Training & Development

Soils Testing

AFE # for DOT- 7178
This class will start Wednesday at 1 p.m. and go until Friday at noon.

Training Objectives: (Hosted by the DOT Lab Accreditation Training Group)
The attendee will:
  • Classify soils and aggregate, SD 103
  • Establish the moisture-density relationship of soils, aggregates and mixtures, SD 104
  • Determine the in-place density of soils and granular materials, SD 105
  • Determine the density of soil in-place, SD 106
  • Determine moisture content, SD 108
  • Determine in-place density of granular materials with a thickness of 3" or less, SD 110
  • Determine in-place moisture content and density of soil and aggregate, including lime treated material, by the nuclear method, SD114

Determine target dry density and in-place density of salvage/recycled materials using the nuclear meter, SD114 & SD 219
Bring a DOT Materials manual and a hand held calculator. DOT Technicians conduct this course following the Aggregate Testing Course.

January 6-8, 2016 (Full)
6th: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
7th: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
8th: 8 a.m. - 12 noon
Sioux Falls
Meeting Room A & Lab, DOT Area Office
5316 W 60th St. N, Sioux Falls, SD 57107
January 27-29, 2016
27th: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
28th: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
29th: 8 a.m. - 12 noon
DOT Materials Lab

February 10-12, 2016 (Full)

10th: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
11th: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
12th: 8 a.m. - 12 noon
Rapid City
Region Lab& Large Meeting Room
February 24-26, 2016
24th: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
25th: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
26th: 8 a.m. - 12 noon
HP Conference Room  &
Aberdeen Region Materials Warehouse

Register by sending an email to BHR Training Registration with the course title, date, time, location and employee number.


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