Rock Excavations Blasting Design Part 1: 6 PDH


In this course the student will understand the fundamentals of blasting for rock excavations by learning the art and design of using explosives for the removal of rock and similar materials for construction activities. This is part 1 of a 2 part series.Instructor: Raymond Bosek, PE


This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Discuss the history of explosives in construction
  • Identify basic blasting terminology
  • Explain the different types of explosives
  • Determine optimal explosives for use cases
  • Discuss the various types of initiation systems
  • Discuss common geology encountered and blast design characteristics
  • Explain site exploration activities and common hazards


You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a 20 question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies 6 professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.

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