Aggregate Testing

Cost: $75
AFE # for DOT- 7164

Training Objectives

(Hosted by the DOT Lab Accreditation Training Group)

The attendee will:

  • Determine moisture content, SD 108
  • Learn correct sampling methods, SD 201
  • Understand minimum sample sizes, Perform sieve analysis of aggregate material, Learn procedure for concrete aggregate testing, SD 202.
  • Determine the Flakiness Index of aggregate material, SD 203
  • Test for material finer than a #200 sieve, SD 206
  • Determine the liquid limit, plastic limit and plasticity index, SD 207
  • Determine percentage of lightweight material in fine aggregate, SD 208
  • Determine percentage of crushed particles/fractured faces, SD 211
  • Learn how to reduce samples to testing size, SD 213
  • Determine percentage of lightweight material in coarse aggregate, SD 214.

Bring a DOT Materials manual and a hand held calculator. This course is conducted prior to the Soils Testing Course.

Date Time City Location
January 6 - 8, 2020 10 am Monday to 12 noon Wednesday Sioux Falls Sioux Falls Meeting Room A & Lab
January 27 - 29, 2020 10 am Monday to 12 noon Wednesday Aberdeen HP Conference Room & Aberdeen Region Materials Warehouse
February 10 - 12, 2020 10 am Monday to 12 noon Wednesday Pierre DOT Materials Lab
March 9 - 11, 2020 10 am Monday to 12 noon Wednesday Rapid City Rapid City Large Conference Room

How to Register:

DOT employees 
Register via the DOT LMS.
Contact Michele Beeler (605.773.2371) or Amy Klein-Greba (605.773.5442) for questions.

Contractors/Public Sector 
Please register by sending an email to

We ask that you cancel your registration 24-hours prior to the start of the training course. Anyone who does not attend and who have not cancelled their registration 24-hours prior to the class, will be considered no-shows. Agencies/companies will be billed full price for employees who are considered no-shows.