Video: Road Construction (RC)

Better Ways to Build with Cement Treated Base (RC343)
Portland Cement Association, NW Cement Products Association (10 minutes)
Review of the process and requirements of cement treated base.
Suggested audience: highway superintendents and engineers.

Bituminous Concrete Paving (RC057)
Washington State DOT (45 minutes)
Describes three areas of construction inspection: preliminary checks and equipment; surface preparation and tack coats; and delivery of hot-mix paving, compaction, and final product acceptance. Procedures and inspection requirements are in accordance with Washington State DOT standards, but general information applies.
Suggested audience: construction inspectors.

Building the Notched Wedge Joint© (RC299)
NAPA (8 minutes)
Explores the superior performance of the notched wedge joint and demonstrates its advantages to the paving crew during the construction process. Through graphics and live action, it shows step-by-step procedures for paving crews to follow in building the notched wedge joint.
Suggested audience: highway superintendents and crews.

Field Testing Concrete (RC139)
Washington State DOT (34 minutes)
Organized in three parts: preparation, sampling, and testing; slump test and casting cylinders; and air content.
Suggested audience: highway officials who work with concrete construction.

Fundamentals of Quality Concrete© (RC405)
PCA (22 minutes)
A basic review of Portland cement concrete. The materials used in, and differences between types of concrete, and how to meet the different demands placed on concrete.
Suggested audience: highway and public works officials, engineers and crews.

Guide to Getting Smoother Pavements (RC318)
Arizona DOT/FHWA (16 minutes)
Section One: discusses changes made to paving machines by Arizona officials and crews.
Suggested audience: highway officials and crews.
Section Two: discusses contract modifications to pay a premium for smoother pavements.
Suggested audience: municipal officials and engineers.

Handling Hot Mix Asphalt (RC427)
NAPA (16 minutes)
Proper shoveling and raking/luting techniques for Hot Mix Asphalt.
Suggested audience: highway and public works officials, municipal officials, crews.

Hauling Hot Mix Asphalt (RC428)
NAPA (9 minutes)
Tips for loading and driving safely with Hot Mix Asphalt.
Suggested audience: highway and public works officials, municipal officials, crews.

Lime, the Versatile Stabilizer in Construction (RC073)
National Lime Association (26 minutes)
Illustrates the applications that lime can have in soil stabilization/construction procedures. Shows highway base/sub-base stabilization, airport runways, building foundations, etc. Contains a mix of technical and non-technical language.
Suggested audience: highway superintendents.

Micro Surfacing - Use, Application & Inspection© (RC235)
Video University Productions, 1994 (1 hour 30 minutes)
Details the use and application of micro surfacing. Discusses advantages, types, uses, mix design, components, equipment and workmanship. Includes in-depth detail of good construction practices for micro-paving. Discusses many construction blemishes and how to eliminate them.
Suggested audience: highway and public works officials, engineers, micro-paving crews.

Paving Site Work Practices for Quality (RC329)
NAPA (30 minutes)
A good, basic training video for paving crews. Three segments cover general laborer work activities, paver and roller operations, and work practices.
Suggested audience: highway officials and crews.

Paving Techniques© (RC236)
Video University Productions, 1994 (30 minutes)
Looks at equipment innovations to improve pavement quality. Quality is measured by pavement smoothness and annualized costs. Pavement smoothness can be improved by not stopping the paver. Emphasis is placed on the use of a material transfer vehicle.
Suggested audience: highway and public works officials, and engineers.

Sealcoating: A Matter of Science and Skill (RC178)
Local Roads Research Program (16 minutes)
Provides maintenance workers with a lesson on how to perform a high quality chip seal, and what not to do during sealcoating.
Suggested audience: highway and public works officials, and crews.

Slurry Seal and Its Applications© (RC234)
University Video Productions, 1994 (30 minutes)
A good tape for highway officials who want to learn the basics of slurry seal materials, equipment, and placement. Addresses where to use slurry seal, its advantages, and what to expect.
Suggested audience: highway, public works, and municipal officials, and engineers.

Smoother Pavements: Highways Fit for a King (RC318)
Arizona Department of Transportation / FHWA (21 minutes)
Discusses the pavement smoothness program for smoother road surfaces.
Suggested audience: supervisors, crews.

Smoother Roads Playbook (RC333)
USDOT/FHWA Western Resources Center (25 minutes)
John Madden hosts this video on techniques to help make smoother concrete pavements. It discusses key areas for achieving smoothness: incentives, disincentives, and winning strategy.
Suggested audience: county highway and public works officials, engineers, and NYSDOT employees.

Trenching and Shoring Safety in Construction Environments
(SW 483)
The Training Network (22 Minutes)
Construction work can expose employees to some pretty serious hazards. Compared to other areas on a construction site, working in the excavation more than doubles an employee's chances of being killed on the job. And, some of the greatest excavation hazards can be encountered when employees work in a trench. This training program provides employees with the information they need to work safely in and around a trench (OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1926)
Suggested Audience: Highway and Public Works Officials, Foremen & Crews, Engineers

Understanding the Vibratory Roller (RC429)
NAPA (19 minutes)
How to operate and maintain a vibratory roller. How a vibratory roller differs from a static roller and how it impacts the asphalt, as well as site demonstrations of proper rolling patterns.
Suggested audience: highway and public works officials, municipal officials, crews.

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