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Curing Portland Cement Concrete Pavements

COURSE NO: C05-006
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Curing Portland Cement Concrete Pavements
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides guidance on details of concrete curing practice as they pertain to construction of Portland cement concrete pavements. It is organized around the major events in curing pavements: curing immediately after placement (initial curing), curing during the period after final finishing (final curing), and termination of curing and evaluation of effectiveness of curing.


Curing has long been recognized as an important process in constructing durable concrete pavements. Proper curing allows the concrete to develop its potential strength and durability. Inadequate curing can result in surface damage in the form of plastic shrinkage cracking, spalling, and erosion of paste. Since many variables influence the choice of curing materials and when and how to apply curing, the material presented places particular emphasis on attention to details with respect to moisture retention and concrete temperature control.


This 5 PDH  online  course is applicable to civil, structural and geotechnical engineers, as well as design and construction personnel involved with the design and installation of concrete pavements.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Selection of curing materials and procedures
  • Analysis of concrete properties and jobsite conditions
  • Knowing how to adjust the curing practice to account for specific project conditions
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the Federal Highway Administration Publication FHWA-RD-02-099, "Guide for Curing of Portland Cement Concrete Pavements". 

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Curing Portland Cement Concrete Pavements (1.1 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty five (25) questions to earn 5 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this FHWA publication.


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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