This course offers professional development hours (PDHs). You will see the PDHs on your course completion certificate, which also serves as documentation of your attendance. PDH requirements vary, therefore, it is up to you to determine whether or not this particular course qualifies under your State or board requirements.
Course overview: This course focuses on the best practices involved in the application of high friction surface treatments (HFSTs) on pavements that can dramatically reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities associated with friction demand issues, such as during wet conditions.
The course cites recent State DOT case studies while also covering safety factors and other benefits, material specifications and durability, mixing processes, installation and application practices, post-installation and maintenance activities, project communication considerations, environmental factors, as well as best practices and lessons learned.
Training level: This training is recommended for the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council levels II-IV.
Target audience: This course is designed for technicians, inspectors, and supervisors with an interest in high friction surface treatments.
Learning outcomes: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Define HFSTs;
• Describe typical HFST applications and benefits;
• Explain the material specifications of HFSTs, including the type of binders and aggregates that are used, how they are mixed, and their durability;
• Describe how HFSTs are applied, including the surface preparation activities;
• List some quality control best practices involved in HFST applications;
• Explain how HFSTs should be inspected;
• List some maintenance issues related to HFSTs; and
• Explain some of the project considerations and lessons learned related to HFST applications.