benefit with an increased number of qualified personnel to perform acceptance and quality control functions. In addition, it is anticipated that this program and its standardized set of core tests will help to achieve certification reciprocity throughout the region. This manual is a guide for training personnel to perform the core soils tests they should understand in order to be certified. The manual is based on American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) test methods and procedures. During the 4th Annual Federal Highway Administration Region 5 & 7 Training and Certification Workshop, a core content of ASTM and AASHTO tests for soil technician training was defined by the Soils Training Development Team. This training manual implements this core content for certification of laboratory soil field inspectors.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 248 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00798942
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: K-TRAN: KSU-96-10,, Final Report
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, ATRI, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 15 2000 12:00AM