About the research
The objective of research is to produce four independent 1.5-hour long, web-based training courses that focus on the how-to of constructing quality concrete pavement preservation techniques. The specific topics to be included in the four courses are: full-depth patching, partial-depth patching, dowel bar retrofitting, cross-stitching, and diamond grinding.
The production of these courses will draw upon project team experiences with construction techniques applicable to these technologies, as well as with developing effective WBT. The team will produce training that meets the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) National Highway Institute (NHI) learning standards and meets NHI Electronic Learning Management System (LMS) requirements. Materials prepared by the project team for the WBT will follow the requirements of NHI’s Style and General Standards Guide.
The team will develop new content, including a video of the techniques, worker interviews, and animations that will enhance adult learning. The team will draw from existing resources, including recently published materials such as second edition of The Concrete Pavement Preservation Guide (FHWA Publication No. FHWA-HIF-14-014), which was prepared by the National CP Tech Center. The guide covers full- and partial-depth repair, dowel bar retrofit, cross stitching and diamond grinding, including some aspects of construction.