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Construction Surveying - Earthwork

Credit: 2 PDH Hours
Course Fee: $24.00
11 pages

How it Work!

  1. Register first and log into your account. Study and take the quiz for FREE until passed.
  2. After passing the quiz, follow the page, pay for the course and print your certificate.

Course Summary:

In road, railroad, and airfield construction, the movement of large volumes of earth (earthwork) is one of the most important construction operations. It requires a great amount of engineering effort.

The planning, scheduling, and supervising of earthwork operations are of major importance in obtaining an efficiently operated construction project. To plan a schedule, the quantities of clearing, grubbing, and stripping, as well as the quantities and positions of cuts and fills, must be known.

Learning Objective:

Upon completion of this course the participant would know:

  • The most efficient type and number of pieces of earthmoving equipment that can be chosen for the task.
  • The proper number of personnel assigned, and the appropriate time allotted for the task.
  • The determination of final grades, the balancing of cuts and fills, and the planning of the most economical haul of material.
  • How to compute earthwork volumes.

Review the quiz before studying the course.

Course Content

Course Author: US Army Corps of Engineers

Certificate of completion of the course

This course comes with a multiple-choice quiz. You can view the quiz and take the quiz if you are logged in your account. You can take the quiz for this online PDH course as many times until passed. The passing grade is 70% and above. After you pass the quiz simply follow the page, to pay for the course and print your certificate instantly. A copy of the certificate and receipt for this course will always be in your account.

This online PDH course can also be used as a continuing education course for the following.

Land Surveyors

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