November 2015

Webinar: Innovative Design, Construction and Maintenance Techniques for Roadway Infrastructure

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Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM-11:00 AM: Webinar
Location: Webinar
Presenter: David K. Hein, P.Eng., Principal Engineer, Vice-President, Transportation, Transportation Infrastructure Division, Applied Research Associates, Inc.
Cost: Free
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This webinar explores innovation in the design, construction and maintenance of roadway infrastructure. The U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Canadian Provinces such as Alberta, Ontario and Québec have embraced innovation deployment as a part of the delivery of transportation infrastructure. Other Provinces such as British Columbia, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick are introducing innovation through the adoption of Public/Private/Partnership contracts. This has included techniques to reduce the impact of roadway infrastructure on the environment, reduce construction time and cost and improve safety. This webinar presents case studies of innovations from North America and around the world. Key take away information from this webinar includes an understanding of the potential for innovation deployment and their value for roadway design, construction and maintenance.

This interesting webinar highlights innovations in the design, construction and maintenance of roadway infrastructure from around the world.  Innovation is the act of introducing a new idea, method or device that drives change in the engineering field.  Innovations can reduce the impact of roadways on the environment, reduce construction time and costs and improve safety for both the travelling public and construction workers.  Governments and private enterprises around the world have embraced the idea of innovation in roadway design and construction.  This has resulted in the introduction and deployment of numerous innovative techniques and processes such as:
  • Intelligent compaction
  • Warm mix asphalt
  •  Pre-cast concrete slabs
  • Adaptive signal controls
  • Synthetic asphalt cement
  • 3 dimensional engineered models
  • Alternative technical concepts
  • Design/build
  • Construction manager general contractor
  • Accelerated bridge construction
  • High friction surfaces
  • Next generation concrete pavement surface texture
  • In-place recycling techniques for pavement renewal
Unique Features of the Course: 
Examples of Innovative Techniques and Processes from Around the World

Target Audience:
  • Engineers involved in roadway design, construction and maintenance
  • Provincial and municipal agency personnel
  • Contractors interested in advancing roadway construction technology
Instructor 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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