GE-005 Cut and Cover Tunnels: 3 PDH
Description of the Cut and Cover Tunnels course
The Cut and Cover Tunnels online PDH course is a part of the Geotechnical Engineering category of courses.
This course provides guidance on the construction methodology and excavation support systems for cut-and-cover road tunnels, describes the structural design in accordance with the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, and discusses various other design issues.
The intent of this course is to provide guidance in the interpretation of the AASHTO LRFD Specifications in order to have a more uniform application of the code and to provide guidance in the design of items not specifically addressed in AASHTO (2008). The designers must follow the latest LRFD Specifications. A design example illustrating the concepts presented in this course is presented as an Appendix for informational purpose. Other considerations dealing with support of excavation, maintenance of traffic and utilities, and control of groundwater and how they affect the structural design are also discussed.
The online PDH course is based on Chapter 5 “Cut and Cover Tunnels ” of the US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration publication tilted, “Technical Manual for Design and Construction of Road Tunnels – Civil Elements” (FHWA-NHI-10-034). This course is intended to be used by geotechnical, civil and structural engineers and others interested in learning about tunnel planning, design and construction.
At the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Describe the construction methodology of cut and cover tunnels
- Discuss excavation support methods
- Explain structural systems used in cut and cover tunnels
- Define loads acting on the tunnel
- Explain structural design methodology for the design of the tunnel
- Discuss groundwater control methods
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 Geotechnical 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 3 hours to read and be able to comprehend the material to successfully past the online quiz.
To receive the certificate of completion for the above 3 PDH online course, you will need to take a 15 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 3 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self