CE-069 Chemical Deicers and Concrete Pavements: 1 PDH
Description of the Chemical Deicers and Concrete Pavements course
The Chemical Deicers and Concrete Pavements online PDH course is a part of the Civil Engineering category of courses.
This course focuses on a recently recognized form of deterioration on concrete pavements referred to as chemical deicer distress. It is gaining attention due to the increased frequency and severity of its appearance, which is related to the increased use of aqueous solutions of calcium chloride (CaCl2) and magnesium chloride (MgCl2) for pavement deicing. The resulting pavement distress often first appears as a “shadowing” at the pavement joints, which progresses into disintegration of the concrete. This course summarizes the use of chemical anti-icers and deicers, reviews how hydraulic cement paste (HCP) is traditionally protected from freeze-thaw damage, describes physical and chemical distress mechanisms in the presence of aqueous CaCl2 or MgCl2 brine solutions, and discusses strategies that can be employed to mitigate this distress.
This course is based on US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration publication FHWA-HIF-17-008 “Chemical Deicers and Concrete Pavement: Impacts and Mitigation”.
This course is intended for civil and material engineers and other design and construction professionals interested in chemical deicers and concrete pavements.
At the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Explain different road deicing practices
- Explain and describe causes of freeze/thaw damage in roads
- Recognize factors affecting freeze/thaw damage in concrete pavements
- Employ mitigation measures to mitigate chemical deicer distress
Refunds and Cancellation Policies
The course is accepted by the Professional Engineering boards in states listed on this page. In an unlikely case the course is not accepted by the board listed on this page, we will refund the full payment and will pay for you to take another course of equivalent monetary and PDH / CEU value. For complete list of courses related to Civil Engineering category of courses please click here.
Length of the Course / Activity
This course is intended to be studied at self-pace and it should take on average of 1 hour to read and be able to comprehend the material to successfully past the online quiz.
To receive the certificate of completion for the above 1 PDH online course, you will need to take a 10-question multiple choice quiz based on the reference material supplied and pass with minimum score of 70%. There is no time limit for the quiz and it can be taken multiple times until a passing score of 70% is achieved.
Certificate of Completion
Once you achieve a passing score of 70% on the quiz you will receive and be able to print your Certificate of Completion as a record of your continuing education. PDH Star will keep a record of your certificate for the duration as required by your state of licensure. You will be able to log on to your account and view and print your past Certificate of Completion.
This course is accepted in all states mandating continuing education:
AK, AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY
For detailed state by state requirements click here.
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- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 1 hour
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 1
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self