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Proficiency Testing Schemes for Materials Testing on Rural Roads

University of Birmingham via FutureLearn


Discover key management systems for materials testing in rural road development

On this course, you’ll discover the importance of Proficiency Testing Schemes (PTS) for ensuring all findings from rural road development tests conducted in a soil and materials testing laboratory meet national and international standards.

You’ll explore the people, data and maintenance management systems required to support the technical aspects of materials testing. Using case studies from Sub-Saharan Africa, you’ll examine the management and technical aspects of laboratories.

You’ll also learn more about the tests themselves as you discover what can go wrong and how to report results.

This course is designed for rural road practitioners and road agency employees in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia.

It will be particularly useful for material technicians and managers in road agencies who are responsible for laboratory testing and proficiency testing schemes.

It is also appropriate for engineering students and researchers studying rural road development and materials testing in emerging and developing countries.

Taught by

Gurmel Ghataora and Michael Burrow

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