Instructor: Greg Taylor
Credit Hours: 2.00

Approval Number: not required


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Course Description


This course presents an introduction to the subject of open-graded friction courses (OGFC). The contents of this document are intended to serve as guidance and not as an absolute standard or rule.



Course Objectives


Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  • identify the benefits of OGFC, the higher costs and longer life cycles of OGFC
  • apply safety aspects
  • recognize noise reduction features
  • identity limitations and current uses of OGFC
  • discuss past problems
  • differentiate State and European designs


Instructor Bio


Greg Taylor has worked for the Tennessee Department of Transportation as the Civil Engineering Manager since 1978. He is responsible for all types of roadway projects including State routes, bridges and estimates. He performs all phases of civil engineering design work including erosion control, hydrology, andgrading, while adhering to State regulations. He has also been a logistics and support officer for the Tennessee Air National Guard from 1985 to 2006. Greg hold a M.S. and B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee as well as an M.S. in Engineering Management also from the University of Tennessee.


Other Approvals


National Professional Engineer board: not required