Advanced Quality Control for Roads Construction Projects



This course is designed to enhance managerial and technical skills of the participants responsible for planning, managing and supervising road construction projects for more efficient, effective and high standard road construction works. It also focuses on up-to-date knowledge of quality standard and quality control issues of construction property as well as work processes in all construction phases that lead to better quality of road works.

Quality control activities should be conducted throughout the course of the project.  Calculations, estimates, etc. must be checked immediately so that errors are not perpetuated.  The checker must have a similar or greater level of experience as the originator, should be a member of the project team familiar with the details of the project, and must be familiar with the type of work proposed for the project.

Topics Covered

  • Opening and Introduction to Road Construction
  • Construction Management Overview
  • Preliminary Investigations & Subgrade Evaluation
  • Setting Out
  • Earthworks & Formation Preparation
  • Pavement Materials & Construction Methods
  • Roadsides
  • identify, explain and assess the nature,
  • functionality and productivity of construction
  • engineering plant and
  • equipment


Understand failure modes/mechanisms in pavements

Learn principles of construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation of flexible pavements

Know about characterization and mechanical properties of asphalt binder, aggregates and asphalt mixtures

Explain volumetric composition of asphalt concrete;

Describe pavement evaluation and safety

Learn Mechanistic-Empirical pavement design basics

Understand Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Cost of pavements

Describe Pavement Management Systems

Explain Quality Control and Quality Assurance of pavements

Acquire knowledge about contracts and bidding for pavements.

Identify, explain and assess the nature, functionality and productivity of c instruction engineering plant and equipment

Demonstrate knowledge regarding use, application and performance of concrete to the level of a graduate engineer working on a construction site.

Collect, evaluate and analyse engineering plant data to create reports and a tender bid.

Communicate concepts and techniques relevant to planning, management and delivery of construction projects


This training course will combine presentations with instructor-guided interactive discussions between participants relating to their individual workplace. Practical exercises, video material and case studies aiming at stimulating these discussions and providing maximum benefit to the participants will support the training.

This interactive training course includes the following training methodologies as a percentage of the total tuition hours:

  • 30% Lectures, Concepts, Role Play
  • 30% Workshops & Work Presentations, Techniques
  • 20% Based on Case Studies & Practical Exercises
  • 20% Videos, Software & General Discussions
  • Pre and Post Test

Who Should Attend?

This training course is designed for people who desire to learn practical site management techniques that will assist them in completing work tasks, establishing and maintaining priorities and meeting deadlines for work and projects.

This training course is suitable to a wide range of project management professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • New project Professionals
  • Site Engineers
  • Cost Engineers
  • Superintendents
  • Managers


Day 1

Industry Orientation & Overview

Use Road Building and Quality Control for Roads  Construction Terminology                                       

Describe Types of Road Building and Quality Control for Roads  Construction                                      

Describe Types of Road Building and Quality Control for Roads Construction


Describe Road Building and Quality Control for Roads  Construction Industry


Describe Road Building and Quality Control for Roads  Construction Careers

Describe Road Building and Quality Control for Roads Construction

Technology and Innovation                         

Contract management and inspection procedures testing of construction

materials such as concrete works concrete aggregates, soil gradation, density and

compaction, field compaction/density of subgrade, and asphalt material.

Day 2

Tools & Equipment Operations & Maintenance

Identify Health and Safety Excellence

Describe Occupational Diseases and Injuries

Complete Road Builders Safety Training System

Obtain First Aid- Level 1 Certification

 Obtain Construction Safety Network Flagperson Certification

 Tools & Equipment Operations & Maintenance

 Describe Environmental Hazards

  Describe Sediment and Drainage Management

  Describe Fuel and Special Procedures Day 3

 Observe the construction equipment being used in construction, equipment of

The field laboratory for quality evaluation, field density sampling and testing,

Asphalt pavement construction


Day 3


Describe WCB Regulations and Scaffold Erection Procedures

Describe WCB Regulations for Portable and Fixed Ladders 

Describe Swing Staging Operations and Safety

Describe Scissor Lift and Zoom Boom Operations and Safety Rigging and Material Handling

 Describe WCB Regulations and Procedures for Rigging

 Identify Signals for Crane and Hoisting Operations

 Describe Safe Use of Ropes, Chains, Slings and Blocking


Day 4

Basic Road Building and Heavy Construction

Equipment Operation and Maintenance

 Describe Types and Functions of Common Large Pieces of Equipment

 Describe Large Equipment Operation Safety Procedures

 Describe Walk Around Procedures

  Describe Common Engine Parts and Functions

Perform Checks and Maintain and Engine Lubrication


Perform Checks and Maintain and Engine Cooling


Perform Checks and Maintain and Engine Induction


Describe Basics of Drive Systems and Brakes 

Describe Basics of Electrical Systems

Describe Basics of Air Breaks and Air Systems

Describe Basics of Hydraulic Systems

Describe Basics of Hitches and Mechanical Linkages


Day 5


    Describe Concrete Properties and Technology

    Describe Concrete Formwork                                                                                  

    Describe Concrete Placement and Curing                                                               

    Describe Quality Control and Testing                                                                    

    Describe Production and Supply of Concrete                                                          

    Describe Reinforcement of Concrete                                                                       

    Describe Soil Cement and Roller Compacted Concrete



  • 08:30 – 10:15 First Session
  • 10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break
  • 10:30 – 12:15 Second Session
  • 12:15 – 12:30 Coffee Break
  • 12:30 – 14:00 Third Session
  • 14:00 – 15:00 Lunch


 The Fee for the seminar, including instruction materials, documentation, lunch, coffee/tea breaks & snack :