April 2015

Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Pavements

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please email Jennifer Chan at [email protected] for waiting list inquiries.
Date: Monday, April 13, 2015 - Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration - Day 1 and Breakfast - Day 1
Location: Vancouver, BC and Webinar
Presenter: David Hein, P.Eng., Principal Pavement Engineer, Applied Research Associates (ARA)
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $838.00 + GST = $879.90 until Mar 30, 2015

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $938.00 + GST = $984.90

Non-Member Price: $938.00 + GST = $984.90

Student Member Price: $469.00 + GST = $492.45
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by March 30, 2015 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
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Parking lots, municipal roadways, airports and major highways all use some form of pavement. Pavements are constructed to provide a safe and durable riding surface for the travelling public. Some may be constructed using a flexible pavement (asphalt); others rigid pavement (concrete). Which types are appropriate for each application? What are the functional requirements for rigid vs. flexible pavement? How can each be constructed and maintained in a cost effective manner? Pavement construction is very expensive and once the pavement is built, what is important to ensure that we are getting our money's worth. How do I determine when I need to "fix" something? What is involved? What are the costs?

Course Benefits              
  • Understand key components and factors necessary for the cost effective design of flexible and rigid pavements.
  • Be able to identify design and construction features that may negatively impact the performance of pavements.
  • Assist in developing specifications to ensure the performance of pavements. 
Course Description
This course discusses pavement design, specification, subgrade preparation, base/subbase and surface types and function, construction details, and long term functional and structural performance considerations to ensure a long-life and effective product.  It provides details on maintenance and rehabilitation procedures, how to evaluate both old and new and innovative pavement treatments using life-cycle cost analysis.  Through a series of case studies, positive and negative design features and construction conditions are presented to give the participant a good understanding of what we can do better to ensure the cost effective use of transportation investments. 

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) 1993 pavement design procedure is covered along with an introduction to the new AASHTO Pavement Design ME mechanistic-empirical method.  Design procedures and processes for low volume parking area and roadways are discussed. 

Municipal interest in green infrastructure solutions for stormwater quantity and quality management, use of permeable pavements has been rapidly increasing.  Cities such as Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and numerous private sector developers have been designing and building permeable pavements.  Key permeable pavement design, construction and maintenance features are presented. 

For existing pavement infrastructure, common procedures are outlined to assist in evaluating pavement condition and to use this information for the cost-effective long-term management of a pavement network.  Common pavement and overall asset management systems ranging from the very simple to very complex our discussed. 

The primary design, specification and construction factors that contribute to the long-term functional and structural performance of pavements ranging from parking lots to municipal roadways, airports and major highways are discussed. 

The design portion of this course focuses on features that may impact the performance of asphalt and concrete pavement infrastructure. 

Some of the key design elements for concrete pavement design and construction include:
  •  Subgrade preparation
  •  Dowel bar: alignment; insertion; quality
  •  Dowel and tie bar placement
  •  Joint detailing
  •  Proper detailing around utility covers
  •  Finishing
  •  Joint and crack sealing
  •  Deleterious materials
  •  General construction site cleanliness
Some of the key design elements for asphalt pavement design and construction include:
  •  Subgrade preparation
  •  Thickness
  •  Instability
  •  Cracking
  •  Segregation
  •  Asphalt stripping
  •  Mix problems
  •  Drainage
  •  Maintenance procedures
Pavement evaluation and management procedures and sustainability solutions specific to the Canadian environment as outlined in the recently released Transportation Association of Canada Pavement Design and Asset Management Guide are highlighted.  The design, evaluation and management of new pavement systems including permeable pavements are covered.  Finally, examples of world-wide innovations in pavement construction and maintenance are presented. 

Unique Features of the Course: 
While the course materials are structured, there is ample opportunity to explore any aspects of pavement design, evaluation and maintenance of interest to the participants.  The instructor effectively uses discussion, case studies and real-world examples to highlight key aspects and interests of the group. 

Target Audience:
·      Pavement network owners and administrators
·      Engineers and technicians involved in the design, evaluation and management of pavements
·      Provincial, municipal and local agencies
·      Airport owners and maintenance staff
Speaker Bio
David Hein is a Principal Engineer and Vice-President of Transportation of Applied Research Associates, Inc in Toronto, Canada.  He is responsible for the ARA Transportation Infrastructure Division with offices in Ontario, Texas, Illinois, Wisconsin, Florida and Pennsylvania.  Mr. Hein has extensive experience with the design, evaluation and management of pavements ranging from low volume roadways to major highways and airports.  He has been extensively involved in the design, construction and maintenance of permeable pavement systems and was the Principal Investigator for the National Cooperative Highway Research Program project NCHRP 25-25 Task 82 to determine the feasibility and provide guidelines for the use of permeable pavement for roadway shoulders.  Other recent projects include the construction of a permeable municipal roadway in Berkeley California, permeable roadways for the Vancouver Olympic Village, parking area in Oahu, Hawaii and a permeable pavement capable of accommodating military tank traffic. 

Mr. Hein has developed numerous tools and guidelines for the design and construction of permeable pavements including the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute’s Permeable DesignPro software application which is the most widely used tool for the design and construction of permeable interlocking concrete pavements.  Mr. Hein is also the chair of an American Society of Civil Engineers committee that is currently developing a consensus standard for the design, construction and maintenance of permeable pavements. 

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