LIUNA Training and Education Fund | Evaluated Learning Experience
Asphalt Worker ASPH.W
April 2011 – Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe what asphalt is and how it is made; list six modern-day uses for asphalt; identify and explain the proper care and use of nine asphalt hand tools; identify 10 types of heavy equipment used on asphalt jobs and explain their use; explain the responsibilities of the five work classifications of a typical asphalt crew: shovelers, rakers, screed man, paver operator and roller operator; demonstrate the proper method for shoveling and raking asphalt; explain and demonstrate the proper method for repairing a pothole; explain the reason for sealing asphalt surfaces and cracks; list and identify at least four hazards on an asphalt worksite and describe at least one method for eliminating or avoiding each hazard; list and identify nine types of protective clothing and equipment used when working with asphalt and explain the purpose of each; list and describe two asphalt pavement methods; calculate equipment and material needed for an asphalt-paving job using various jobsite scenarios; describe the operation and purpose of a floating screed; list and describe the tasks performed on a paving project; list and describe the three phases of asphalt compaction; list and identify the three categories of asphalt damage and explain the method of repair for each; describe and demonstrate the four steps for sawing a full depth asphalt patch; explain the role of pavement milling in performing partial depth asphalt repair; describe and demonstrate the seven steps required when performing skim patch repairs; describe the procedure for constructing a bridge approach; and demonstrate the set-up and calibration of electronic grade and slope control.
Major topics include: safety precautions necessary when working with, raking and placing asphalt, preparation of the surface, job preparation, and cleaning of the tools and machinery and patching of potholes and cracks, along with proper raking techniques.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Construction Methods and Materials, and Construction Math (4/16).