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CCE 137 - Road Construction Materials and Construction Technologies Training

Code Start Date Duration Venue
CCE 137 02 October 2023 5 Days Cairo Registration Form Link
CCE 137 27 November 2023 5 Days Berlin Registration Form Link
CCE 137 18 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

 An innovative highway industry provides a major market for the use of 'waste’ resources, at the same time minimizing the need for 'natural’ resources. Selected waste streams and industrial by-products, formerly bound for a landfill, are more frequently finding a route into sustainable highway design and maintenance.Asphalt pavements, concrete, base courses and embankments increasingly have incorporated 'waste’ resources instead of raw materials. Reclaimed concrete and asphalt, scrap tires, plastics, steel slag, roofing shingles, coal fly ash, and composted municipal organic wastes are proven, cost effective, and high-efficiency materials with broad applicability in roadway construction.Other environmentally sustainable actions beyond mere building materials include right-of-way management, the reuse of organic materials from cleaning and grubbing operations, deconstruction of buildings removed from rights-of-way, minimal right-of-way footprints.


Course Objectives

  • Obtainning and introducing knowledge on road construction materials
  • Gaining insights into construction technologies, equipment and techniques
  • Identifying the road materials and material properties in construction
  • Getting information of the materials used in road pavements 

Who Should Attend?

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Construction  professionals

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • An introduction to road construction materials 
  • The used materials for road embankment, road pavement (gravel roads, surface dressed roads, paved roads
  • Material properties
  • Soil and subbase: Standard tests to determine the engineering properties of road materials 
  • Standard tests to determine the engineering properties of road materials

Day 2

  • Types of Asphalt Mixtures
  • Hot mix asphalt concrete
  • Worm mix asphalt concrete
  • Cold mix asphalt concrete

Day 3

  • Design of Asphalt Concrete Mixture
  • How to test materials used in the asphalt mix (course aggregate, fine aggregate, mineral filler, binder 
  • Specification requirements
  • Blinding of aggregate
  • Graduation of blinded aggregates
  • Marshal method for design of asphalt mixtures; volumetric relationships, optimum bitumen content, tolerance, job mix formula

Day 4

  • The importance of quality control in road construction processes
  • Selection of materials sources
  • Test of materials
  • Inspection of the executed work
  • Test the executed work
  • Filling the test result for quality assurance process
  • Quality assurance in road construction processes

Day 5

  • Road Construction Technology
  • Introduction to the new technologies in road construction
  • New equipment’s, new techniques used in road construction