CIRI members host URI juniors for annual field visits.

Jobsite/plant visits demonstrate real-world applications to CVE students.

At the University of Rhode Island, the CVE 347 classroom and CVE 348 lab courses are a key component of the Civil Engineering (CVE) curriculum. During the last week of April, junior-year CVE students continued the program’s tradition of spring field visits at Cardi Corporation, D’Ambra Construction and J.H. Lynch & Sons. The companies offered presentations on asphalt production and QC/QA.

“These annual visits are an outstanding opportunity for students to see practical applications of principles they’ve learned via computer apps and laboratory work,” says K. Wayne Lee, P.E., URI Professor III of Civil and Environmental Engineering, who also serves as Director of the Rhode Island Transportation Research Center (RITRC).

The wide range of topics covered in the CVE 347 and CVE 348 courses at URI include transportation planning, economic and highway capacity analyses, Superpave asphalt mix design, pavement performance prediction and pavement management.

URI students shown here at annual field visits at D’Ambra Construction, Cardi Corporation and J.H. Lynch & Sons.

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