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NHI offers rockfall stabilization course online

News | September 19, 2017 | By:

The National Highway Institute (NHI) will offer a web-based course on rockfall stabilization. The beginning-level course, developed by the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TCCC) in partnership with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and NHI, will introduce the key concepts in rockfall stabilization, including tools and methods used in stabilization and reinforcement.

The purpose of this course is to familiarize the construction inspector with current techniques used in stabilizing rock slopes with respect to rockfall. The six modules of the course include an introduction, scaling, rock reinforcement and drainage, surface stabilization, rockfall containment systems on slope, and rockfall barriers along the edge of a road.

FHI recommends the course for federal, state and local highway agency employees and consultant personnel who are involved in the stabilization of rock slopes, as well as construction inspectors responsible for rockfall stabilization.

The FHI Course Number is FHWA-NHI-134206. For more information or to register, visit

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