Course NumberGE-02-803
PDH Hours6
Fly Ash in Highway Construction

Fly Ash in Highway Construction

Coal fly ash is a coal combustion product that has numerous applications in highway construction. It has been used in roadways and interstate highways since the early 1950s. In 1974, the Federal Highway Administration urged states to allow partial substitution of fly ash for cement whenever feasible. Additionally, in 1983 the Environmental Protection Agency published federal comprehensive procurement guidelines for cement and concrete containing fly ash to encourage the utilization of fly ash and establish compliance deadlines.

This course provides basic technical information about the various uses of fly ash in highway construction. It presents the properties of fly ash that affect its use in roadway materials and reviews all of the major construction applications and methods currently in use.

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 6 PDH credits.

Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Fly ash as an engineering material
  • Production, handling and characteristics of fly ash
  • Highway applications
  • Fly ash in Portland cement concrete
  • Fly ash in stabilized base course
  • Fly ash in flowable fill
  • Fly ash in structural fills/embankments
  • Fly ash in soil improvements
  • Fly ash in asphalt pavements

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We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This courses is guaranteed to be accepted in AK, AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY. Before purchasing this course, please confirm that your state Board is listed above.