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CET 1220 — Construction Materials 3 Credit hours

Covers soil types as well as the determination of strength and load bearing capacities. Methods for and reasons to determine optimum soil moisture contents will be covered. Techniques for field and laboratory identification of soils and for soil compaction and tests of liquid and plastic limit will be taught. The types and kinds of aggregate materials to include slag, gravel, and limestone will be studied. Crush counts as it relates to strength will also be covered. Types of gradation and density as it relates to compaction of stone will be taught. The quality of aggregate materials.