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WSDOT Pavement Guide

WSDOT Pavement Guide

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WSDOT Pavement Guide
Main Menu (List of Modules)
. General document premise,pavement history & overview.2.
. Flexible and rigid pavement basics,types and recycling.3.
. Aggregate, asphalt and portland cement andtheir associated material tests.4.
. Subgrade, traffic loads,environmental and drainage design inputs.5.
. Mix design overview and the principalmethods of HMA and PCC mix design.6.
. Empirical and mechanistic-empirical structural design approaches.7.
. Major pavement construction steps,equipment, issues and variables.8.
. Quality assurance and differentspecification types.9.
. Evaluation methods,measurements and pavement distress/damage.10.
. Typical methods of both with a focus on overlay design.11.
. Pavement lifecycle, costanalysis and management systems.
http://training.ce.washington.edu/WSDOT/?downloadURL=true&loId=43D4D92D-9F75-4EEB-9A70-B77BADE175A1 (1 of 2)4/2/2008 6:25:21 PM
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1.1 Introduction - Welcome
1 Welcome
Welcome to the Washington State Department of Transportation's
Pavement Guide Interactive.
(or "
" for short) is a multimedia CD-ROM based document whose primary purpose is toprovide a general pavement overview covering all aspects from materials to design to construction tomaintenance. Many sections offer supplemental information beyond this general overview in a series of in-depth or WSDOT practices pages. It functions as a “Web site” that resides on a CD-ROM andrequires only a PC/Mac andminimal freewareto access the information. All total, it consists of 275Web pages, 2500 images, 50 animations, 14 videos, and 11,000 hyperlinks. The following subsectionsdescribe the target audience and intended function of the WSDOT
Pavement Guide Interactive
1.1 Target Audience
In a broad sense, this WSDOT
Pavement Guide Interactive
is motivated by the desire to assist thoseboth inside and outside the pavement community including contractors, government agencies, privateconsultants as well as future industry members. As a result, it is applicable at a broad range of potentialusers including engineers, architects, technicians, equipment operators, inspectors, managers and college/ vocational students. 
1.2 Function
Pavement Guide Interactive
functions both as a learning tool and a ready reference; userscan learn about pavements as well as use it as a reference to look up typical values, methods, practicesand resources. Learning is comparable to that of an instructor-led classroom course and locatinginformation for reference is relatively straightforward. Specific motivation for the
Pavement Guide Interactive
is multifold:
Provide a multimedia, interactive product that will benefit those who want basic pavementknowledge. As such, this
can be useful for Federal, State and local agencies,inspectors, design consultants, contractors, operators and students.
Provide in one interactive product, the major features associated with designing and deliveringpavements.
Improve the connection between different pavement aspects such asmix design,structural 
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