March 2018

Production, Transportation, Placement, and Quality Control for Asphalt Concrete Pavements

Status: This seminar has been postponed. A new date is available
Date: Monday, March 5, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM–8:30 AM: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 AM–4:30 PM: Asphalt Concrete Pavements
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: David Hein, P.Eng.
Applied Research Associates (ARA)
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $479.00 + GST = $502.95 until February 22, 2018

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $579.00 + GST = $607.95

Non-Member Price: $579.00 + GST = $607.95

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Student Member Price: $289.50 + GST = $303.97
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by February 22, 2018 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Asphalt concrete surfaced pavement represents more than 95 percent of all hard-surfaced pavements in Canada. While asphalt concrete is a widely used product, the poor performance of asphalt concrete pavements is not unusual. While some potential issues reside with the design of the pavements, the majority are relegated to the production, transportation, and placement of the material. This course covers all aspects of asphalt concrete material use and finishes with the good, the bad, and the ugly project experiences.

This course begins with an overview of the basic functions of asphalt concrete pavements and includes the following primary modules:

  • Construction project management
  • Aggregates
  • Binder selection
  • Mix design
  • Asphalt production and delivery
  • Asphalt mixture placement
  • Asphalt compaction
  • Joints
  • Quality assurance and lessons learned
  • Links of design and construction to performance

The course is designed for all levels of municipal involvement in the management, delivery, and maintenance of municipal sidewalks and recreational trails including asset management, capital construction, inspection and testing staff, operations and maintenance, consultants, and contractor staff.

Who Should Attend

  • Municipal engineering and technical staff involved in the construction and maintenance of sidewalks and recreational trails.
  • Consultants and contractors involved in the design and construction of sidewalks and recreational trails.
  • Asset management and operations staff.
  • Personnel involved in the physical summer and winter maintenance of sidewalks and recreational trails.
  • Inspection and testing personnel, and
  • Contractor staff involved in the production, transportation, and placement of asphalt concrete.


David Hein, P.Eng.

Principal, Applied Research Associates (ARA)

Mr. Hein is a principal pavement engineer with Applied Research Associates (ARA). ARA is a science and engineering firm specializing in practical solutions to everyday problems. Mr. Hein has been involved in the design and construction of pavements ranging from parking areas to major highways and airport runways. He is the past chair of the World Road Association Pavements Committee and has completed training courses for over 10,000 participants across North America. Mr. Hein led the ARA team that completed a public realm treatment assessment including roads and sidewalks for the City of Vancouver and has been involved with ARA’s extensive data collection and assessment of the sidewalk infrastructure in the District of Columbia. This included a complete inventory of all sidewalk assets with GPS location referencing and assessment with Americans with Disability Act compliance.

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