CCC-03 Pavement Construction Specifications and Quality Assurance (online)

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CEUs:  CEUs: 1.25

This course was developed in partnership with the City and County Pavement Improvement Center, funded by California Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. This class delivery is supported by the California Department of Transportation, Division of Local Assistance, which offers reduced registration fees to employees of California's city, county, regional, and other public agencies.


This course presents information regarding construction contract documents, quality assurance as applied to pavement construction, construction specifications for the components of pavement structural sections, and preparation of specifications, special provisions, and estimates. This is the primary overview course on pavement construction in the training certificate program offered by the City and County Pavement Improvement Center (CCPIC) in partnership with TechTransfer.

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Topics Include

  • Fundamentals of construction contract documents
  • Aspects of quality assurance and quality assurance programs
  • Materials testing for construction
  • Specifications for subgrade preparation, subbase, and base materials
  • Specifications and quality assurance for construction of concrete and asphalt pavement
  • Fundamentals of specification and special provision writing
  • Fundamentals of quantity and cost estimates

What You Will Learn

  • The relationship of the specifications to the other contract documents
  • The elements of a quality assurance program
  • Common material test methods
  • Greater familiarity with Caltrans and Greenbook specifications for pavement structural section materials and construction
  • What to include and what to avoid when preparing specifications and special provisions
  • Itemization and other considerations in developing the engineer's estimate

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for local agency engineers, inspectors, consultants, project managers, construction managers and others involved in the design and construction of projects which include construction, reconstruction, or rehabilitation of asphalt and concrete pavements.

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