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Open-Graded Friction Courses

COURSE NO: C02-058
COURSE PROVIDER: Gregory Taylor, P.E.
Open-Graded Friction Courses
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents an introduction to the subject of open-graded friction courses (OGFC). The content of this course document is intended to serve as guidance and not as an absolute standard or rule. The primary objectives of this course are to:

  • Provide technical information on OGFC
  • Present their advantages and limitations
  • Recommend factors to be considered when choosing an OGFC


The topics discussed in this course include: the advantages of using open-graded courses; safety benefits; noise reducing features; economic issues; service life; limitations or past problems; current OGFC mix design and usage; real world examples; and European designs. The course research data will be used to provide material for generating any conclusions and recommendations for open-graded friction courses.


The 2 PDH online course is applicable to civil, traffic or transportation engineers as well as designers, construction personnel and other professionals interested in learning involved in the planning, design and construction of open-graded friction courses.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Familiarizing with the benefits of OGFC
  • Understanding the safety aspects
  • Recognizing noise reduction features
  • Learning about higher costs and longer life cycles of OGFC
  • Knowing the OGFC limitations
  • Familiar with past problems
  • Learning about current uses of OGFC
  • Acquainting with State and European designs
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled "Open-Graded Friction Courses (OGFC)".

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Open-Graded Friction Courses (335 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire course document.
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

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