Public Works Math 101: Calculating Concrete and Asphalt
On-Demand Public Works Education
When it comes to calculating the amount of concrete to pour or asphalt to spread, you can’t afford an “Oops!” moment because you over- or under-estimated how much you needed. If—like most of us—you slept through high school geometry, and “volume” refers to how loud the TV is, and “area” describes the rug on your dining room floor, APWA can help you brush up on your math skills. With "Public Works Math 101," you’ll be calculating area and volume in no time. Even better, this in-depth instruction provides hands-on training you manage at your own pace without ever having to set foot in a classroom or spend a fortune on tuition.
For the price of a movie ticket or two, from the comfort of your own home or office, you can master those math concepts and make sure your calculations are accurate. The course learning aids include pre- and post-assessment tools, online presentations, reading assignments, practice exercises and a course evaluation.
CEUs: eligible for .1 CEUs upon course completion.
After completing this course, participants will be better able to:
- Identify the terminology and formulas that are used when calculating area and volume.
- Calculate how many cubic yards of concrete would be needed to pave a given area, such as a driveway or parking lot.
- Calculate how many tons of asphalt would be needed to pave a given area, such as a driveway or parking lot.
- Explain the necessity for converting cubic feet to cubic yards (concrete) and pounds to tons (asphalt).
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