Introducing APWA’s new eLearning opportunity, “Public Works Math 101: Calculating Concrete and Asphalt”

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. 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.

After completing this course, you’ll 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)

The course learning aids include pre- and post-assessment tools, online presentations, reading assignments, practice exercises and a course evaluation. You can even collect .1 CEU upon course completion.