Road Construction

Hot Mix Asphalt Paving Inspection: Crushing and Shaping

This video looks at HMA base crushing and shaping as covered by the standard specifications.  It examines the subject in terms of preparations for the work, materials and equipment used, work steps followed, and key inspections required including documentation.

Hot Mix Asphalt Paving Inspection: Rubblizing

This video program shows preparations for rubblizing, materials and equipment used, and other construction steps, and the related construction concerns including documentation.

Hot Mix Asphalt Paving Inspection (Parts 1 and 2): Basic Information and Equipment, Pavement Preparations

A 4 video training series covering the work methods used by highway construction personnel who inspect hot mix asphalt paving operations. The overall objective of this series is to help both new and experienced inspectors in performing the duties and responsibilities necessary for ensuring that quality HMA pavements are constructed for the state of Michigan. Part 1 includes basic information about paving and then covers equipment requirements in detail.

Hot Mix Asphalt Sampling - Behind the Paving Unit

This presentation covers the methods used for sampling HMA paving mixtures at the paving site - immediately behind the paver and prior to rolling.

Concrete Dowel Bar Inserter

Watch a dowel bar inserter in operation. The machine is used to insert loose dowel bars into the wet concrete during paving operations.

Highway Work Zone Safety Series

Traffic Control Safety: Understand the proper procedures for installing and maintaining effective traffic control through a highway work zone. Learn to recognize dangerous situations and increase awareness of potential hazards while performing work assignments.
Utility Safety in Work Zones: Learn to recognize the marking indicators and dangers of the five major utilities-gas, telecommunications, electric, water, and sewer. Also reviews the consequences of disruptions.

Trenching and Shoring Safety

Provides an understanding of trench hazards--and how to prevent cave-ins.

Construction Trenching and Shoring

Provides basic trenching and shoring safety guidelines. The practical safeguards covered can help prevent needless casualties.

Problems with Gravel Roads (Parts 1-3)

Problems With Gravel Roads (Part 1) - Federal Highway Administration 1996 - Video VH-317 - This 3-part video was developed to help local agencies recognize typical problems with gravel roads, understand their causes, and correct them in a cost-effective manner.

Problems With Gravel Roads (Part 2) - Federal Highway Administration 1996 - Video VH-317 - This 3-part video was developed to help local agencies recognize typical problems with gravel roads, understand their causes, and correct them in a cost-effective manner.

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