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Course Description

COURSE:  WENG 555 Airfield Pavement Construction Inspection

OBJECTIVE:  For each student to comprehend and be able to apply the basic principles of pavement technology and Quality Control/Quality Assurance to airfield pavement inspection.

DESCRIPTION:  This course increases student's ability to implement quality assurance/quality control measures during the design and construction of airfield pavements. The course is based on Unified Facility Guide Specifications (UFGS). It draws from industry standard pavement construction practices and applies them to Air Force airfield projects. The course is broken into four general areas. These include general inspection and contract management; aggregate fundamentals, base and subbase; asphalt mix design and paving operations; concrete mix design and paving operations. Comprehensive case studies and quizzes provide reinforcement of the material covered in the classroom. The course includes reading, homework and quizzes. Expect 1 to 1 1/2 hours per day outside of the classroom to complete assignments.

PRIMARY AUDIENCE:  Chief Construction Management, Construction Management Inspector, Pavement Inspector, Civil Engineer Junior Officers, Pavement Engineer, Civil Design Engineer

SECONDARY AUDIENCE:  Pavement Maintenance Supervisor, Heavy Equipment Operators

GRADE:   Officers: O1-O3; Enlisted: E4-E8; Civilians: GS7-13, WS9-14, WL7-11, and WG7-11

PREREQUISITES:  There are no pre-requisites for this course. Students should plan on work outside of duty hours to complete homework assignments and quizzes. Time will not be available during the duty hours for completion of assigments.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  This course is designed for individuals who are directly involved with the inspection of airfield pavement construction/repair projects. The course is not intended for those performing in-house pavement repairs. However, the information learned in the course is useful for anybody performing any type of pavement inspection or construction.

Starting 1 January 2020, non-Air Force students may be charged tuition. For more information, please contact our course managers by clicking the Contact Us button.

Web (online). This is a self-paced course.

COURSE CREDIT:  3.0 CEUs in compliance with IACET standards

COURSE LENGTH:  See delivery method section

QUESTIONS? Send us an e-mail by clicking the Contact Us button.

HOW TO APPLY:  Select a date from the list below by clicking the button. (Note: Some courses are offered only once annually). Then click the Apply button.

01-Feb-2022 to 31-Mar-2022 / Web Enabled (Registration closes 18-Jan-2022)
01-Apr-2022 to 31-May-2022 / Web Enabled (Registration closes 18-Mar-2022)


Air Force Institute of Technology
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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433-7765
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