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Distress Pavement Identification

Overview

The Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) developed a Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program to provide a consistent, uniform basis for collecting distress data for pavement performance. This course provides guidance to improve communications within the pavement community by fostering more uniform and consistent definitions of pavement distress. Highway agencies, airports, parking facilities, transportation engineers, and others with significant investment in pavements will benefit from adopting a standard distress language. It also serves as a valuable training tool for highway agencies.

The course follows the manual, focusing on three particular types of pavements: (1) asphalt concrete-surface, (2) jointed portland cement concrete, and (3) continuously reinforced portland cement concrete. Various distress conditions are described and illustrated using diagrams and pictures. Methods of detection and measurements are defined. Detailed guidance is provided to the student on how to conduct a distress survey and how to identify severity levels for various distressed pavement conditions.

The exam for this course contains multiple choice questions and includes pictures and illustrations to test the student on the materials learned.

The student is expected to read and review the material contained in; Distress Identification Manual for the Long-Term Pavement Performance Program (Fourth Revised Edition), Publication NO. FHWA-RD-03-031, June 2003.

The student must take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of forty (40) questions at the end of the course to obtain 8 PDH credits.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Attained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
  • How to evaluate a section of roadway and determine the type and severity of distress
  • Methods for evaluating and measuring distress in pavement
  • Visual depictions for identifying pavement conditions
  • Tools for conducting a pavement distress survey
  • Uniform and consistent definitions of pavement distress

State Board Acceptance

This course can be used by professional engineers to fulfill PDH requirements mandated by state and provincial licensing boards. Decatur Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing education in all states that pre-approve course providers. In all other states that mandate continuing education for engineers, it is the individual engineer's responsibility to determine the suitability of activities for PDH credit. The state boards typically accept online* courses that cover technical, managerial** or ethical content and which are relevant to the practice of engineering. The course must have a clear purpose or objective with a content that will maintain, improve or expand the skills and knowledge of the licensee's field of practice. For questions about your mandatory PDH requirements, visit the website of your state licensing board.

*Online courses are accepted by all state licensing boards that mandate continuing education. Other than New York (which limits online courses to 18 PDH) and Iowa (which limits online courses to 6 PDH), there are no limits placed by other states on the number of hours that can be earned through online continuing education. Consult with your state licensing board if you have any questions about the acceptability of online courses.

**The New York State Board of Engineers does not accept general office management courses, but will accept project management courses that are offered by an approved provider and that are technical in nature and contribute to the engineer's professional practice.Please Note: Continuing Education credits for this course are awarded as PDH (Professional Development Hour Credits).
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Distress Pavement Identification
Overview

The Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) developed a Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program to provide a consistent, uniform basis for collecting distress data for pavement performance. This course provides guidance to improve communications within the pavement community by fostering more uniform and consistent definitions of pavement distress. Highway agencies, airports, parking facilities, transportation engineers, and others with significant investment in pavements will benefit from adopting a standard distress language. It also serves as a valuable training tool for highway agencies.

The course follows the manual, focusing on three particular types of pavements: (1) asphalt concrete-surface, (2) jointed portland cement concrete, and (3) continuously reinforced portland cement concrete. Various distress conditions are described and illustrated using diagrams and pictures. Methods of detection and measurements are defined. Detailed guidance is provided to the student on how to conduct a distress survey and how to identify severity levels for various distressed pavement conditions.

The exam for this course contains multiple choice questions and includes pictures and illustrations to test the student on the materials learned.

The student is expected to read and review the material contained in; Distress Identification Manual for the Long-Term Pavement Performance Program (Fourth Revised Edition), Publication NO. FHWA-RD-03-031, June 2003.

The student must take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of forty (40) questions at the end of the course to obtain 8 PDH credits.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Attained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
  • How to evaluate a section of roadway and determine the type and severity of distress
  • Methods for evaluating and measuring distress in pavement
  • Visual depictions for identifying pavement conditions
  • Tools for conducting a pavement distress survey
  • Uniform and consistent definitions of pavement distress

State Board Acceptance

This course can be used by professional engineers to fulfill PDH requirements mandated by state and provincial licensing boards. Decatur Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing education in all states that pre-approve course providers. In all other states that mandate continuing education for engineers, it is the individual engineer's responsibility to determine the suitability of activities for PDH credit. The state boards typically accept online* courses that cover technical, managerial** or ethical content and which are relevant to the practice of engineering. The course must have a clear purpose or objective with a content that will maintain, improve or expand the skills and knowledge of the licensee's field of practice. For questions about your mandatory PDH requirements, visit the website of your state licensing board.

*Online courses are accepted by all state licensing boards that mandate continuing education. Other than New York (which limits online courses to 18 PDH) and Iowa (which limits online courses to 6 PDH), there are no limits placed by other states on the number of hours that can be earned through online continuing education. Consult with your state licensing board if you have any questions about the acceptability of online courses.

**The New York State Board of Engineers does not accept general office management courses, but will accept project management courses that are offered by an approved provider and that are technical in nature and contribute to the engineer's professional practice.Please Note: Continuing Education credits for this course are awarded as PDH (Professional Development Hour Credits).
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