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Accessible Sidewalks - Design Issues for Pedestrians with Disabilities (GI385)
U.S. Access Board, (41 minutes)
Shows why good design, construction, and maintenance of sidewalks, crosswalks, etc., are vital for pedestrians with disabilities. Four segments discuss design issues for pedestrians: wheelchairs, ambulatory impairments, low vision, and blind.
Suggested audience: highway, public works, and municipal officials, and engineers.

Basic Principles for Proper Installation of Corrugated Steel Drainage Structures (DR339)
NCSPA (20 minutes)
Covers the basics of corrugated steel pipe types and installation. Includes excavation, preparation, handling, assembly, and backfilling.
Suggested audience: highway and public works officials, crews, and engineers.

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.

Concrete Bridge Protection, Repair, and Rehabilitation (BC264)
NACE (5 minutes)
Methods of permanent repair and rehabilitation, as well as protection of concrete bridges.
Suggested audience: highway officials, crews, and engineers.

Design and Installation of Buried Pipes (BC319)
American Society of Civil Engineers (42 minutes)
An engineer-level review of the structural design and installation of buried pipe including pressure and non-pressure culvert pipes. Includes a resource book.
Suggested audience: county highway superintendents and engineers.

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 superintendents, engineers and crews.

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

Highway Runoff Water Quality (DR024)
Washington State DOT (33 minutes)
Describes a research study performed on the effects of runoff from highways on the quality of water bodies receiving the drainage.
Suggested audience: engineers and road construction crews.

Manufacturing of Quality Corrugated Steel Pipe and Structural Plate, The (DR362)
NCSPA (18 minutes)
An overview of the process for manufacturing steel corrugated pipe and plates, and the types of corrugated steel pipe available.
Suggested audience: county highway superintendents and engineers.

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.

Prefabricated Timber Bridge Deck Panels (BC301)
TKO Enterprises/USDA Forest Service (11 minutes)
In the Lake Erie snowbelt of Ashtabula County, Ohio, Engineer John Smolen has developed a way to build timber bridges indoors. The timber bridge program not only allows county employees to stay busy between snow plowings, it produces bridges faster. Bridges needing repair see less closing time and more traffic.
Suggested audience: highway superintendents, crews, and engineers.

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.

 Surveying Safety (SA398)
West Virginia LTAP center (17 minutes)
This video covers some of the hazards surveyors face as they work in every phase of construction, both inside and outside the work zone.
Suggested audience: supervisors and crews.
Comments from viewers: "Around construction a surveyor has to constantly shift attention from measuring to the surrounding environment. Lots of good advice"


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Application of Geophysical Methods to Highway Related Problems
Keywords: Design, Geotechnical Engineering, Non-Destructive Testing, Testing

Keywords: Design, Engineering Circular, Hydrology, Storm

NACE Action Guide III-6: Aerial Photography
Source: NACE
Keywords: Design, Mapping, Planning, Surveys

Selection and Use of Engineers, Architects and Professional Consultants: 2nd Edition
Source: APWA
Keywords: Administration, Consultants, Public Agencies

Subsurface Utility Engineering
Keywords: Engineering, Road Design, Subsurface, Utilities

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