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Feb 6 - Feb 10
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
In Person

Scott McKay Soils Technology Course TM33

Familiarizes you with the common soils and aggregates used in municipal infrastructure construction including the basics of roadbed design, drainage and pavement structures. You will be able to identify numerous roadway performance problems and solutions.

Course Content

  • Origin of soils
  • Glacial geology
  • Soils identification
  • Flexible pavement design
  • Laboratory testing
  • Interpretation of lab test results
  • Sewer, culvert, and structure backfill
  • Random testing
  • Construction pratices
  • Frost action and transition point treatments
  • Construction and the environment
  • Geotextiles
  • Lab Field Trip

Who Should Attend
Individuals involved in construction, inspection, pavement design or maintenance programming.

Previous involvement with soils and/or road work will be an asset.

Evaluation Process
Passing Grade:  60%. Case studies, quizzes, and work assignments, and comprehensive final examination

This course is recognized by:

  • This course qualifies as a “specialized course” for the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors (AORS) Certified Road Supervisors – Intermediate level (CRS-I) certification program.
  • OACETT= This course may be used as credit in all exam programs including technician specialist, technician and technologist programs. Please contact OACETT to ensure that this course satisfies your particular examination program for certification. Point Value = 10
  • The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 3.5 Continuing Education Units to this course.

Register online or send to register@ogra.org or fax to 289-291-6477. 

Benjamin de Haan is a licensed professional engineer and is the County Engineer for the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. As a county engineer, Ben is responsible for the overall management of the roads department – which includes design, rehabilitation and maintenance of approximately 1000 kilometres roads and 200 bridges.

After obtaining his degree from McGill University in 2003, Ben started his career as municipal engineer at a local consulting firm. Ben left consulting in 2009 to start working at the county.




CHSI, Centre for Health and Safety Innovation, 5110 Creekbank Rd., Mississauga, ON L4W 0A1 Tel (905) 219-0044


February 6, 2023 - Feb 10
8:00 am - 5:00 pm