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2003 SPECIFICATIONS

SECTION 115

The course contains overviews of the metric system, the use of metric units in the Specifications, and the use of metric units in the plans. The course is applicable to all employees of the Resident Engineer’s office.

Prerequisite: None. Text: 77 pages; Teacher's Manual -83 pages. Duration: 1½ to 2 days. Examination: 1 hour, administered by instructor.

(8) Plan and Specification Reading and Interpretation. This course focuses on improving employees’ ability to read and interpret plans and specifications. The course is applicable to both new and existing personnel.

Prerequisite: None. Text: Student Workbook - 76 pages; Teacher's Manual - 80 pages. Duration: Two and 1/2 Days. Examination: Two Hours, administered by Central Office Personnel.

(d)

Mack-Blackwell Rural Transportation Study Center Certification Program

This program was developed for use by Three different certifications are offered:

both

Contractor

and

Department

personnel.

  • Soils/Aggregate Technician

  • Portland Cement Concrete Technician

  • Hot-Mix Asphalt Concrete Technician

In addition, participants must successfully complete a “Basic Aggregates” course through the Center as a prerequisite to attending any of the above Mack-Blackwell Certification Program courses. Each course last 2½ days. The program requires retesting every four years to retain a certification.

Contractor personnel are required to be certified under a Department recognized Technician Certification program in order to perform Quality Control and Acceptance testing under the Specifications. Certifications from other state DOTs or professional organizations will be reviewed by the Mack-Blackwell Center for consideration of filling the certification requirements.

All Department personnel performing Acceptance and/or correlation testing should be certified to perform the tests they run just as contractors are required to be certified. Appropriate Department personnel will be scheduled to attend the Mack- Blackwell classes as space becomes available. Resident Engineers should contact the Construction Office to schedule personnel to be certified so they may be scheduled to attend the appropriate courses.

Individuals attending the Mack-Blackwell certification classes should prepare in advance by carefully reviewing and performing all test procedures for the certification desired. The certification programs usually consist of 2 days of classroom review and discussion of the testing methods, followed by both written and hands-on examinations where the student is expected to be able to perform each of the test methods. Emphasis

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